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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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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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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MAY WE BE FORGIVEN by A.M. Homes
Released: Sept. 27, 2012

"The formula of shock treatment followed by sentimental affirmation was fresher in Homes' Music for Torching (1999) and This Book Will Save Your Life (2006), and it's hard to take seriously social commentary grounded in such bizarre particulars."
After a grim foray into memoir, Homes (The Mistress's Daughter, 2007, etc.) returns to fiction with the tale of a beleaguered history professor. Read full book review >

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THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW by Homes A.M.
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 6, 2002

"Far from perfect but never dull, and the author impresses as always with her willingness to take risks."
A second collection from Homes (after The Safety of Objects, 1990, coming soon to a theater near you) is focused as usual on suburban angst and extreme behavior. 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 >

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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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BEATING HEART by A.M. Jenkins
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Jan. 3, 2006

"A winner. (Fiction. YA)"
Two interwoven stories, one in poetry, one in prose, and two teens, one a modern boy, the other a ghost, interact in this deftly crafted outing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MUSIC FOR TORCHING by Homes A.M.
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1999

"People will be talking about this one. (QPB featured alternate; author tour)"
Paul and Elaine Weiss have a very bad ten days in this newest by Homes (The End of Alice, 1996, etc.), who takes her penchant for extreme situations and behavior to the suburbs. Read full book review >