Book Reviews

age 9+
Solid storytelling, intensity in spin-off series sequel.
By Victoria Schwab
(2015)
age 4+
Fun, personalized tale of kid's quest to find lost name.
By David Cadji-Newby
(2015)
age 11+
Illustrated witchy, monstery tale offers goofy/creepy fun.
By Tania Del Rio
(2015)
age 13+
Action-packed finale lacks wow factor of first two books.
By Eoin Colfer
(2015)
age 8+
Magical, heartbreaking story about family and friendship.
By Jodi Lynn Anderson
(2015)
age 13+
Violent volume ends gothic trilogy with epic battle, hope.
By Ransom Riggs
(2015)
age 10+
Exciting Norse mythology adventure with Percy-like hero.
By Rick Riordan
(2015)
age 13+
Bella/Edward are now Beau/Edyth. Great for gender-role talk.
By Stephenie Meyer
(2015)
age 5+
Guests wait while princess fights monsters in fun sequel.
By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale
(2015)
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age 13+
Tedious romance, fun adventure with Egyptian gods, monsters.
By Colleen Houck
(2015)
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age 10+
Ghosts, romance, otherworldly connections in inventive tale.
By Polly Shulman
(2015)
age 15+
Engrossing sequel in supernatural series set in '20s NYC.
By Libba Bray
(2015)
age 11+
Another exciting, scary installment for ghost-story fans.
By Jonathan Stroud
(2015)
age 9+
Friends, villain clash on speeding train in gripping finale.
By Lemony Snicket
(2015)
age 8+
Spooky mystery-thriller about supernatural evil.
By Robert Beatty
(2015)
age 9+
Wand magic at the forefront of action-packed sequel.
By David Baldacci
(2015)
age 9+
Hasty setup, exciting finish in magic-school sequel.
By Holly Black, Cassandra Clare
(2015)
age 12+
Anthology delivers series of short, sharp shocks.
By April Genevieve Tucholke
(2015)
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age 9+
Engrossing, fast-paced sci-fi/fantasy has haunting dilemmas.
By Christine Hayes
(2015)
age 8+
Kinda creepy, kinda sweet ghost story for big kids, tweens.
By Lauren DeStefano
(2015)

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