Book Reviews

The Shadow Arts: Monstrous Devices, Book 2 [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 9+
Teen and his grandpa battle forces of evil in exciting romp.
By Damien Love
(2020)
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Chain of Gold: The Last Hours, Book 1 [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 14+
Shadowhunters fight poisoning demons in exciting spin-off.
By Cassandra Clare
(2020)
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Confessions of a Dork Lord [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 8+
Tale of magic-impaired underdog on quest is slow, overdone.
By Mike Johnston
(2020)
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Black Girl Unlimited: The Remarkable Story of a Teenage Wizard [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 16+
Girl survives through smarts and magic in intense novel.
By Echo Brown
(2020)
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Layoverland [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 14+
Teen searches for truth in funny, poignant afterlife story.
By Gabby Noone
(2020)
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Race to the Sun [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 10+
Fun girl hero drives fast-paced, modern take on Navajo myth.
By Rebecca Roanhorse
(2020)
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The Queen's Assassin: The Queen's Secret, Book 1 [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 13+
Teens search for conspirators in so-so romantic fantasy.
By Melissa de la Cruz
(2020)
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The Beast Player [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 12+
Teen bonds with magical beasts in captivating fantasy.
By Nahoko Uehashi
(2019)
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The Night Country: The Hazel Wood, Book 2 [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 13+
Tough teen battles dark magic in inventive fantasy sequel.
By Melissa Albert
(2020)
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The Thief Knot: A Greenglass House Story [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 10+
Intrepid tweens hunt down kidnappers in intriguing mystery.
By Kate Milford
(2020)
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Ember Queen: Ash Princess, Book 3 [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 14+
Angsty, slow burn of a finale ultimately satisfies.
By Laura Sebastian
(2020)
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Ashlords [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 12+
Alchemy and magical horses star in solid dystopian tale.
By Scott Reintgen
(2020)
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All the Stars and Teeth, Book 1 [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 14+
Swirl of cool magical ideas has mermaids, sea monsters, too.
By Adalyn Grace
(2020)
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Diana: Princess of the Amazons [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 8+
Vibrant, gentle origin story shows Wonder Woman as tween.
By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale
(2020)
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Epoca: The Tree of Ecrof [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 9+
Sports-themed magical fantasy values teamwork, character.
By Kobe Bryant, Ivy Claire
(2019)
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The Witches [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 9+
Boy and his grandma fight scary witches in classic tale.
By Roald Dahl
(1983)
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Nameless Queen [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 13+
Clever heroine drives appealing fantasy of politics, magic.
By Rebecca McLaughlin
(2020)
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A Heart So Fierce and Broken: Cursebreaker, Book 2 [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 14+
Riveting tale pits love and magic against cruelty and gore.
By Brigid Kemmerer
(2020)
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The Conference of the Birds:  Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children, Book 5 [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 13+
Fifth in creepy series delivers chills and suspense.
By Ransom Riggs
(2020)
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Shadowshaper Legacy: The Shadowshaper Cypher, Book 3 [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 13+
Great urban cast drives magical fantasy finale.
By Daniel Jose Older
(2020)
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