Search Results: "Ashley E. Pearson"


BOOK REVIEW

RIKKI TIKKI TAVI by Rudyard Kipling
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2011

"Nothing short of massive redesign can give this any sort of appeal to would-be readers. (iPad storybook app. 8-11)"
A free and unabridged but bug-ridden and under-featured edition of Kipling's classic animal tale. Read full book review >

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THE KISS OF DECEPTION by Mary E. Pearson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 15, 2014

"Slightly uneven but rich and exciting throughout. (map) (Fantasy. 14-17)"
There are two sides to every story—unless there are three. Read full book review >

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THE HEART OF BETRAYAL by Mary E. Pearson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 7, 2015

"Despite flaws, solid and absorbing high fantasy, with a sudden breathless hook to the next installment. (Fantasy. 14-17)"
Held captive in an enemy land, a princess ricochets among an assassin, a prince, and a barbaric ruler. Read full book review >

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FOX FOREVER by Mary E. Pearson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 19, 2013

"The mind-bending Adoration of Jenna Fox (2008) can easily stand alone, but this is a crucial, memorable conclusion for readers who have moved on to Inheritance. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
Picking up directly after The Fox Inheritance (2011), this colorful, high-stakes finale is a speedy thriller through the streets, neighborhoods and deserted subway tunnels of future Boston. Read full book review >

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A ROOM ON LORELEI STREET by Mary E. Pearson
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 1, 2005

"All literary elements—characters, setting, mis-en-scene—seamlessly and poetically coalesce into her ephemerally hot and cold teenage persona whose tough outer shell masks enough skeletons in the closet to eat her alive. (Fiction. YA)"
Headstrong 17-year-old Zoe longs to escape the smothering helplessness of her alcoholic mother. Read full book review >

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THE FOX INHERITANCE by Mary E. Pearson
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 30, 2011

"Though action scenes are occasionally predictable or over too soon, the book's timely and haunting questions will leave thoughtful readers with much to ponder. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
In a thought-provoking, atmospheric follow-up to The Adoration of Jenna Fox (2008), Pearson again contemplates bioengineering and the nature of humanity. Read full book review >

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MILES BETWEEN by Mary E. Pearson
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"The long-awaited reveal has a massively cathartic payoff. (Fiction. YA)"
Pearson mesmerizes with a heavily cryptic back story that explodes with full emotional force. Read full book review >

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SCRIBBLER OF DREAMS by Mary E. Pearson
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2001

"Romeo and Juliet this isn't, but fans of teen angst and undying-love stories will probably appreciate the effort. (Fiction. 12+)"
A literal blood feud in which warring factions of the same family have engaged for a century suffuses this readable if overwrought story of love between teens from opposing sides. Read full book review >

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THE ADORATION OF JENNA FOX by Mary E. Pearson
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2008

"A deeply humane and gripping descendent of Peter Dickinson's classic Eva. (Science fiction. YA)"
Outstanding examination of identity, science and ethics. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DAVID V. GOD by Mary E. Pearson
RELIGION
Released: April 1, 2000

"Deftly laced with equal parts goofball humor and perceptive insight, this first novel delivers a funny and fast-paced read on a heavenly topic. (Fiction. 12-14)"
All Hell breaks loose when two classmates with wildly divergent personalities team up to debate God in a desperate quest for a one-way ticket back to life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OUT OF SHAPES by Ashley G.
by Ashley G., illustrated by Ashley G.
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Best when used or displayed alongside the blocks, where it might inspire young children to build their own shape-based creations. (Board book. 18 mos.-4)"
The basic shapes—circle (in yellow), triangle (in red), square (in blue), rectangle (in orange)—combine to form easily recognizable objects. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HILDA AND THE BLACK HOUND by Luke Pearson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 13, 2014

"Though definitely an underachiever when it comes to merit badges, Hilda's broad curiosity and willingness to stand up for the undergnome will make her a winner in most readers' eyes. (Graphic fantasy. 7-9)"
In a never-a-dull moment third outing, blue-haired Hilda joins Sparrow Scouts, finds out where lost household items go and meets some of Trolberg's supernatural residents. Read full book review >