Search Results: "Blake Charlton"


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SPELLBREAKER by Blake Charlton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 23, 2016

"Vivid, intelligent, and painful in an authentically laudable way."
"Where's the apocalypse?" wonder the characters and the reader as this epic fantasy trilogy reaches its long-awaited conclusion. Read full book review >

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SPELLBOUND by Blake Charlton
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Absolutely not to be missed."
Two magicians seeking escape from a demonic plot fall in love in the second volume of an epic fantasy trilogy. Read full book review >

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MRS. ARMITAGE AND THE BIG WAVE by Quentin Blake
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1998

"The heroine's no-sweat attitude, along with Blake's humorous details, are the perfect combination for beach blanket fun. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Surf's up and Mrs. Armitage is ready to do the California slither, Bali swerve, and Waikiki flip. Read full book review >

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IN THE ARENA by Charlton Heston
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"A long-playing performance, not perhaps of Oscar caliber, but at least worth a nomination. (32 pages b&w photos, not seen) (First printing of 100,000; author tour)"
A spirited, sprawling, at times delightfully quirky memoir by Hollywood's own Mount Rushmore. Read full book review >

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FAT ANGIE by e.E. Charlton-Trujillo
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 12, 2013

"Creative prose and sharp interactions, marred only by some stereotyping; a fresh read nevertheless. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Entrancingly eccentric prose, a protagonist "jam-packed with awkward" and a military sister missing in action coalesce into a memorable romance that's rockier than might be expected—and more realistic. Read full book review >

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ANTIGODDESS by Kendare Blake
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"This edgy first installment maneuvers forces into position; readers will want to stay tuned. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
This new series from one of the best up-and-coming horror/suspense writers around (Girl of Nightmares, 2012, etc.) updates Greek mythology but offers far more than a Percy Jackson retread. Read full book review >

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YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"Pulse-pounding thrills leavened with laughter. (Paranormal thriller. 12 & up)"
A satisfying conclusion to ghostly Anna's terrifying story comes with more heart-thumping suspense and clever quips as Cas tries to save her from an undeserved, dreadful fate. Read full book review >

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ANNA DRESSED IN BLOOD by Kendare Blake
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Abundantly original, marvelously inventive and enormous fun, this can stand alongside the best horror fiction out there. We demand sequels. (Paranormal adventure. 12 & up)"
Life can get tough for a boy who kills ghosts. Read full book review >

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PROM ANONYMOUS by Blake Nelson
FICTION
Released: March 1, 2006

"The target audience of young girls should find it plenty of fun. (Fiction. YA)"
A work that at first seems as vapid as its title deepens as the personalities of its main characters and their friends emerge. Read full book review >

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THE TENTMAKER by Michelle Blake
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"A sensitive, deliberate debut, much in the manner of Blake's model, Dorothy Sayers, though lacking Sayers's play with alternative theories and fondness for the big surprise."
You might think that the worst pulpits to inherit would be those of poor inner-city parishes—until you'd seen the dazzling lack of chemistry between interim Episcopal priest Lily Connor and the congregants of Boston's well-heeled St. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 5, 1993

"First Principles'' of modernism—which he celebrates in the conclusion of this powerful and outspoken book. (Ninety illustrations)"
In a personal tour of modern architecture and the colorful, eccentric, clannish men (all men)—mostly displaced Europeans- -responsible for it, Blake (Curator for Architecture and Industrial Design/Museum of Modern Art; Form Follows Fiasco, 1977, etc.—not reviewed) recovers the energy, vision, and dedication that he says characterized the profession in the decades following WW II. Read full book review >