Search Results: "Amelia Atwater-Rhodes"


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BLOODWITCH by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 13, 2014

"Plenty of fun ahead for the author's many fans. (Paranormal suspense. 12-18)"
Atwater-Rhodes begins a new vampire series with a new world in this first installment of the Maeve'ra series. Read full book review >

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TOKEN OF DARKNESS by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes
FANTASY
Released: Feb. 9, 2010

"Although her characters remain flat and the concluding explanation resolves rapidly, Atwater-Rhodes's quick read will entice her long-time fans and those of the supernatural with its suspense, the possibility of romance and magic that's easy enough to understand. (Supernatural romance. YA)"
Ever since Cooper woke up in the hospital, the result of a mysterious multiple-car pileup, the former high-school football star has been followed everywhere by twisting, menacing shadows—and a cute, easygoing ghost named Samantha. Read full book review >

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DEMON IN MY VIEW by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: May 1, 2000

"Not bad for a 15-year-old, but not a well-written, fully realized novel either. (Fiction. YA)"
Full of atmospherics, but weak on style, this novel pits a feisty teenaged novelist against a community of vampires in the next town over. Read full book review >

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SHATTERED MIRROR by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Sept. 11, 2001

"The power of love and blood rules the creatures we meet in this alternate universe and the only sure things are the horrifying threats to victims, and that further revelations are planned for the future. (Fiction. 12+)"
With each of her books, teen author Atwater-Rhodes delves deeper into her vampire, witch, and witch-healer world, where by this third outing (Demon in My View, 2000, etc.), humans have practically ceased to matter. Read full book review >

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ALL JUST GLASS by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Jan. 11, 2011

"Goth entertainment. (Paranormal romance. 12 & up)"
This sequel to Shattered Mirror (2001) in the Den of Shadows series continues the story of the Vida witch clan and their mortal enemies: vampires. Read full book review >

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PERSISTENCE OF MEMORY by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 9, 2008

"Awkward phrasing weighs down the muddled story line and the characters are too thinly developed to be very sympathetic, but this fast-paced narrative will be a quick read for devotees of the genre. (Horror. 11-14)"
Perfectly pedestrian storytelling marks this newest from the former teen phenom. Read full book review >

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POISON TREE by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 10, 2012

"Complicated, but suspenseful. (Paranormal suspense. 12 & up)"
Here's a new paranormal world populated by all new characters for fans of Atwater-Rhodes. Read full book review >

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HAWKSONG by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: July 8, 2003

"Though the fantasy is strained, Danica's (PG-rated) love story, which follows the plot of conventional adult romance, is enjoyable for that genre. (Fiction. 13-17)"
Trappings of fantasy veil a stock romance plot. Read full book review >

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SNAKECHARM by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes
FANTASY
Released: Sept. 28, 2004

"Mawkish goth characterization and improbable magic; for Atwater-Rhodes fans only. (Fantasy. 13-15)"
This sequel to Hawksong (2003) lacks its predecessor's romance. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 9, 2011

"Though questions of the attainability of the change proposed throughout are left to linger, Atwater's 'blueprint' will appeal to the hearts of California enthusiasts."
In his sweeping, dialectical history of California, Atwater investigates the tumultuous marriage of dream and reality in the Golden State. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 28, 2008

"Intriguing and moving, though disappointingly incomplete."
British journalist Thomas debuts with a fraught portrait of the Municipal Zoo of Qalqilya, the last surviving zoo in Palestine. Read full book review >

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ISADORA by Amelia Gray
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 23, 2017

"A novel equal to its larger-than-life protagonist."
Captivating historical fiction from the award-winning author of Threats (2012) and Museum of the Weird (2010). Read full book review >