Book Reviews

School of the Dead Book Poster Image
age 8+
Suspenseful, action-packed ghost story has mild scares.
By Avi
(2016)
The Inquisition: Summoner, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Gripping sequel shows heinously violent world of orc enemy.
By Taran Matharu
(2016)
Queen of Hearts Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Creepy, gory, violent origin story of Alice's mean queen.
By Colleen Oakes
(2016)
Nobody Likes a Goblin Book Poster Image
age 4+
Outcast goblin proves courageous in mythic adventure.
By Ben Hatke
(2016)
The Skeleth: The Nethergrim, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Pace and emotional depth increase in medieval fantasy.
By Matthew Jobin
(2016)
The Novice: Summoner, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Teens train with demons for battle in exciting series start.
By Taran Matharu
(2015)
Monster & Son Book Poster Image
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age 2+
Monstrously funny -- and sweet -- book perfect for bedtime.
By David LaRochelle
(2016)
The Shadow Queen: Ravenspire, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Magic, dragons, and romance bolster mildly flawed fantasy.
By C. J. Redwine
(2016)
The Nameless City Book Poster Image
age 9+
Teens fight to save city in action-packed graphic novel.
By Faith Erin Hicks
(2016)
A Court of Mist and Fury: A Court of Thorns and Roses, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Dark faery romance sequel filled with sex, gore, magic.
By Sarah J. Maas
(2016)
Flamecaster: Shattered Realms, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Absorbing fantasy romance full of spies and palace intrigue.
By Cinda Williams Chima
(2016)
The Hidden Oracle: The Trials of Apollo, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Worthy addition to the mythological world of Percy Jackson.
By Rick Riordan
(2016)
Seven Wonders Book 5: The Legend of the Rift Book Poster Image
age 10+
Action high, character growth low in series wrap-up.
By Peter Lerangis
(2016)
Derek Jeter Presents Night at the Stadium Book Poster Image
age 4+
Lost boy has postgame adventure in magical baseball tale.
By Phil Bildner
(2016)
Ollie's Odyssey Book Poster Image
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age 7+
Illustrated stolen-toy tale has heart and scary scenes.
By William Joyce
(2016)
The Raven King:  The Raven Cycle, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Gorgeously written multilayered finale is simply magical.
By Maggie Stiefvater
(2016)
Rules of the House Book Poster Image
age 4+
Spook-house fun in story about spatting siblings and rules.
By Mac Barnett
(2016)
Demigods & Magicians: Percy and Annabeth Meet the Kanes Book Poster Image
age 9+
Crossover tales will thrill fans of Riordan's two series.
By Rick Riordan
(2016)
These Vicious Masks Book Poster Image
age 13+
Magic, mad scientist mix in darkly romantic Victorian romp.
By Tarun Shanker, Kelly Zekas
(2016)
Booked Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Soccer player faces divorce, bullies in fast-paced novel.
By Kwame Alexander
(2016)

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