Search Results: "Anna Carey"


BOOK REVIEW

DEADFALL by Anna Carey
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 16, 2015

"A gripping, female-centered thriller for readers who can ignore the distractions. (Thriller. 15-18)"
The deadliest game comes to a head in the sequel to Blackbird (2014).Read full book review >

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RISE by Anna Carey
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 2, 2013

"Shallow but exciting. (Dystopian romance. 12 & up)"
The conclusion of the Eve trilogy begins with Genevieve trapped in the City of Sand. Read full book review >

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BLACKBIRD by Anna Carey
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"This edgy, action-packed thriller gives future genre offerings something to aspire to. (Thriller. 15-18)"
A young woman runs from unknown enemies in this heart-pounding mystery. Read full book review >

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ONCE by Anna Carey
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 3, 2012

"Suspenseful. (Dystopian romance. 12 & up)"
This second book in the Eve series finds Eve trapped in the tyrannical City of Sand in this near-future dystopia. Read full book review >

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THE MAKING OF MOLLIE by Anna Carey
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"A lovely import with an unusual setting. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
In 1912 Dublin, 14-year-old Mollie Carberry becomes an unexpected suffragist. Read full book review >

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EVE by Anna Carey
Released: Oct. 4, 2011

"Count this calculated effort to surf the wave of popular dystopian romance a wipeout. (Dystopian romance. 12 & up)"
Category romance meets YA dystopia in this poorly executed trilogy opener specializing in juvenile romance and adult violence. Read full book review >

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POISON MOST VIAL by Benedict Carey
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"Budding chemists and crime-scene investigators will especially enjoy this science whodunit. (Mystery. 10-14)"
When Ruby's janitor father becomes the prime suspect in a murder, the eighth grader decides it's up to her to clear his name. Read full book review >

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MIRANDA AND CALIBAN by Jacqueline Carey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"Intriguing and impressive while remaining inextricable from its dramatic context."
In an eye-opening departure from her previous fantasy yarns (Poison Fruit, 2014, etc.), Carey reimagines the back story of Shakespeare's The Tempest as a tale of star-crossed lovers. Sort of. Read full book review >

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THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS by M.R. Carey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 10, 2014

"One of the more imaginative and ingenious additions to the dystopian canon."
Carey offers a post-apocalyptic tale set in England in a future when most humans are "empty houses where people used to live." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1993

"Provocative, courageous, certainly stimulating—and reflecting a profound understanding of the often invisible yet potentially insidious relationship between aesthetics and politics, as well as of how art can be used to camouflage the most repugnant ideas."
The obscurities of modern art and literature, according to Carey (English/Oxford; John Donne, 1981), were devised by the intelligentsia to exclude the new reading public for whom they had contempt—a thesis that Carey applies here to, among others, George Gissing, H.G. Wells, Arnold Bennett, and Wyndham Lewis. Read full book review >

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FOULSHAM by Edward Carey
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 7, 2015

"A story wondrous fine, full of terrors and marvels. (Horror. 11 & up)"
The middle volume of the Iremonger trilogy escalates in both suspense and strangeness. Read full book review >