Reviews by Category: Fantasy

Teen Review
Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

Shatter Me

By Tahereh Mafi
4
Rated by
Taylor E.
Apr 19, 2021

Shatter Me​, by Tahereh Mafi, is the first book in a YA dystopian series of the same name. In this novel, Juliette, a girl with the ability to kill someone with her touch, lives in a wasteland society. After being kidnapped by the son of a powerful man, Juliette, and her love interest Adam, must try to escape and reach safety.

Teen Review
City of Villains by Estelle Laure

City of Villains

By Estelle Laure
4
Rated by
Maria H.
Apr 18, 2021

Disney fairytales meet Gotham City in this crime fantasy drama! The story follows Mary Elizabeth, an intern at the Monarch City police department. Mary Elizabeth is a Legacy, those who once had magic before it disappeared in the Great Death. When the daughter of one of the most powerful businessmen in the Scar— the neighborhood where Mary Elizabeth lives with her Legacy boyfriend and best friend— goes missing, Mary Elizabeth is assigned her very first case! As Mary Elizabeth investigates, she discovers that this girl’s disappearance is part of a deeper, darker mystery.

Teen Review
Legendary by Stephanie Garber

Legendary

By Stephanie Garber
5
Rated by
Brooke G.
Apr 16, 2021

For the first time in the game’s history, Caraval will be held twice in one year, within weeks of each other. Only this time, Tella will be playing. Unlike the others, however, Tella will not be playing for fun. She needs to repay a debt to a mysterious man that she bargained with and who only wants one thing: Legend’s real name. To get it, Tella must win Caraval.

Teen Review
The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani

The School For Good and Evil

By Soman Chainani
4
Rated by
Taylor E.
Apr 15, 2021

The School for Good and Evil​ is the first book in a series of the same name by Soman Chainani. This is a middle-grade fantasy novel that follows two girls in their early teens as they are taken from their hometown and thrust into a school to learn to become either good or evil. Although this is a middle-grade book, it has some more mature themes and insinuating moments in the dialogue.

Teen Review
Caraval by Stephanie Garber

Caraval

By Stephanie Garber
5
Rated by
Brooke G.
Apr 13, 2021

“Whatever you've heard about Caraval, it doesn't compare to the reality. It's more than just a game or performance. It's the closest you'll ever find yourself magic in this world.”

Teen Review
Four by Veronica Roth

Four

By Veronica Roth
4
Rated by
Taylor E.
Apr 12, 2021

Four​ is a collection of short stories, including the first four novellas of the ​Divergent​ series, by Veronica Roth. The first part of the book is made up of ​“The Transfer​,” “​The Initiate​,” and “​The Son” and focuses on expanding on Tobias’ past and events prior to Tris’ initiation. These three stories were pretty good, but the first, ​“The Transfer​,” was the best of the group.

Teen Review
The Initiate by Veronica Roth

The Initiate

By Veronica Roth
4
Rated by
Taylor E.
Apr 9, 2021

Veronica Roth’s second novella in her ​Divergent​ series, ​The Initiate​, takes place after ​The Transfer​ and follows Four as he navigates becoming and belonging with the Dauntless. This story didn’t add anything to Four’s character or introduce anything new about his background; he’s just in the process of becoming the Four that can be seen in ​Divergent​.

Teen Review
The Transfer by Veronica Roth

The Transfer

By Veronica Roth
5
Rated by
Taylor E.
Apr 7, 2021

The Transfer​ is a novella in Veronica Roth’s ​Divergent​ series. This novella highlights a different side of Tobias as Roth provides more insight into who he was before becoming Dauntless. While no new information about his past was presented, this story really emphasizes how much Tobias grew from the time he transferred from Abnegation to ​Divergent​.

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