Search Results: "A.M. Dellamonica"


BOOK REVIEW

A DAUGHTER OF NO NATION by A.M.  Dellamonica
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"Fans of Stormwrack will welcome another chance to set sail with Sophie."
A fantasy adventure set in a seafaring world full of tall ships and political intrigue. Read full book review >

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BLUE MAGIC by A.M.  Dellamonica
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 10, 2012

"Far from disappointing but not quite what the first volume seemed to promise."
Sequel to Indigo Springs (2009), where magic, driven into the "unreal" in the 17th century by witch-burning Fyremen, is returning, setting off power struggles and war. Read full book review >

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INDIGO SPRINGS by A.M.  Dellamonica
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"A psychologically astute, highly original debut—complex, eerie and utterly believable. Stay tuned for the projected sequel."
Magic, driven underground in the 17th century, is trying to return—but will the result be salvation or apocalypse? Read full book review >

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THREE A.M. by Steven John
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 27, 2012

"A promising, if not entirely satisfying, debut."
A bleak little fable about personal responsibility, set in an apparently post-apocalyptic, nameless American city. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 22, 2010

"As infectious as Mancini's score, and sure to please lovers of classic American cinema."
Behind the scenes of the cinema's gold standard for sparkling romantic comedy. Read full book review >

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2 A.M. AT THE CAT'S PAJAMAS by Marie-Helene Bertino
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"While some will find this seasonal sweetness charming, others will find it maddeningly contrived."
Bertino, who won the Iowa Short Fiction Award for her collection Safe as Houses (2012), aims to pull heartstrings in her first novel, which is set in Philadelphia and follows a cast of cute/quirky characters hour by hour as their lives converge two days before Christmas. Read full book review >

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THE MISTRESS’S DAUGHTER by Homes A.M.
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 9, 2007

"Ultimately off-putting and unappealing, due to a whiny, self-pitying attitude conveyed in overwrought prose."
Adopted as a newborn, novelist Homes (This Book Will Save Your Life, 2006, etc.) finally meets her biological parents. Read full book review >

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BREAKING BOXES by A.M. Jenkins
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"But Charlie's tale becomes compelling because he is a character to care for, and the novel articulates with appreciable clarity the emotional risks of opening up to others. (Fiction. 12+)"
The protagonist in this engaging novel has an unusual number of problems to contend with. Read full book review >

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VAMPIRE CRUSH by A.M. Robinson
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Dec. 28, 2010

"Sure to be popular with readers weary of the heavy-handed purple prose that typically (over)stuffs the genre. (Paranormal. YA)"
Sophie's a loner, and all she really cares about is making editor-in-chief of the school paper. Read full book review >

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NIGHT ROAD by A.M. Jenkins
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: June 1, 2008

"A slow but ultimately satisfying tour through vampire country. (Fiction. YA)"
The "v" word that saturates YA literature these days is anathema to the sun-challenged "hemovores" in Printz Honor-winning author Jenkins' undead road-trip novel. Read full book review >