Books by Michael Grant

MONSTER by Michael Grant
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"A bombastic, engaging start to a sequel series full of potential. (Science fiction. 14-17)"
The Gone series continues. Read full book review >
SILVER STARS by Michael Grant
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"Exhaustive research, immersive storytelling, and emotional depth make for a superlative tale. (glossary, bibliography) (Alternate history. 14 & up)"
FRONT LINES by Michael Grant
Released: Jan. 26, 2016

"Still, an engrossing portrayal of ordinary women in extraordinary circumstances. (Alternate history. 14 & up)"
Three young women supply a gritty grunt's-eye view of World War II in the opener to an ultrahistory series. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"An absorbing morality tale of guilt and redemption. (Paranormal suspense. 14-18)"
This sequel to Messenger of Fear (2014) continues the story of Mara, who atones for her own evil acts by entering the service of a supernatural entity bound to punish other evildoers.Read full book review >
BZRK APOCALYPSE by Michael Grant
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"Like reading an action movie. (Science fiction. 14 & up)"
In this trilogy finale, the BZRK "death or madness" catchphrase has never been more applicable. Read full book review >
MESSENGER OF FEAR by Michael Grant
Released: Sept. 23, 2014

"An unusual and intriguing puzzle of a book. (Paranormal suspense. 14 & up)"
Sixteen-year-old Mara thinks she might be dead when she wakes up in a mist and finds herself with a strange boy dressed in black and displaying frightening supernatural powers. Read full book review >
BZRK RELOADED by Michael Grant
Released: Oct. 8, 2013

"High-octane; high stakes; high cool-quotient. (Science fiction. 14 & up)"
Freedom fighters BZRK may have lost the first battle, but the war is far from over. Read full book review >
LIGHT by Michael Grant
Released: April 2, 2013

"A bloody, action-packed reward for the series' loyal fans. (Science fiction. 14 & up)"
With the world outside the FAYZ in sight and stakes rising, characters take drastic actions for survival and redemption. Read full book review >
EVE & ADAM by Michael Grant
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"An auspicious, thought-provoking series opener. (Science fiction/romance. 12 & up)"
The husband-wife team behind the Animorphs series returns with the first installment of an entertaining saga that pits smart teens against high-tech evildoers and bionic skullduggery. Read full book review >
THE KEY by Michael Grant
Released: Aug. 21, 2012

"Action, adventure, fantasy, humor and a glimpse of a potential budding romance are all here, making this a great end-of-summer read. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
As in the previous titles (The Call, 2010, and The Trap, 2011), this third installment in the Magnificent 12 series speeds forward with the help of over-the-top action sequences and rapid, clever dialogue. Read full book review >
THE TRAP by Michael Grant
Released: Aug. 23, 2011

"That said, Grant's talent for quick dialogue and vivid descriptions still shines and will have fans eager for book three. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
This series continues as unlikely hero Mack, accompanied by bully-turned-bodyguard Stefan and spunky Jarrah, try to find the remaining 10 members of the Magnificent 12. Read full book review >
PLAGUE by Michael Grant
Released: April 5, 2011

"Utterly missable. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
Readers who have stuck with the Gone novels up to now will perhaps find enough in this fourth installment to satisfy them on the road to the conclusion that's likely another 1,000 pages away. Read full book review >
THE CALL by Michael Grant
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

The first book in Grant's new series, The Magnificent 12, introduces unlikely hero Mack, who has "a serious case of mediumness" and a vast array of phobias. Read full book review >
HUNGER by Michael Grant
Released: June 1, 2009

"Missable. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
As their numbers diminish, the kids of the FAYZ struggle to survive. Read full book review >
GONE by Michael Grant
Released: July 1, 2008

"Grant attempts to deal with too much, from autism to bulimia to divided families, and the thin writing is unable to sustain the weight of those issues. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
Teens survive in a shifted world. Read full book review >
Released: March 17, 1998

"So brief as to seem superficial at points, Grant's study nonetheless is impressively erudite and characteristically well researched, and provides a fresh perspective on a century that was truly the best and worst of times. (44 b&w photos, 6 line drawings, not seen)"
The great popular classical historian (Greek and Roman Historians, 1995; Constantine the Great, 1994; etc.) here meditates briefly on the century that saw the death agony of the Roman Empire and the birth pangs of the "new Rome" of the East, a civilization that would persist, against great odds, for almost a thousand years. Read full book review >
RETRIBUTION by Michael Grant
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Don't read here for plausibility; Grant has the all the technical details right, but they go with a by-the-numbers plot as relentless as an elevator with every button pushed."
Kill George Elgin's kid with an experimental drug and the morally numb Vietnam vet stops at nothing to exact his revenge. Read full book review >
Released: June 15, 1995

"A brief but intriguing look at a time when history was a branch of literature rather than a scientific discipline, and an essential perspective for classicists who rely on these works to reconstruct the ancient world. (10 illustrations, not seen)"
Revisiting ground covered in his Ancient Historians (1970), prolific and celebrated classical historian Grant (The Antonines, 1994, etc.) turns his attention to several of his greatest ancient counterparts. Read full book review >
SAINT PETER by Michael Grant
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"A mostly derivative work in which the author's insights are limited by a naive positivism. (Book-of-the-Month Club/Quality Paperback Book Club alternate selections; History Book Club main selection)"
A prolific classical historian attempts to uncover the ``historical'' Peter from evidence in the New Testament. Read full book review >
Released: Dec. 1, 1994

"Europe to come."
The distinguished, prolific classical historian (Constantine the Great, p. 681, etc.) here critically examines the reigns of the Roman Empire's three Antonine emperors (a.d. 138192). Read full book review >
Released: July 1, 1994

"A highly readable and superbly researched biography of a man whose achievements transformed the decaying Roman Empire and had a lasting impact on Europe. (History Book Club main selection)"
An eminent classical historian (Founders of the Western World, 1991, etc.) skillfully records the turbulent life of the first Christian Roman emperor and founder of Constantinople, Constantine the Great (c. 272337). Read full book review >
OFFICER DOWN by Michael Grant
Released: July 9, 1993

"The recent bombing of the World Trade Center (not, by the way, the climactic target here) gives this crackerjack story an added timeliness."
Tired of battling US anti-drug authorities on Colombian soil, the druglords hatch an ingenious, improbable, yet prophetic scheme: They'll hire a cadre of terrorists to execute NYPD officers at random, spreading fear and demoralization in preparation for an all-out attack on a high-profile public institution—all in order to frighten federal authorities into backing off their demands for extraditions from Colombia. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"Without novel insights, but still a fine outline of the history and achievements of these ancient civilizations."
Here, Grant (The Visible Past, 1990; The Classical Greeks, 1989, etc.) offers a survey of the military, political, and cultural achievements of ancient Greece and Rome. Read full book review >
LINE OF DUTY by Michael Grant
Released: June 14, 1991

"A debut that weighs in with promise."
A solid cop novel form a former N.Y.C. policeman: first- novelist Grant spaces some chilly murders with gutsy shoptalk and some scattershot sleuthing in between as a few men from the NYPD begin to suspect that one of their own is a monster. Read full book review >