Search Results: "Adrianne Strickland"


BOOK REVIEW

WORDLESS by Adrianne Strickland
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 8, 2014

"Sure, it's the start of a trilogy about a foundling who is a destined savior with a prickly love interest from the other side of the tracks—but with a nonetheless intriguing, original science-fantasy setting sure to attract fans. (Science fiction. 14-17)"
An illiterate garbage man is also the 17-year-old hero who'll save the Earth from megalomaniac overlords. Read full book review >

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LIFELESS by Adrianne Strickland
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 8, 2015

"Fans of action-packed dystopias will enjoy Tavin's attempts not to lose himself in the ferocity of his power, and they will stay tuned for Volume 3 and its likely romantic angst. (Science fiction. 14-17)"
An 18-year-old boy doesn't want the phenomenal cosmic power that's turning him into an out-of-control killing machine in this trilogy's middle volume. Read full book review >

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SHADOW RUN by AdriAnne Strickland
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 21, 2017

"Readers will want to join Qole's crew. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
A hotshot spaceship captain and a corporate space-prince find common enemies and aligning goals. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE KING OF LIMBO by Adrianne Harun
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 10, 2001

"Unusual and sophisticated work from a gifted newcomer who has the skills to become an equally promising novelist."
A varied, highly interesting debut collection of ten stories by an award-winning Washington State writer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GRIMOIRE by Brad Strickland
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2006

"Good start. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
Set around—or, rather, within—the pages of a powerful collection of spells, this suspenseful series opener traps the untrained scion of a magical family in a dismal alternate London, where numerous dangers await. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"There are enough well-placed frissons to keep readers flipping those pages, even those who know that, in keeping with series formula, all nefarious plans will be nixed. (Fiction. 10+)"
At first, Johnny's most serious problems are right out of the textbook for the budding adolescent: How will he survive the summer without his friend Fergie (he makes a new sandlot pal, Sarah Channing), and what will rescue him from boredom (a job Professor Childermass finds him at the town's Gudge Museum). Read full book review >

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A MAN CAME OUT OF A DOOR IN THE MOUNTAIN by Adrianne Harun
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"Through a complex narrative structure, Harun manages to invest all of her action—slow as it sometimes is—with an aura of myth and folk legend that raises it above the lurid and sensational."
The devil is alive and well and living in British Columbia. Read full book review >

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BADLANDS BRIDE by Adrianne Wood
Released: Nov. 27, 2012

"A quick, enjoyable romance that will satisfy the intended audience."
When Lily, an exiled Bostonian heiress, and Mason, a frontier journalist suffering major writer's block, meet on her grandfather's dinosaur dig, sparks fly and secrets are unearthed—but as mysteries unfold, Mason and Lily realize they may have to choose between love and truth. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1997

"Sexy, but also intelligent. (line drawings, not seen)"
Everything you always wanted to know about osculation (but might never have thought to ask). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TRUCK JAM by Paul Strickland
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"There are no fancy or multiple effects here (unless you count the moving truck parts) just straight-ahead, crowd-pleasing traffic. (Picture book/popup. 4-6)"
Small truck fans will be riveted by these huge popup trucks: a pick-up bounces along over a bumpy road; a bright purple semi- grinds to a halt with clouds of steam shooting out from under the hood; a tow truck's crane prepares to hook it up; a fire truck's ladder rears up; a yellow dump truck drops its load. Read full book review >