Books by Michael Buckley

HEART OF THE STORM by Michael Buckley
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"Despite some pacing hiccups, a series ender packed with action, scary enemies, and satisfying character arcs. (Fantasy. 13 & up)"
Half-human, half-Sirena white teenager Lyric faces the biggest threat to the world yet in this trilogy closer. Read full book review >
RAGING SEA by Michael Buckley
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"Watery fun right up to the cliffhanger for readers willing to go with the flow. (Fantasy. 13 & up)"
After the aquatic Rusalka's initial invasion in Undertow (2015), Alpha-human hybrid Lyric is a wanted terrorist looking for her family.Read full book review >
UNDERTOW by Michael Buckley
Released: May 5, 2015

"Odd but nevertheless exciting. (Dystopic fantasy. 13-16)"
The Alpha arrive on the shores of Coney Island. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 11, 2014

"A passionately committed environmental activist unearths China's criminal, ongoing policy of resource extraction."
A grim, relentless exposé of the plundering of Tibet's natural resources by China. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"With true fearlessness and finely honed skills, this talented duo has created a most entertaining hero. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Preschoolers everywhere can relate to the steely bravery, sheer willpower and steady determination it often takes to surmount the herculean obstacles a day can bring. Read full book review >
M IS FOR MAMA'S BOY by Michael Buckley
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Beaver's illustrations and Chad W. Beckerman's art direction make for a terrific package for reluctant readers or book lovers out for thrills, gadgets and larfs. (Adventure. 8-12)"
Turncoat former member of National Espionage Rescue & Defense Society (aka NERDS) Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"However, avid readers of humorous thrillers will be quite glad this is slated to be a series. (Thriller. 8-12)"
Jackson Jones used to be the most popular 11-year-old at Nathan Hale Elementary, but now he's forced to wear hideous magnetic braces on his teeth. Read full book review >
THE SISTERS GRIMM by Michael Buckley
Released: April 1, 2006

"Even confirmed fans will hope for tighter writing in future outings. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
Poor choreography in the battle scenes drags the latest entry in this otherwise delicious series below par. Read full book review >
THE SISTERS GRIMM by Michael Buckley
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Occasional technically finished illustrations. (Fantasy. 12-14)"
In a second outing every bit as hilarious and scary as the first, Sabrina and Daphne, the two young descendants of Wilhelm Grimm, no sooner start school in Ferryport Landing than the murders of a teacher and the custodian catapult them into a new investigation. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Rich in well-set-up surprises and imaginatively tweaked characters, this tongue-in-cheek frolic features both a pair of memorable young sleuths and a madcap plot with plenty of leads into future episodes. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
Readers will definitely have to be up on their folktales, as well as children's lit classics in general, to catch all the references in this terrific, head-spinning series opener. Read full book review >