Search Results: "Charmayne McGee"


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SO SINGS THE BLUE DEER by Charmayne McGee
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1994

"Unfortunately, most readers will find the measured pace and detailed descriptions daunting. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Isolated in the mountains of Mexico, the Huicholes work ``to maintain the balance of nature—to be kind to the earth, and make the earth well.'' But without the white-tailed deer they can ``no longer perform the ceremonial rituals that perpetuated life and rejuvenated nature''; ``The end of the world'' looms as a result of the polluting and plundering of earth's resources. Read full book review >

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REVOLUTIONARY by Krista McGee
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 15, 2014

"The faith is fervent, but the story is just a mess. (Dystopian romance. 12-18)"
The final installment in the evangelical-dystopian Anomaly trilogy keeps the tension cranked up to 11. Read full book review >

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LUMINARY by Krista McGee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"The faithful may enjoy it. (Dystopian romance. 10-14)"
This simplistic dystopia delivers formulaic romance and a large dose of religious faith. Read full book review >

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FIRST DATE by Krista McGee
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 10, 2012

"Although reality shows and religion don't usually mix, this text blends both well and serves up Addy as a believable and endearing heroine. (Fiction. 12-15)"
This light teenage romance with a reality-show twist is entertaining and forgivably predictable. Read full book review >

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RIGHT WHERE I BELONG by Krista McGee
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Dec. 11, 2012

"Not much in the way of general appeal here, but this one may suit teens on the hunt for overtly Christian-themed fiction sprinkled with a bit of (very chaste) romance. (Fiction. 12-16)"
A wholesome, if uninspired, exploration of the role of faith in helping a young woman find her place in the world. Read full book review >

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HARMONY HALL by Ric McGee
Released: March 27, 2006

"A touching portrait that masterfully depicts an unpleasant reality of life."
A mother and daughter's journey to come to terms with the aging process, aided by a colorful cast of characters at a remarkable retirement home. Read full book review >

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THE THOUSANDTH FLOOR by Katharine McGee
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"Individual elements are appealing, but sometimes the novel feels like an awfully long setup for a sequel. (Dystopian romance. 14-18)"
Five teens experience emotional ruin resulting from the rigid socio-economic caste system that rules their futuristic vertical city—a 1,000-story residential/retail tower—in the year 2118. Read full book review >

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THE DAZZLING HEIGHTS by Katharine McGee
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 29, 2017

"Only for avid CW viewers and tabloid-news fans, a shallow yet overlong tale of rich people and their problems. (Dystopian romance. 14-18)"
Guilty parties continue to party in this soap-opera sequel. Read full book review >

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REBELLION by James McGee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 15, 2014

"Hawkwood fans will delight. New readers should seek out the full series."
McGee (Rapscallion, 2013, etc.) continues the Regency-era adventures of Matthew Hawkwood of the Bow Street Runners, the crown's special police unit. Read full book review >

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RAPSCALLION by James McGee
Released: May 15, 2013

"Not a page without peril, whether from pistol, blade or rogue."
Bonaparte at war with England provides a backdrop for McGee's (Hawkwood, 2012, etc.) third Matthew Hawkwood saga. Read full book review >

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RESURRECTIONIST by James McGee
Released: Nov. 14, 2012

"Part fiction, part fact and all unsuitable for the faint of heart. McGee (Hawkwood, 2012) provides so many scurrilous grave robbers and medical atrocities that gentle readers may want to keep a perfumed hankie handy."
Why would an escapee from Bedlam need an endless supply of fresh cadavers? Read full book review >