Search Results: "A. V. Griffin"


BOOK REVIEW

The Demon Rolmar by A. V. Griffin
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 2, 2013

"A promising sci-fi premise hampered by underwritten prose."
The title character of Griffin's debut sci-fi novella—one of three overlords from the planet Pentar—encounters curious human obstacles as he sets out to destroy Earth. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 27, 2014

"A grab bag of fun brainteasers that most readers won't have seen before."
Think chess, sudoku, Rubik's Cube and other games are just too easy? If so, Murali's (Chess, 2011) compendium of arcane new variants will keep you guessing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RHODA'S ROCK HUNT by Molly Beth Griffin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"Rock collectors will smile at her cairns and will be better able to leave behind beloved rocks. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When Rhoda goes hiking with Auntie June and Uncle Jonah, it's not a little day hike. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

'MINE WILL,' SAID JOHN by Helen V. Griffith
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 19, 1992

"Griffith's concise narration is briskly humorous, while Smith's realistically painted figures, silhouetted on a clean white ground, have a lively appeal that recalls Ted Rand's illustrations. (Picture book. 4-8)"
John wants a puppy; his parents hope he'll settle for something quieter. Read full book review >

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CHRISTMAS IN APRIL
by Bobbi Dumas

At the end of 2016, I requested a few Christmas titles from a few publishers, and while I was able to enjoy them over the season, it was a little late to write about them during the season.

So I decided to do something a little fun and informative with the authors. For the last two weeks in April, I’ll ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE UNFINISHED LIFE OF ADDISON STONE by Adele Griffin
Released: Aug. 12, 2014

"An interesting but ultimately unsatisfying experiment in form. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Why did an 18-year-old artist fall from an overpass in New York City in the middle of the night? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALL YOU NEVER WANTED by Adele Griffin
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"A sumptuously written examination of sibling rivalry and socioeconomic class. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Two sisters painfully discover that money can't buy happiness in this provocative family drama. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"A (vegetarian) recipe and a school report comparing Daniel Boone and Vlad the Impaler close this droll tale. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
Having earned her Slayer's Pin with a twin killing in Vampire Island (2007), more-or-less vegan, more-or-less ex-vampire Maddy tackles a pair of tougher challenges in this equally tongue-in-cheek sequel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HANDCUFFS by Bethany Griffin
FICTION
Released: Dec. 9, 2008

"Overwritten and under-plotted. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
After 16-year-old Parker Prescott is caught by her parents in a pair of handcuffs with the hottest boy at school, she is grounded indefinitely. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LIFERS by M.A. Griffin
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"An ambitious misfire. (Science fiction. 12-16)"
A British teen investigates a local disappearance. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A MADNESS OF ANGELS by Kate Griffin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2009

"A very promising start, and great things seem likely to follow."
YA author Catherine Webb (The Obsidian Dagger, 2008, etc.) takes a pen name for her first adult fantasy. Read full book review >