Search Results: "Bethany Griffin"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 1, 2012

"Formulaic but fantastic, from the eye-catching cover to the growth of a heroine who might save the world. Tailor-made for popular consumption. (Dystopic steampunk. 14 & up)"
Griffin (Handcuffs, 2008) forsakes realism for sultry dystopia. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FALL by Bethany Griffin
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"A standout take on the classic haunted-house tale replete with surprises around every shadowy corner. (Fantasy. 14-18)"
A girl struggles to fight the haunted family house that binds her to it in this reimagining of Edgar Allan Poe's "The Fall of the House of Usher." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HANDCUFFS by Bethany Griffin
FICTION
Released: Dec. 9, 2008

"Overwritten and under-plotted. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
After 16-year-old Parker Prescott is caught by her parents in a pair of handcuffs with the hottest boy at school, she is grounded indefinitely. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CURSE OF THE GRIFFIN by Jerome Walford
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: July 13, 2013

"A dystopian vampire fantasy likely to appeal more to fans of The Hunger Games than the Twilight saga."
In this action-packed series opener, a starving artist finds that there's magic in his past, and he's determined to better his life as a commoner in a world ruled by vampires. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RAISING THE GRIFFIN by Melissa Wyatt
FICTION
Released: Jan. 13, 2004

Wyatt invents an Eastern European country with centuries of history for this pseudo-historical fiction that begins slowly but packs a punch in the second half. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DIE GRIEF (THE GRIFFIN) by Richard Hirschhorn
MYSTERY THRILLER

"An often audacious Nazi mystery with plenty of well-placed plot twists."
Hirshhorn (A Pride of Healers, 1983, etc.) offers an animated chase through Boston and Europe as his characters unravel a mystery involving six pairs of identical Jewish twins saved from a German concentration camp.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GRIFFIN OF DARKWOOD by Becky Citra
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"Solid worldbuilding makes this a believable, page-turning adventure. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
The son of a fantasy novelist finds himself in an adventure worthy of one of his mother's plots. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YEAR OF THE GRIFFIN by Diana Wynne Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 31, 2000

"Like a chocolate-covered marshmallow, this is tasty fluff, but unsatisfying. (Fiction. 11-14)"
The sequel to Dark Lord of Derkholm (not reviewed) continues to spoof traditional fantasy, this time satirizing the "school for magic" genre. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: April 8, 2014

"Readers interested in mythology and paleontology will be intrigued. (glossary/index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Researchers have used fossils to understand much about the prehistoric world, but this work shows how a passionate woman with a curious mind studies them to understand how early peoples devised their myths and legends. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I'M TRYING TO LOVE SPIDERS by Bethany Barton
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 7, 2015

"Both arachnophobes and arachnophiles will find useful debate fodder squashed within these pages. (Picture book. 3-12)"
What if "trying" not to hate spiders doesn't quite cut it? Read full book review >