Search Results: "Alison Goodman"


BOOK REVIEW

SINGING THE DOGSTAR BLUES by Alison Goodman
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2003

"A winner. (Science fiction. 13+)"
A thrilling debut explores a richly textured future society. Read full book review >

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THE DARK DAYS CLUB  by Alison Goodman
ROMANCE
Released: Jan. 26, 2016

"Readers willing to embrace the deep, deliberately paced journey will find the pace and tension increasing until the end leaves them eager for the next volume. (Historical fantasy. 13 & up)"
Regency balls, rebellious heiresses, and demonic creatures feeding on humans: not your mother's Regency romance. Read full book review >

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THE DARK DAYS PACT by Alison Goodman
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"The fantasy/Regency/history mashup readers didn't even know they wanted. (Historical fantasy. 13 & up)"
Following the events of The Dark Days Club (2016), Lady Helen is back, still grappling with propriety and power. Read full book review >

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EONA by Alison Goodman
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: April 19, 2011

"One of those rare and welcome fantasies that complicate black-and-white morality. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
It's always nice to see fantasylands outside the usual Western Europe-inspired model, and this dulogy's faux-China is no exception (despite the white girl on the U.S. edition's cover). Read full book review >

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EON by Alison Goodman
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Dec. 1, 2008

"Nonetheless, this adventure, filled with intrigue, friendships, combat and magical allies, is a winner. (Fantasy. 12-14)"
Eon knows his chance of becoming the Rat Dragoneye is almost nonexistent. Read full book review >

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DARK DAYS AND BLOOD REBELLIONS
by Thea James

What is it about the clever blend of magic and classic aristocracy that is so pleasing to read? The mix of enchantment, romance, and classism is a tried and true bouquet, from books like Sherwood Smith’s much beloved YA duology Crown Duel/Court Duel to movies like the newest iteration of Beauty and the Beast.

Like so many others who ...


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BOOK REVIEW

IT WAS SO QUIET I COULD HEAR A PIN DROP by Andy Goodman
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 17, 2016

"A clever concept, in both progression and design, whose realization sometimes falls short. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A child listens closely to the breeze as sounds evoke images and imaginings. Read full book review >

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THE RAIN FOREST by Billy Goodman
NATURE
Released: March 1, 1992

"Index. (Nonfiction. 10+)"
In the ``Planet Earth'' series, an introduction, from top to bottom, to the rain forest and its inhabitants—plant, animal, and (especially useful) human—discussing the forest's importance for food, medicine, genetic diversity, and maintaining the world climate. Read full book review >

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Impossible Choices by Leni Goodman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"A thoughtful, multithemed autobiography focused on the challenges of motherhood, with particular insight into health care advocacy."
In this memoir, a former aspiring actress chronicles her transformative journey dealing with a daughter's brain tumor and a later-in-life foreign adoption. Read full book review >

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RAVENCLIFFE by Carol Goodman
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 2, 2014

"Rife with atmosphere, adventure and romance, this is a fantasy world worth getting lost in for a while. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
Half-breed Darkling Avaline Hall makes a triumphant return in the second installment of the Blythewood series. Read full book review >

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THE OTHER SIDE OF THE ISLAND by Allegra Goodman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2008

A popular adult author tries her hand at a dystopian children's novel, with mixed results. Read full book review >

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THE METROPOLITANS by Carol Goodman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 14, 2017

"This historical hodgepodge begs the question, what is this book really about? (Historical adventure. 10-14) "
What happens when a small group of misfits collide in the Metropolitan Museum of Art on the day Pearl Harbor is attacked? They stumble haphazardly into an Arthurian mystery that has Nazi ties, and it is somehow up to them to save New York from a Nazi terrorist attack, of course. Read full book review >