Search Results: "Aimée Carter"


BOOK REVIEW

THE GODDESS TEST by Aimée Carter
FANTASY
Released: May 1, 2011

"Better takes on this familiar paradigm abound. (Paranormal romance. 12 & up)"
Propelled by its high concept—ancient Greek deities, reality TV plot—this romance-series debut starts promisingly but soon sinks into a queasy blend of genres with cardboard characters and interchangeable deities. Read full book review >

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SIMON THORN AND THE VIPER'S PIT by Aimée Carter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"A fan-pleasing sequel that will have readers anticipating the next installment. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Simon Thorn and his friends return to face new challenges at school and in the Animalgam world. Read full book review >

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CAPTIVE by Aimée Carter
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 25, 2014

"With this second installment, Carter has hit her stride. (Dystopian romance. 14-18)"
This second installment in the Blackcoat Rebellion series dives further into the book's dystopia, rounding out the imaginative future America outlined in Pawn (2013). Read full book review >

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GODDESS INTERRUPTED by Aimée Carter
Released: April 1, 2012

"A good bet for readers mostly interested in the romance. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
Fasten your seatbelts, lower your expectations, then sit back and enjoy the modest pleasures of this mostly smooth sequel. Read full book review >

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THE GODDESS INHERITANCE by Aimée Carter
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 1, 2013

"Strictly for dedicated category-romance fans. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
This ill-begotten series conclusion offers ample proof (evidently some is needed) that genocide and category romance don't mix. Read full book review >

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SIMON THORN AND THE WOLF'S DEN by Aimée Carter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"A thrill from start to finish, the book will have readers eager to return to the magical world of Simon Thorn. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Simon Thorn enters a supernatural world as the unlikely hero of Carter's middle-grade novel. Read full book review >

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JIMMY CARTER by Tim O’Shei
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 2002

"This series and the accompanying easy-to-navigate Web site will make this predictable assignment less daunting and a little more interesting for the writer. (index, chapter notes, annotated Web addresses, bibliography.) (Nonfiction. 7-12)"
Jimmy Carter's life story presented specifically for the reader who has a report to write for school. Read full book review >

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JIMMY CARTER by Anne Schraff
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"A readable, if utilitarian, update for Ed Slavin's Jimmy Carter (1989) and the other series biographies. (b&w photos, index, not seen) (Biography. 10-13)"
In Schraff's view, although Carter's presidential record is decidedly mixed, in the days since he sacrificed his political career to save the lives of the Iran hostages, he has become our ``best example of a retired former president.'' In clear, concise prose, this entry in the United States Presidents series traces Carter's career from five-year-old peanut vendor to venerable peacemaker, showing how he overcame the obstacles of a rustic background and substandard education to excel in the navy, in business, and in politics, closing with a summary account of his post-presidential achievements up to his 1996 visit to Tunisia to mediate the Rwanda-Burundi conflict. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CARTER CLAY by Elizabeth Evans
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1999

"A masterful story of simple people trying to understand God's inhumanity to man."
Agonizing, uncompromising southern gothic that glares unflinchingly at the cultural motifs of sin and salvation as they reassemble the shattered life of a burned-out Vietnam vet. Read full book review >

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HODDING CARTER by Ann Waldron
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1993

"Waldron eschews both hero-making and debunking: readable if surfacey."
Workmanlike biography of the combative (but socially adept) editor/publisher of Mississippi's Greenville Delta Democrat-Times. Read full book review >

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CARTER & LOVECRAFT by Jonathan L.  Howard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 20, 2015

"Fans of the original Lovecraft will have their rewards—Cthulu (spoiler alert) makes an appearance—but this series debut from Howard (Nightclubbing, 2015, etc.) shines brightest when keeping to his characters' easy banter and creepy deaths."
A former cop delves into the supernatural when he's teamed with one of H.P. Lovecraft's descendants to solve a crime. Read full book review >

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JIMMY CARTER by Julian E. Zelizer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 14, 2010

"In just 150 pages, Zelizer manages to effectively analyze how Carter's personality has led him to both failure and success."
Zelizer (History and Public Affairs/Princeton Univ.; Arsenal of Democracy: The Politics of National Security—From World War II to the War on Terrorism, 2009, etc.) insightfully examines the 39th president. Read full book review >