Book Review: Hansel and Gretel: A TOON graphic by Neil GaimanHANSEL & GRETEL by Neil Gaiman is a graphic novel recommended for ages 12+.
Book Review: Shiver by Maggie StiefvaterSHIVER by Maggie Stiefvater is young adult fantasy recommended for ages 16+. A New York Times Best Seller.
Book Review: 29 Myths on Swinster Pharmacy by Lemony Snicket29 MYTHS ON SWINSTER PHARMACY by Lemony Snicket is technically a picture book. Recommended for ages 9+…or younger…or maybe even really old. Surely someone will understand this book!
Book Review: Blackbird House by Alice HoffmanBLACKBIRD HOUSE by Alice Hoffman is fiction recommended for ages 21+.
Book Review: Feathers by Jacqueline WoodsonFEATHERS by Jacqueline Woodson is middle grade fiction and a Newbery Honor Book recommended for ages 12+.
Book Review: The Coldest Girl In Coldtown by Holly BlackTHE COLDEST GIRL IN COLDTOWN by Holly Black is young adult vampire/horror/fantasy recommended for ages 18+.
Book Review: Lucky Strike by Bobbie PyronLUCKY STRIKE by Bobbie Pyron is contemporary middle grade fiction recommended for ages 9+.
Book Review: The Sin Eater’s Daughter by Melinda SalisburyTHE SIN EATER’S DAUGHTER by Melinda Salisbury is young adult fantasy recommended for ages 16+.
Book Review: Dauntless by Dina L. SleimanDAUNTLESS by Dina L. Sleiman is religious historical fiction/romance recommended for ages 16+.
Book Review: Echo by Pam Munoz RyanECHO by Pam Munoz Ryan is middle grade fantasy and historical fiction (Yes, you read that correctly!) recommended for ages 12+.
Book Review: When My Heart Was Wicked by Tricia StirlingWHEN MY HEART WAS WICKED by Tricia Stirling is young adult fantasy that intertwines occult magic and contemporary teen drama. Recommended for ages 16+.
Book Review: How to Catch a Prince by Rachel HauckHOW TO CATCH A PRINCE by Rachel Hauck is romance recommended for ages 18+.
Compass Book Ratings’ Nominee Wins Cybils AwardOn February 14, 2015 the Cybils announced their 2014 winners. Compass Book Ratings had nominated several titles–three of which made the finalist round. We were thrilled to see that our nomination, The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion, and the Fall of…
Book Review: Death Cheater by Danielle ThorneDEATH CHEATER by Danielle Thorne is young adult paranormal fiction recommended for ages 12+.
Book Review: Graceling by Kristin CashoreGRACELING by Kristin Cashore is young adult fantasy recommended for ages 18+. Awards include: Awards: Winner of the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children’s Literature, winner of the SIBA Book Award/YA, Indies Choice Book Award Honor Book, ALA Best Book for…
Book Reviews and Content Ratings
So many books, so little time…
With thousands of books published each year, it can be mind-boggling to select a book. Compass Book Ratings’ mission is to provide readers with the ability to target in on the right book for them by age, genre, starred literary review, and especially by content. We do the background work so you can customize your reading choices. By providing a standardized rating system and book review, parents, teachers, librarians, and readers can easily evaluate reading options. Movies have ratings…Television Shows have ratings…Games have ratings…and now, books have ratings, too!
Also noted in our content analysis: Mature Themes and Drug/Alcohol use