Book Reviews

School of the Dead Book Poster Image
age 8+
Suspenseful, action-packed ghost story has mild scares.
By Avi
(2016)
Journey to the Lights: Disney Frozen: Northern Lights Book Poster Image
age 6+
Upbeat "Frozen" spin-off is an easy chapter book for fans.
By Suzanne Franc
(2016)
The Inquisition: Summoner, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Gripping sequel shows heinously violent world of orc enemy.
By Taran Matharu
(2016)
A Clatter of Jars Book Poster Image
age 8+
Quirky blend of magic, issues, recipes in summer camp tale.
By Lisa Graff
(2016)
Queen of Hearts Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Creepy, gory, violent origin story of Alice's mean queen.
By Colleen Oakes
(2016)
Nobody Likes a Goblin Book Poster Image
age 4+
Outcast goblin proves courageous in mythic adventure.
By Ben Hatke
(2016)
The Crown's Game Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Captivating tale of competing magicians in 1825 Russia.
By Evelyn Skye
(2016)
Snow Like Ashes: Snow Like Ashes, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Compelling fantasy world has some storytelling hiccups.
By Sara Raasch
(2014)
The Skeleth: The Nethergrim, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Pace and emotional depth increase in medieval fantasy.
By Matthew Jobin
(2016)
Ruined Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Action, romance, and fantasy in strong series kickoff.
By Amy Tintera
(2016)
The Novice: Summoner, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Teens train with demons for battle in exciting series start.
By Taran Matharu
(2015)
Return to the Isle of the Lost: Descendants, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fun villain-kids romp packed with positive messages.
By Melissa de la Cruz
(2016)
Places No One Knows Book Poster Image
age 14+
Dark romantic fantasy traces opposites' self-discovery.
By Brenna Yovanoff
(2016)
The Crown: The Selection, Book 5 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Fantasy-romance installment ramps up the palace intrigue.
By Kiera Cass
(2016)
The Shadow Queen: Ravenspire, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Magic, dragons, and romance bolster mildly flawed fantasy.
By C. J. Redwine
(2016)
A Court of Mist and Fury: A Court of Thorns and Roses, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Dark faery romance sequel filled with sex, gore, magic.
By Sarah J. Maas
(2016)
Demon Dentist Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Macabre, grisly tale mines Dahl, but with less charm.
By David Walliams
(2016)
Mystery of the Map: Poptropica, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 6+
Nonstop action propels website spin-off.
By Jack Chabert
(2016)
Flamecaster: Shattered Realms, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Absorbing fantasy romance full of spies and palace intrigue.
By Cinda Williams Chima
(2016)
The Hidden Oracle: The Trials of Apollo, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Worthy addition to the mythological world of Percy Jackson.
By Rick Riordan
(2016)

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