Books by Maryrose Wood

THE INTERRUPTED TALE by Maryrose Wood
Released: Dec. 1, 2013

"The history and nature of the Ashton curse at least begins to move out of the shadows at last. Still, much else remains to be illuminated in future sequels, which fans will be howling for. (finished illustrations not seen) (Comic melodrama. 10-12)"
Amid much mention of cake and iambic pentameter, the Swanburne Academy for Poor Bright Females survives a challenge thanks to its star graduate, nanny Penelope Lumley, and her three wolfish wards. Read full book review >
THE UNSEEN GUEST by Maryrose Wood
Released: April 1, 2012

"Still howling good fun, though the series' big Reveal doesn't seem any closer than before. (Melodrama. 10-12)"
Resilient as ever, in the third installment of Wood's deliciously melodramatic Victorian mystery teenage governess Penelope Lumley takes on threats to her wolfish young charges that include a hustler after the Ashton fortune. Read full book review >
THE POISON DIARIES:  NIGHTSHADE by Maryrose Wood
FICTION
Released: Oct. 25, 2011

"Promising Weed's continued pursuit (and, hopefully, reviving the intriguing issue of Mr. Luxton's poisoning), part three's sure to levy as much page-turning enthrallment as its predecessors. (Paranormal romance. 13 & up)"
Second of three, this fine paranormal gothic continues the tortured journeys of estranged teenage lovers Jessamine Luxton, a healer, and Weed, an orphan who communicates with plants. Read full book review >
THE HIDDEN GALLERY by Maryrose Wood
Released: Feb. 22, 2011

The plot thickens but is still far from crystallizing in this madcap sequel to The Mysterious Howling (2010). Read full book review >

THE POISON DIARIES by Maryrose Wood
FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

Jessamine, 16, tends house and garden for her stern apothecary father in isolated Northumberland. Read full book review >

THE MYSTERIOUS HOWLING by Maryrose Wood
Released: Feb. 23, 2010

Fresh from the Swanburne Academy for Poor Bright Females, 15-year-old Penelope Lumley reports to remote but palatial Ashton Place and discovers just why the advertisement for a governess indicated a strong preference for "Experience with Animals." Read full book review >

MY LIFE by Maryrose Wood
FICTION
Released: March 11, 2008

Best friends Emily and Phil from Long Island looooooove the theatre and spend every cent they have on seeing Broadway shows, particularly Aurora, a "triple threat" of an imaginary musical that inspires the kind of historic mania that only musicals like Rent and Spring Awakening have been able to muster. Read full book review >

FICTION
Released: Jan. 24, 2006

Fourteen-year-old Felicia, a student of the Manhattan Free Children's School (aka the Pound), devises a clever science project to work on with her crush, Matthew, in an effort to get closer to him. Read full book review >