Search Results: "Adam Stemple"


BOOK REVIEW

ADAM by Ariel Schrag
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 10, 2014

"A well-composed story about love and lust in all their myriad variations and about a boy finding his place in a mixed-up, muddled-up, shook-up world."
An emotionally mature, socially tongue-tied and sexually anxious teenage boy abandons the comforts of suburbia for a walk on the wild side in LGBT New York. Read full book review >

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SINGER OF SOULS by Adam Stemple
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"Well-handled fantasy noir debut, with plenty of local color, arresting musical ideas, rapidly escalating gore index and a set-up promising any number of sequels."
Desperately trying to stay clean, ex-drug-addict Douglas Stewart flees from Minneapolis to Edinburgh, Scotland, where tough, worldly Grandma McLaren offers him a fresh start and a place to stay. Read full book review >

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STEWARD OF SONG by Adam Stemple
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 1, 2008

"Douglas's behavior makes little sense—none at all unless you've read the previous volume—so once again the appeal is local color, a high gore/spatter index and a vivid narrative."
Second entry in the series begun with Singer of Souls (2005), where former drug addict Douglas Stewart fled to Scotland and, thanks to his extraordinary song-magic and ability to know everybody's true name, became the cruel and tyrannical Lord of the Faerie Realm. Read full book review >

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THE LAST CHANGELING by Jane Yolen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 28, 2014

"This flattish story needs more depth in both narrative arc and characterization to sparkle. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Book 2 in the Seelie Wars fantasy trilogy moves the plot along…a bit. Read full book review >

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B.U.G. (BIG UGLY GUY) by Jane Yolen
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 21, 2013

"But there may be moments when readers scratch their heads and say: The golem is playing the drums? (Yiddish glossary) (Fantasy. 8-13)"
Some books are impossible to describe. Read full book review >

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THE HOSTAGE PRINCE by Jane Yolen
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2013

"This isn't the absolute freshest fantasy for this age group, but the prince's boldly impossible plan will carry readers forward to the next installment. (Fantasy. 8-11)"
Two standard character types—a spunky lower-class girl and a prince without a kingdom—reluctantly bond in a series opener that features colorful aspects mortared together with tired tropes. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2005

"Brass Rat's 'lyrics' are included. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Who captivates kids more than a mesmerizing rock star? Read full book review >

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THE SEELIE KING'S WAR by Jane Yolen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"A series closer that delivers a skillful balance of action, magic, and mental conundrums. (Fantasy. 9-14)"
Book 3 of the Seelie Wars trilogy brings the series to a close. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ADAM & EVELYN by Ingo Schulze
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 10, 2011

"A novel rich in dialogue and in its examination of a contemporary fall from grace."
A novel that works on many levels—the personal, the political and even the mythological. Read full book review >

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ADAM RUNAWAY by Peter Prince
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 5, 2005

"Not especially profound, but a pleasing and well-written confection."
An English Candide wanders into 18th-century Lisbon. Complications ensue. Read full book review >

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EVE & ADAM by Michael Grant
YOUNG ADULT
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 >