Search Results: "Caroline Stevermer"


BOOK REVIEW

CAROLINE by Sarah Miller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 2017

"Beguiling, pulse-pounding historical fiction."
The Ingalls family loads everything they own onto a wagon and heads west from Wisconsin to the unsettled Kansas Territory, but this time, the tale is told from Caroline's perspective. Read full book review >

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MAGIC BELOW STAIRS by Caroline Stevermer
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2010

"Lovely and lively. ('According to Bess' glossary) (Historical fantasy. 8-12)"
Frederick is an orphan in the kind of institution where boys get locked in the stillroom for minor infractions. Read full book review >

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A COLLEGE OF MAGICKS by Caroline Stevermer
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 1, 1994

"Stevermer has made a successful transition to adult entertainment; which, as others have discovered, is by no means as easy as it looks."
The first adult-oriented fantasy from the author of various juveniles (River Rats, 1992, etc.), set in an intriguing, not-so- different early 20th-century alternate world where magic works unobtrusively. Read full book review >

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RIVER RATS by Caroline Stevermer
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1992

"Not up to David Brin's Postman (1986); still, a sturdy, not overearnest sf adventure. (Fiction. 11-13)"
Again the call of ``Mark Twain!'' rings out from a stately riverboat, this time as it paddles the toxic Mississippi in a wry post-apocalyptic novel. Read full book review >

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A SCHOLAR OF MAGICS by Caroline Stevermer
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 1, 2004

"Samuel and Jane's burgeoning romance, impossibly decorous by modern standards, provides some diversion, but overall it's more misdirection than substance: Fun in places."
Sequel to Stevermer's A College of Magics (1994), a tale set in an alternate Edwardian world where, unobtrusively, magic works. Read full book review >

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WHEN THE KING COMES HOME by Caroline Stevermer
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"Beautifully rendered, if ultimately promising more than it delivers: still, fantasy of a high order."
New fantasy from the author of A College of Magicks (1994). Read full book review >

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AFTER CAROLINE by Kay Hooper
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 1996

"Nothing groundbreaking here, but Joanna is a likably quirky heroine, and the suspense is sustained admirably right up to the very end."
Paperback veteran Hooper comes through with thrills, chills, and plenty of romance in her second hardcover (after Amanda, 1995), this time with an energetic—if formulaic—murder mystery with a clever twist. Read full book review >

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FANTASY
Released: May 1, 2003

"Although Miranda and Sir Hilary exist mainly to be villainous, and the remaining characters serve mainly as plot devices or running jokes, this clever romp will appeal to fans of Regency romance and light fantasy. (Fantasy. YA)"
Long out-of-print, a cult epistolary fantasy makes a welcome return. Read full book review >

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THE GRAND TOUR by Patricia C. Wrede
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Like the cucumber sandwiches on which the characters nibble, an elegant and refreshing treat, but ultimately unsubstantial. (Fantasy. YA)"
A frothy follow-up to Sorcery and Cecelia (2003) serves another sweet syllabub of historical fantasy. Read full book review >

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FANTASY
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"A thoroughly enchanting confection. (Fantasy. YA)"
Another delightful epistolary fantasy set in an alternate, magical 19th-century England. Read full book review >

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A CHRISTMAS CAROLINE by Kyle Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 7, 2006

"The Scrooge is the same, but the message is muffled."
A chick-lit tweak of the Dickens classic. Read full book review >