Book Reviews

Elementals: Ice Wolves Book Poster Image
age 9+
Shapeshifting twins tale slow to wow; series has potential.
By Amie Kaufman
(2018)
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Love & Luck Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Sibs squabble in cute but contrived Irish road-trip tale.
By Jenna Evans Welch
(2018)
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The Case for Jamie: Charlotte Holmes, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Edgy, thrilling, complex "finale" leaves doors open.
By Brittany Cavallaro
(2018)
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The Downward Spiral: Lock and Key, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Moodier young Sherlock sequel is chock-full of secrets.
By Ridley Pearson
(2017)
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The House with a Clock in Its Walls: Lewis Barnavelt, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Ten-year-old raises the dead in creepy Gothic classic.
By John Bellairs
(2004)
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Freya and the Magic Jewel: Thunder Girls, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fun read, troubling message for girls to be peacemakers.
By Joan Holub, Suzanne Williams
(2018)
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All of This Is True Book Poster Image
age 13+
Writer uses teens' secrets for stories in riveting thriller.
By Lygia Day Peñaflor
(2018)
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Legendary: A Caraval Novel Book Poster Image
age 13+
Dramatic magical romance sequel has daring female hero.
By Stephanie Garber
(2018)
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Daughter of the Siren Queen: Daughter of the Pirate King, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Snarky, slashy pirate princess returns in gory revenge romp.
By Tricia Levenseller
(2018)
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Genuine Fraud Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Absorbing thriller unfolds in reverse-chronological order.
By E. Lockhart
(2017)
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Isle of Blood and Stone: Tower of Winds, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Historical fantasy weaves clever mystery plot.
By Makiia Lucier
(2018)
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Neverworld Wake Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Dark, gripping, time-shifting psychological thriller.
By Marisha Pessl
(2018)
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Charlie & Frog Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Fun, educational mystery introduces kids to sign language.
By Karen Kane
(2018)
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The Mad Wolf's Daughter Book Poster Image
age 9+
Mighty tween heroine rocks fun, thrilling medieval tale.
By Diane Magras
(2018)
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Raffie on the Run Book Poster Image
age 8+
Subway rat aims to rescue brother in swift urban adventure.
By Jacqueline Resnick
(2018)
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The Cobalt Prince: 5 Worlds, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
New dangers, unexpected allies enliven galactic quest.
By Mark Siegel, Alexis Siegel
(2018)
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A Court of Frost and Starlight: A Court of Thorns and Roses, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Festive, less violent installment sizzles with faerie sex.
By Sarah J. Maas
(2018)
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The Burning Maze: The Trials of Apollo, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Evil Caligula reigns again in high-action Apollo sequel.
By Rick Riordan
(2018)
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The Tangled Lands Book Poster Image
age 16+
Related novellas have ecological themes, lots of violence.
By Paolo Bacigalupi, Tobias Buckell
(2018)
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Ocean Meets Sky Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Boy remembers his grandfather in magical, visual tale.
By Terry Fan, Eric Fan
(2018)
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