Book Reviews

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age 14+
 
Adult sequel to popular Princess Diaries series delivers.
By Meg Cabot
(2015)
age 8+
 
Strong finish for modern, fast-paced fairy tale-fantasy.
By Shelby Bach
(2015)
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age 8+
 
Smart, funny fantasy strong on characters' bond.
By John David Anderson
(2015)
age 9+
 
Rafe goes back to Hills Middle School in fun seventh book.
By James Patterson, Chris Tebbetts
(2015)
age 9+
 
Strange, sad, and surprisingly sweet story of friendship.
By Lane Smith
(2015)
age 15+
 
Dark magic, gore, hot faerie romance mark mature fantasy.
By Sarah J. Maas
(2015)
age 8+
 
Giddily fun start to ninja series has lots of fighting.
By Kevin Serwacki, Chris Pallace
(2015)
age 8+
 
Fewer thrills, more relationship focus in this installment.
By E.D. Baker
(2015)
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age 8+
 
Young Jeter inches closer to his dreams in strong sequel.
By Derek Jeter, Paul Mantell
(2015)
age 10+
 
Tale of Disney villains' kids has cliché plot, characters.
By Melissa de la Cruz
(2015)
age 10+
 
New Kingdom Keepers series best for fans of previous one.
By Ridley Pearson
(2015)
age 8+
 
Exciting, funny, fractured fairy tale of boy vs. giants.
By Liesl Shurtliff
(2015)
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age 10+
 
Ben is lured to the dark side in fun, action-packed sequel.
By Stuart Gibbs
(2015)
age 12+
 
Graphic adaptation of popular sci-fi novel seems oddly flat.
By Marie Lu, Leigh Dragoon
(2015)
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age 12+
 
Lunar military adventure has strong teen girl at center.
By Karen Bao
(2015)
age 8+
 
Inspirational memoir of Little League history maker.
By Mo'ne Davis, Hilary Beard
(2015)
age 13+
 
Romantic fantasy has strong writing, weak heroine.
By Melinda Salisbury
(2015)
age 9+
 
Charming early stories from master of fantasy.
By Terry Pratchett
(2015)
age 13+
 
Absorbing prequel from the evil queen's perspective.
By Marissa Meyer
(2015)
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age 8+
 
Fun tale of Jeter in Little League mixes action, messages.
By Derek Jeter, Paul Mantell
(2014)

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