Book Reviews

Little Skeletons/Esqueletitos: Countdown to Midnight Book Poster Image
age 4+
Fun, rhythmic, bilingual Day of the Dead romp.
By Susie Jaramillo
(2018)
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The Language of Spells Book Poster Image
age 9+
Viennese girl meets dragon in sweet, poignant fantasy.
By Garret Weyr
(2018)
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The Brink of Darkness:  The Edge of Everything, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Gripping, romantic, edgy fantasy sequel does not disappoint.
By Jeff Giles
(2018)
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Not So Normal Norbert Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fun fantasy/sci-fi blend combats dystopia with laughs.
By James Patterson, Joey Green
(2018)
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Eden Conquered: Dividing Eden, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Rival twins square off in surprising fantasy finale.
By Joelle Charbonneau
(2018)
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War Storm: Red Queen, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Occasional thrills but mostly uneven fantasy finale.
By Victoria Aveyard
(2018)
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Evangeline of the Bayou Book Poster Image
age 8+
Exciting thrills and chills in mysterious supernatural tale.
By Jan Eldredge
(2018)
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Out of the Blue Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Angel mystery focuses on mother loss over fantasy.
By Sophie Cameron
(2018)
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Elementals: Ice Wolves Book Poster Image
age 9+
Shapeshifting twins tale slow to wow; series has potential.
By Amie Kaufman
(2018)
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Ash Princess Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Torture, genocide make absorbing fantasy for mature teens.
By Laura Sebastian
(2018)
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The House with a Clock in Its Walls: Lewis Barnavelt, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Ten-year-old raises the dead in creepy Gothic classic.
By John Bellairs
(2004)
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Legendary: A Caraval Novel Book Poster Image
age 13+
Dramatic magical romance sequel has daring female hero.
By Stephanie Garber
(2018)
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Daughter of the Siren Queen: Daughter of the Pirate King, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Snarky, slashy pirate princess returns in gory revenge romp.
By Tricia Levenseller
(2018)
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Isle of Blood and Stone: Tower of Winds, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Historical fantasy weaves clever mystery plot.
By Makiia Lucier
(2018)
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Neverworld Wake Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Dark, gripping, time-shifting psychological thriller.
By Marisha Pessl
(2018)
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Julián Is a Mermaid Book Poster Image
age 4+
In touching story and art, boy imagines he's a mermaid.
By Jessica Love
(2018)
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A Court of Frost and Starlight: A Court of Thorns and Roses, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Festive, less violent installment sizzles with faerie sex.
By Sarah J. Maas
(2018)
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The Burning Maze: The Trials of Apollo, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Evil Caligula reigns again in high-action Apollo sequel.
By Rick Riordan
(2018)
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The Tangled Lands Book Poster Image
age 16+
Related novellas have ecological themes, lots of violence.
By Paolo Bacigalupi, Tobias Buckell
(2018)
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Queens of Fennbirn: Three Dark Crowns Series Book Poster Image
age 14+
Two prequel stories deftly explore betrayal and power.
By Kendare Blake
(2018)
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