Book Reviews

Ronan Boyle Into the Strangeplace: Ronan Boyle, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Ronan aims to clear his parents of a crime in wacky romp.
By Thomas Lennon
(2021)
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Gilded Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Bold, at times gory reimagining of "Rumpelstiltskin."
By Marissa Meyer
(2021)
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Beasts of Prey Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Teens ally across social boundaries in sweet fantasy novel.
By Ayana Gray
(2021)
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City of Dragons: The Awakening Storm Book Poster Image
age 8+
Curious kids care for baby water dragon in fun adventure.
By Jaimal Yogis
(2021)
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Our Violent Ends: These Violent Delights, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Social unrest drives compelling fantasy/romance sequel.
By Chloe Gong
(2021)
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The Splendor Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Teen braves creepy mind manipulators in perilous tale.
By Breeana Shields
(2021)
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The Christmas Witch Book Poster Image
age 6+
Inventive story of Santa's long-lost twin sister.
By Dan Murphy, Aubrey Plaza
(2021)
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Gladys the Magic Chicken Book Poster Image
age 5+
Zany fairy tale follows a chicken everyone thinks is magic.
By Adam Rubin
(2021)
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The Perfect Gift: Jingle Jangle, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 4+
Christmas tale celebrates invention, family, imagination.
By Lyn Sisson-Talbert, David E. Talbert
(2021)
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Once Upon a Broken Heart Book Poster Image
age 13+
Caraval spin-off has more magic and less character appeal.
By Stephanie Garber
(2021)
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Santa in the City Book Poster Image
age 4+
The magic of Christmas is alive in this modern city story.
By Tiffany D. Jackson
(2021)
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Dust & Grim Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Sibs run funeral home for monsters in clever horror comedy.
By Chuck Wendig
(2021)
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The Witch Haven Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Riveting historical fantasy offers thrills and romance.
By Sasha Peyton Smith
(2021)
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The Cursed Carnival and Other Calamities: New Stories About Mythic Heroes Book Poster Image
age 10+
Ten mythology tales best for fans of the 10 authors' series.
By Rick Riordan, Carlos Hernandez, Roshani Chokshi, J. C. Cervantes, Yoon Ha Lee, Kwame Mbalia, Rebecca Roanhorse, Tehlor Kay Mejia, Sarwat Chadda, Graci Kim
(2021)
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Daughter of the Deep Book Poster Image
age 10+
Exciting undersea adventure has diverse cast, cool tech.
By Rick Riordan
(2021)
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A Tale of Sorcery: A Tale of Magic, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Fairies and fire demons vs. villains in wild page-turner.
By Chris Colfer
(2021)
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The Last Chance for Logan County: Legendary Alston Boys, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Feisty detectives fight monsters in wacky adventure.
By Lamar Giles
(2021)
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Shadowghast: Legends of Eerie-on-Sea, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Series keeps up spooky suspense as townsfolk go missing.
By Thomas Taylor
(2021)
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Jade Fire Gold Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Chinese folklore-fueled fantasy brims with action, romance.
By June C. L. Tan
(2021)
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Bear Is a Bear Book Poster Image
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age 3+
Gorgeous illustrations and warm message of love over time.
By Jonathan Stutzman
(2021)
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