Search Results: "Aprilynne Pike"


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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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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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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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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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SHATTER by Aprilynne Pike
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"A delicious drama of morally imperfect characters in a fantastical future world with timely, relevant politics. (Romantic thriller/science fiction. 12-adult)"
In this sci-fi duology closer, Queen Danica must embrace her role to find a way to break out of her gilded, 22nd-century cage. Read full book review >

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FALLING by Christopher Pike
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"Gussied up with Kelly's allusions to world mythology and lines from Dante, this is stylishly written, but it's the corkscrew plotting and twisted imagination that provide the (guilty) pleasures here."
Gruesome serial killings, a faked death, kidnapping, pervy sex, mind games and a revenge fantasy—pretty sick, but pretty sensational. Read full book review >

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THE SEASON OF PASSAGE by Christopher Pike
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1992

"Not without its ups and downs but, at its best, both riveting and a back-prickler."
Pike (Sati, 1990) leaves behind the young YA horror/suspense field to show what he can do with horror for adults and scores strongly—in a novel that covers many genres: suspense/fantasy/sf/horror. Read full book review >