Search Results: "Aprilynne Pike"


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DESTINED by Aprilynne Pike
Released: May 1, 2012

"With mediocre exposition and with battles superseding the previous volumes' fluttery abstinence-romance scenes, this won't attract new fans, but it will gratify loyal followers by providing closure. (Paranormal romance. 13 & up)"
The bloom is off the rose in the conclusion of a paranormal romance featuring faeries who are, biologically, plants. Read full book review >

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EARTHQUAKE by Aprilynne Pike
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 15, 2014

"A twisty, fun read for the paranormal faithful. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)"
Following Earthbound (2013), Tavia's missing memories hold the key to saving the world. Read full book review >

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LIFE AFTER THEFT by Aprilynne Pike
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 30, 2013

"Aside from its heavenly premise, this brisk, down-to-earth thriller should appeal equally to male and female readers. (Paranormal mystery. 12 & up)"
"There's something about having a fight with a ghost that makes you paranoid in the morning." Read full book review >

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WINGS  by Aprilynne Pike
FANTASY
Released: May 5, 2009

"Woe unto readers with facial or bodily asymmetry, but the overwritten passages pass quickly and the rest is delicious escapism. (Fantasy. YA)"
In the current crop of supernatural romances, this one stands out for pleasant, non-angsty prose but also for a blunt, archaic equation of physical beauty with moral goodness. Read full book review >

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GLITTER by Aprilynne Pike
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"Poufy gowns and corsets in a futuristic setting make for an interesting spin on a perennially popular genre. (Romantic thriller. 12-18)"
In the 22rd century, major corporate executives and their families re-create Versailles, complete with their own King. Read full book review >

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ILLUSIONS by Aprilynne Pike
FANTASY
Released: May 3, 2011

"Fans will revel in the idealized characterizations, breathless abstinence romance, lurking danger and newly explicit Arthurian parallels. (Paranormal romance. 12 & up)"
The third in this four-leaf series wilts at the outset, with prose more clichéd than its predecessors, but perks up in the second half. Read full book review >

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SLEEP NO MORE by Aprilynne Pike
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 29, 2014

"Faults aside, this supernatural mystery will appeal to fans of the genre, and the story's conclusion leaves wide the door for possible future installments. (Supernatural thriller. 15-17)"
If you knew something bad was going to happen, would you try to change the future? Read full book review >

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EARTHBOUND by Aprilynne Pike
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 30, 2013

"A mostly promising start to a new series that offers history, romance and action to patient readers. (Fantasy. 14 & up)"
A supernatural adventure blends a present-day manhunt with a 200-year-old romance. Read full book review >

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SPELLS by Aprilynne Pike
FANTASY
Released: May 1, 2010

"Among the current cornucopia of supernatural romances (and despite the presumably unintentional humor of a heroine who literally tastes like nectar), though, this one blooms. (Fantasy. YA)"
In clean, fresh prose, never wilting in momentum as some middle volumes do, this second installment stays fragrant throughout. Read full book review >

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LIPMAN PIKE by Richard Michelson
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 2011

"An insight into baseball and America that is at once historical and timeless. (author's note) (Picture book. 6-10)"
Lipman Pike played "Base" every chance he could get in his Brooklyn neighborhood. Read full book review >

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ROCKVILLE PIKE by Susan Coll
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"A modern comedy of manners that at times tries too hard to entertain."
Second-novelist Coll (karlmarx.com, 2000) energetically chronicles a soccer mom's bumpy ride to tranquility as she deals with issues of finance, family, and self-esteem. Read full book review >

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SUMMER OF THE PIKE by Jutta Richter
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Nov. 16, 2006

"This smart, subtle and sympathetic offering will appeal to sophisticated teen readers, as well as their adult counterparts. (Fiction. YA)"
This quiet, literary novel marks the auspicious American debut for Richter, an acclaimed writer for children and adults in her native Germany. Read full book review >