Search Results: "Brian Staveley"


BOOK REVIEW

THE LAST MORTAL BOND by Brian Staveley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 15, 2016

"A deeply satisfying but bleak, dark work; its only illumination are flashes of high tragedy and perhaps the glimmers of a realistic but not far-ranging hope."
Humanity teeters toward doom in the concluding Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne (The Providence of Fire, 2015, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PROVIDENCE OF FIRE by Brian Staveley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 13, 2015

"Brutal, intriguing and continuing to head toward exciting events and places unknown."
The heirs of the murdered Annurian Emperor Sanlitun take separate paths toward uncovering and defeating the coup that toppled their father in this sequel to The Emperor's Blades (2014). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SKULLSWORN by Brian Staveley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 25, 2017

"Lacking the grand heft of the trilogy, this is a pleasantly grim and emotionally complex divertissement that will give pleasure to fans and tie up some loose ends—and can also be an accessible entree for new readers, who will undoubtedly go on to consume the rest of the series."
The beautiful, enigmatic assassin Pyrre, a supporting character in the Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne (The Last Mortal Bond, 2016, etc.), takes center stage in this prequel to the series. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE EMPEROR'S BLADES by Brian Staveley
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 14, 2014

"Worth sticking around to see what comes next."
A political coup and an ancient menace threaten the stability of a vast empire in the first volume of a new series. Read full book review >

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I CAME, I DANCED, I WENT VIRAL
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for Deacon Locke Went to Prom by Brian Katcher

Cover Story: Puttin’ On The Ritz
BFF Charm: Let Me Love You
Swoonworthy Scale: 5
Talky Talk: I Came, I Danced, I Went Viral
Bonus Factors: Kick-Ass Gram, Internet Fame
Relationship Status: Drinking Buddy

Cover Story: Puttin’ On The Ritz

This cover is great: it screams “prom,” but ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE MARVELS by Brian Selznick
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"Time, grief, forgiveness, and love intersect in epic theater celebrating mysteries of the heart and spirit. (notes) (Fiction. 10 & up)"
In the final volume of a trilogy connected by theme, structural innovation, and exquisite visual storytelling, Selznick challenges readers to see. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EVERYTHING GOES: STOP! GO! by Brian Biggs
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"Here's hoping more Everything Goes board books are en route. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)"
A delightfully playful exploration of vehicles and opposites. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WONDERSTRUCK by Brian Selznick
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"Visually stunning, completely compelling, Wonderstruck demonstrates a mastery and maturity that proves that, yes, lightning can strike twice. (Historical fiction. 9 & up)"
Brian Selznick didn't have to do it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 2000

"Difficult to place, since it is cataloged in nonfiction, but is filled with fiction, this will appeal to dinosaur fans willing to accept made-up conversations because the story is a compelling one. (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
In 1922 Roy Chapman Andrews, noted dinosaur hunter from the Museum of Natural History, and a team of fossil hunters; set off for Outer Mongolia to discover evidence of human origin in Asia. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOME ON THE RANGE by Brian Ajhar
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"But the cattle have mobile, expressive countenances, and even children already home on the range will respond to the ditty's eminently singable sentiment. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Leaving behind a bedroom strewn with elaborately detailed toys, a New York lad clad in a Stetson and pj's rides his rocking horse out west for some riding and roping "where the skies are not cloudy all day." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BOY OF A THOUSAND FACES by Brian Selznick
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 2000

"Nicely done. (Fiction. 9-11)"
Selznick (Barnyard Prayers, p. 120, etc.) illustrates this beguiling tale of a monster-mad lad with a mix of lurid film stills and masterfully rendered, dramatically under-lit portraits in pencil. Read full book review >