Search Results: "Alyxandra Harvey"


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WHISPER THE DEAD by Alyxandra Harvey
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"Occult cotton candy. (Paranormal romance. 12-18)"
Regency London continues to boil over with witches, mostly aristocratic ones, as three cousins, each with her potential boyfriend, battle the allies of evil witches thought vanquished in A Breath of Frost (2014).Read full book review >

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A BREATH OF FROST by Alyxandra Harvey
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"A successful blend of Regency and paranormal romance. (Paranormal suspense. 12 & up)"
This lengthy but constantly entertaining series opener set in 1814 invents a large society of witches comprising much, it seems, of the British aristocracy. Read full book review >

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STOLEN AWAY by Alyxandra Harvey
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 17, 2012

"Like fairy gold: shiny but ephemeral. (Urban fantasy. 12-17)"
A fluffy derivative fantasy tries to stuff 20 pounds of plot into a five-pound story sack. Read full book review >

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HEARTS AT STAKE by Alyxandra Harvey
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"This fluffy series opener is fundamentally silly and derivative of everything from Buffy the Vampire Slayer to Twilight to Harry Potter, but its fast-moving plot and refusal to take itself too seriously offer partial redemption. (Paranormal romance/adventure. YA)"
Solange Drake, a dreamy potter, has more on her plate than the average almost-16-year-old: Intoxicating pheromones waft from her skin, attracting numerous unwanted suitors, and she's dreading a potentially fatal transformation from human to vampire. Read full book review >

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HAUNTING VIOLET by Alyxandra Harvey
FICTION
Released: June 21, 2011

"A well-paced, clever and scary supernatural-suspense story. (Paranormal suspense. 12 & up)"
In Victorian England, the daughter of a fake medium finds herself embroiled in a murder mystery when she starts seeing real ghosts. Read full book review >

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STORMY WEATHER by Amanda Harvey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 17, 1992

"The author's appealing watercolors are notable for their beautiful composition. (Picture book. 4-8)"
While Maud fixes her own breakfast and the baby wails, her parents are shown—in soft, expressive illustrations—bitterly quarreling. Read full book review >

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MAPS by Harvey Weiss
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 25, 1991

"Still, an excellent survey that nicely conveys the fascination of its many-faceted subject. (Nonfiction. 8-11)"
An admirably lucid presentation of what maps are, how they're made, and their many different types and uses. Read full book review >

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STRANGE AND WONDERFUL AIRCRAFT by Harvey Weiss
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Entertaining and informative. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
A trip through the history of flight, with Weiss (Maps: Getting from Here to There, 1991, etc.) at the helm. Read full book review >

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GRANDPA'S HOUSE by Harvey Stevenson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 28, 1994

"The author's pen-and-watercolor illustrations nicely capture the warmth of this special relationship and its shared pleasures. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A realistic account of a little boy's visit to his grandpa's home, distinguished by some imaginative touches (Grandpa names a sandbar ``Woody's island'' because it ``goes away and then always comes back again, just like you do'') and the fact that this Grandpa is modeled on the author's father, author-illustrator James Stevenson. Read full book review >

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BIG, SCARY WOLF by Harvey Stevenson
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 19, 1997

"Stevenson (Grandpa's House, 1994, etc.) uses a palette of green, purple, and blue to create a spooky atmosphere, which evaporates as soon as the wolf comes into the light, and rendering its scariness— and its preference for staying in or out—moot. (Picture book. 3-6)"
``Rose couldn't sleep. Read full book review >

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DOG EARED by Amanda Harvey
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2001

"Terrific—a dazzling combination of humorous, liquid writing and old-fashioned, tinted line drawings, certain to find a home with anyone who needs a shot of confidence-building. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Otis is a dog, but that doesn't mean he's immune to an insult hurled his way by a passing bully, a spike-collared boxer with a sneer on his mug. Read full book review >

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ON THE FARM by Roland Harvey
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2013

"Harvey's mirth and ingenuity are apparent throughout, and though some components misfire, many more are delightfully daffy. Like a big box of chocolates. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Uncle Kevin has a farm, e-i-e-i-oh, there's a lot going on there! Read full book review >