Book Reviews

age 9+
 
Creepy AND warmhearted -- one of Gaiman's best.
By Neil Gaiman
(2008)
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age 15+
 
Gruesomely good gothic horror too violent for younger teens.
By Rick Yancey
(2009)
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age 11+
 
Girl fencer fights monsters in clever fantasy graphic novel.
By Jane Yolen
(2010)
age 15+
 
Sensual and suspenseful werewolf fantasy for mature teens.
By Annette Curtis Klause
(1997)
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age 9+
 
Brilliantly written, inventive pre-LOTR tale.
By J.R.R. Tolkien
(1937)
age 10+
 
Girl fights to save friend in creepy, comic horror tale.
By Keith Graves
(2011)
age 14+
 
Fantasy sequel has strong female characters, more violence.
By Cassandra Clare
(2011)
age 14+
 
Werewolf finale focuses on love triangle and bloody battle.
By Andrea Cremer
(2012)
age 13+
 
Dead teen loads up on pizza and angst in the afterlife.
By Jess Rothenberg
(2012)
age 8+
 
Tragic events kick off action-packed graphic novel fantasy.
By Kazu Kibuishi
(2008)
age 10+
 
More end-of-times excitement with a heavy dose of humor.
By Rick Riordan
(2012)
age 15+
 
Bloody bestselling fantasy series gets steamier.
By Cassandra Clare
(2012)
age 11+
 
Ambitious, edu-taining fantasy series gets a grand send-off.
By Michael Scott
(2012)
age 13+
 
Thrilling, exotic fantasy romance gets pretty violent.
By Leigh Bardugo
(2012)
age 16+
 
Paranormal adventure bogs down in details.
By Michelle Sagara
(2012)
age 12+
 
Intricate historical novel contrasts Dust Bowl, fairy world.
By Sarah Zettel
(2012)
age 16+
 
Tribute collection will please Bradbury fans, new readers.
By Mort Castle, Sam Weller
(2012)
age 15+
 
Zombie apocalypse meets mature high school-set thriller.
By Courtney Summers
(2012)
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age 14+
 
Surrealism, folklore mix in unforgettable disaster fantasy.
By Nalo Hopkinson
(2012)
age 12+
 
Inventive time-travel tale mixes history, religion, sci-fi.
By Pete Hautman
(2012)

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