Book Reviews

The Challenger: Contender, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Modern teens fight as gladiators in more violent sequel.
By Taran Matharu
(2020)
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Lobizona: Wolves of No World, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Compelling Latina hero, rushed storytelling in deep fantasy.
By Romina Garber
(2020)
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Bookish and the Beast: Once Upon a Con, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Cute, modern, but bland take on "Beauty and the Beast."
By Ashley Poston
(2020)
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Rowley Jefferson's Awesome Friendly Adventure Book Poster Image
age 8+
Rowley gets creative in funny Wimpy Kid spin-off tale.
By Jeff Kinney
(2020)
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Curse of the Night Witch: Emblem Island, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Promising fantasy world, but hasty storytelling.
By Alex Aster
(2020)
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The Alcazar: The Cerulean, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Intriguing world-building powers delightful space fantasy.
By Amy Ewing
(2020)
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The Amber Anthem: 5 Worlds, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Gorgeous art buoys slower-moving sci-fi sequel.
By Mark Siegel, Alexis Siegel
(2020)
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Aurora Burning: The Aurora Cycle, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Riveting, twisty sequel brings more thrills, violence.
By Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
(2020)
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You Matter Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Beautiful message of self-worth has gorgeous illustrations.
By Christian Robinson
(2020)
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Ruthless Gods: Something Dark and Holy, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Thrilling, chilling sequel in Slavic gothic fantasy trilogy.
By Emily A. Duncan
(2020)
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Bloom: The Overthrow, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Killer plants take over the Earth in gripping series start.
By Kenneth Oppel
(2020)
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The Chaos Curse: Kiranmala and the Kingdom Beyond, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Chaotic tale with solid message that diverse stories matter.
By Sayantani DasGupta
(2020)
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We Dream of Space Book Poster Image
age 9+
Captivating tale of family, friendship, Challenger tragedy.
By Erin Entrada Kelly
(2020)
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Wicked as You Wish: A Hundred Names for Magic, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Chaotic save-the-kingdom mashup tale with rampaging ogres.
By Rin Chupeco
(2020)
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Between Burning Worlds: System Devine, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Action-packed, exciting sequel heads to new moon and planet.
By Jessica Brody, Joanne Rendell
(2020)
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Bent Heavens Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Girl seeks revenge for father's abduction in tense thriller.
By Daniel Kraus
(2020)
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Starsight: Skyward, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
New alien allies up the ante in engrossing sci-fi series.
By Brandon Sanderson
(2019)
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Scientists Get Dressed Book Poster Image
age 7+
Info-packed look at what scientists wear to do their jobs.
By Deborah Lee Rose
(2019)
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Mighty Jack and Zita the Spacegirl Book Poster Image
age 8+
Exciting graphic novel blends two popular series.
By Ben Hatke
(2019)
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Cursed Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Fierce woman leads reimagined, violent Arthurian tale.
By Thomas Wheeler
(2019)
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