Search Results: "Bethany Wiggins"


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CURED by Bethany Wiggins
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 4, 2014

"Despair and destruction are sweetened by hope and love. (Science fiction. 14 & up)"
Jack Bloom leaves behind a sheltered, if slightly warped, suburban life to seek missing brother Dean and Mrs. Tarsis, the woman Dean tried to lead to safety, in this simmering sequel to Stung (2013). Read full book review >

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THE DRAGON'S PRICE by Bethany Wiggins
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"Skip. (Fantasy. 12-16)"
Formulaic fantasy-romance enlivened by an innovative take on dragon treasure. Read full book review >

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SHIFTING by Bethany Wiggins
FANTASY
Released: Sept. 27, 2011

"Shift this to the bottom of the supernatural stack. (Paranormal romance. 12 & up)"
A slow and derivative plot mars this already lackluster debut. Read full book review >

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STUNG by Bethany Wiggins
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 2, 2013

"Readers will gladly be bitten by this bug. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
Fiona Tarsis wakes up to a world of nightmares in this fast-paced, fever-bright post-apocalyptic adventure. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"The satire is neither as sharp as Dr. Swift's nor as comical as Mr. Lear's, but the fictive author's discoveries should, as he hopes, 'enlighten, amuse, appall, and guide' young fans of the biosphere's imaginary reaches. (Informational fantasy. 10-13)"
The creators of the helpful guide to Modern Fairies, Dwarves, Goblins & Other Nasties (2010) now present the equally instructive, long-lost travel journals of a tubby but indefatigable paleozoologist with an unexcelled genius for unearthing uncanny, if long-extinct, animal and humanoid species. Read full book review >

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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 >

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THE SHADOW CATCHER by Marianne Wiggins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2007

"An ambitious, lively work, though its fragments don't coalesce perfectly."
Wiggins (Evidence of Things Unseen, 2003, etc.) takes on real-life American photographer Edward Sheriff Curtis. Read full book review >

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EVIDENCE OF THINGS UNSEEN by Marianne Wiggins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 11, 2003

"Still, the author brings these characters to life even as Ray (as in ray of light) and Opal (opalescence) begin to seem overtly apocryphal."
A comprehensive love story stretches from the birth of X-rays to the detonation of the first nuclear weapons, and links it all with rural America between the wars. Read full book review >

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EVELESS EDEN by Marianne Wiggins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 11, 1995

"Romance, adventure, and politics from New York to Paris to London to Berlin to Timioara: Wiggins carries these forward with knowledgeable zest, but the deeper themes just don't have the voices here to lift them convincingly."
From Wiggins (Herself in Love, 1987; John Dollar, 1988; etc.): a novel about ambition, love, and politics that reaches for emotion but is better at capturing attitude. Read full book review >

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JUBILEE MANOR by Bethany Hagen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"Even the requisite romance is drowned in florid prose and uneven characterization. (Science fiction. 13-15)"
Madeline Landry, the daughter of one of the richest and most powerful noble houses of a nuclear future, hopes to empower society's weakest without endangering her own wealth and comfort. Read full book review >

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LANDRY PARK by Bethany Hagen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Regency romances can combine well with science fiction (Lois McMaster Bujold's accessible adult novel A Civil Campaign (1999) does so brilliantly), but this awkward merger of the two will convince few. (Science fiction. 12-14)"
Regency romance sits uneasily in a dystopian throwback future. Read full book review >