Search Results: "Anthea Bell"


BOOK REVIEW

ARCADIA FALLS by Kai Meyer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"Snappy dialogue and well-paced excitement bring this adventure to its ambiguous but nevertheless satisfying conclusion. (Paranormal romance. 15 & up)"
The Arcadia trilogy concludes with magic, shootouts, family betrayals and a cruise ship full of monsters: everything that's necessary for a romance about Cosa Nostra shape shifters. Read full book review >

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ARCADIA BURNS by Kai Meyer
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"Mafiosa Rosa is rarely likable, but this tough survivor takes control of her own life, determined not to be controlled, assaulted, lied to or—quite literally—devoured. (Paranormal romance. 14-16)"
A shape-shifting Mafia capo insists on romance amid dark family mysteries. Read full book review >

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SAPPHIRE BLUE by Kerstin Gier
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 30, 2012

"Hopefully, all will be revealed in the Emerald Green finale.(Fantasy. 12 & up)"
In this second volume of the Ruby Red Trilogy, 16-year-old Gwen continues her time-traveling adventures as the newest member of the Circle of Twelve. Read full book review >

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MY WISH LIST by Grégoire Delacourt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 25, 2014

"A best-seller in its original language, this dastardly little novel focuses on love, desire and what we stand to lose when we win."
Money can't buy happiness for an introspective housewife who wins the lottery. Read full book review >

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EVA’S COUSIN by Sibylle Knauss
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"An earnest if also lethargic footnote to a footnote of history. (This is the first of Knauss's five novels to be translated into English.)"
Talk about 15 minutes of celebrity: here's a novel based on German dramaturgy professor Knauss's interviews with Gertrude Weisker, who spent the last several months of WWII with her cousin Eva Braun at Hitler's mountain retreat. Read full book review >

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CAMPO SANTO by W.G. Sebald
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: March 8, 2005

"Sebald's body of work proves that claim true, and it's good to have these further products of his life-affirming imagination and spirit."
A miscellany of 16 literary and personal essays comprise the last testament of the late German-born author (1944-2001). Read full book review >

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THE ROBBER HOTZENPLOTZ by Otfried Preussler
Released: March 26, 1965

"Their elaborate tracking simply snares them in the robber's den, and their involved escape includes outwitting a magician. The team of Kasperl and Seppel is sort of a lumbering counterpart of Laurel and Hardy. When described in full, their outlandish actions generally seem clumsy and foolish and not really terribly humorous. The book is translated from the German and is by the same author of Thomas Scarecrow and The Wise Men of Schilda (1963).</p>"
<p>Hotzenplotz's theft of a musical coffee mill set Kasperl and his straightman friend Seppel in pursuit of the notorious bandit. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AUSTERLITZ by W.G. Sebald
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Superbly translated, hypnotically written, a volume that requires and rewards slow, careful reading."
Another haunting mixture of history, memoir, and photo album from the author of The Rings of Saturn (1998) and Vertigo (2000). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THREE BAGS FULL by Leonie Swann
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 5, 2007

"All these problems are handsomely solved at the unsurprising cost of making the human characters less interesting than the sheep. But the sustained tone of straight-faced wonderment is magical."
Just when you thought you'd seen a detective in every guise imaginable, here comes one in sheep's clothing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ARCADIA AWAKENS by Kai Meyer
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 14, 2012

"Paranormal romance jumps the weresnake. (Paranormal romance. 14-16)"
When a Romeo and Juliet mobster romance just isn't enough. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DRAGONS OF DARKNESS by Antonia Michaelis
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"The occasional coy authorial asides may jar and the ambiguous conclusion may frustrate, but the themes of courage, sacrifice and identity will hook readers completely and send them scurrying to learn more about the exotic setting. (Fantasy. YA)"
Once upon a time there was a timid German boy whose idolized older brother was kidnapped by Maoist rebels in Nepal. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DREAMING IN BLACK & WHITE by Reinhardt Jung
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2003

"Appended by several brief chapters that give the background to the story. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Hannes, a German boy with disabilities, begins having vivid waking dreams after studying "those terrible times back then," as his parents euphemistically refer to the Nazi era. Read full book review >