Search Results: "Catherine Fisher"


BOOK REVIEW

CATHERINE by April Lindner
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 2, 2013

"Not as emotionally engaging as readers might desire, but solid and well-told. (Fiction. 15 & up)"
After discovering that her mother, Catherine Eversole Price, had not died, as her father told her, but instead deserted the family and then disappeared, 17-year-old Chelsea Price goes on a quest to find out what happened to her. Read full book review >

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JEREMY FISHER by Beatrix Potter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 18, 2011

"High production values and a story-centered design give this a leg up over flashier, more game-like e-books. (iPad storybook app. 4-8)"
Potter's tale of a hapless frog who sets out to catch a minnow for dinner and almost ends up being dinner himself gets several useful extras in this unabridged app. It also receives a design upgrade that increases the original's cramped trim size and eliminates its blank pages while pairing text and pictures more closely together. Read full book review >

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CATHERINE CERTITUDE by Patrick Modiano
Released: July 1, 2001

"Not for every child, and, indeed, not for every adult. It's not exactly as if Dostoyevsky had turned to writing Mother Goose rhymes, but the darkness is there—and so is the brilliance."
A beguiling children's story—well, after a fashion, anyway—by the latest winner of the Nobel Prize in literature (Suspended Sentences, 2014, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE DOOR IN THE MOON by Catherine Fisher
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 24, 2015

"Engrossing and addictive. (Science fiction/fantasy. 12 & up)"
Past, present and future collide; science fiction melds with fantasy and historical thriller in the third volume of this genre-blending quartet. Read full book review >

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DARKWATER by Catherine Fisher
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"A dark but graceful parable of temptation, pride, revenge and hope; ideal for classroom reading. (Fantasy. 11-16)"
A slim, elegant retelling of the classic Faustian fable, with an inspirational twist. Read full book review >

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THE MARGRAVE by Catherine Fisher
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 9, 2011

"Readers who came for the adventure will be left pondering the fragile alliance between mercy, justice, duty and responsibility. (Science fiction. 11-16)"
The conclusion to Fisher's science-fantasy quartet satisfies, despite failing to answer a number of nagging questions. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FANTASY
Released: June 1, 2006

"A triumphant finale to a complex and multilayered adventure. (Fiction. 12+)"
The Oracle Prophecies trilogy plunges to its conclusion amidst madness, intrigue and armed struggle—exactly the wild ride readers have come to expect. Read full book review >

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THE SLANTED WORLDS by Catherine Fisher
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 18, 2014

"Gorgeous, atmospheric, and addictive but ultimately frustrating; absolutely necessary wherever the first has fans. (Science fiction/fantasy. 12 & up)"
This second in a projected trilogy provides a sumptuous genre-blend of time travel, dark fantasy and post-apocalyptic thriller, along with more complications than answers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SAPPHIQUE by Catherine Fisher
FANTASY
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"Not for everyone; but for those who can appreciate the interplaying reflections of lies, myths and memory, a modern masterpiece. (Science fiction. YA)"
In this dark, brilliant sequel to Incarceron (2010), worlds within worlds collide to mutual destruction—or, maybe, rebirth. Read full book review >

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INCARCERON by Catherine Fisher
ADVENTURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Like the finest chocolate, a rich confection of darkness, subtlety and depth, bittersweet and absolutely satisfying. (Science fiction. YA)"
A far-future thriller combines riveting adventure and masterful world-building with profound undertones. Read full book review >

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FANTASY
Released: March 1, 2005

"The narrative cuts back and forth from storyline to storyline in a series of mini-cliffhangers—which maintain an almost painfully heightened tension right to the end—that will have readers queuing for the concluding volume. (Fiction. 10+)"
Assassination attempts, double-crosses and plots within plots enliven this breathlessly paced follow-up to The Oracle Betrayed (2004). Read full book review >