Search Results: "Cherie Priest"


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FIDDLEHEAD by Cherie Priest
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 12, 2013

"A rousing finale, far more convincing than its rather too zombified predecessor—one that almost lives up to the extravagant praise this series has received in some quarters."
Final entry, maybe, in Priest's steampunk Clockwork Century series (The Inexplicables, 2012, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE INEXPLICABLES by Cherie Priest
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"Classification: potboiler. Substance: adequate."
Another in Priest's Clockwork Century series (Ganymede, 2011, etc.), set in a late-Victorian alternate America where the Civil War never ended, whose chief ingredients are steampunk, supernatural and pulp Western. Read full book review >

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BLOODSHOT by Cherie Priest
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 25, 2011

"A refreshing and addictive lure for readers uninterested in fangs, bats, capes and hissing."
A 100-year-old vampire thief runs afoul of secret biological experimenters—first of an urban fantasy series from the versatile author of Boneshaker (2009). Read full book review >

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HELLBENT by Cherie Priest
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 30, 2011

"Is Raylene going soft? Well, she's more human and far less distinctive. Unasked, we also get fangs and bats, if not yet any capes or hissing."
Without pause for thought, Priest plunges into a sequel (Bloodshot, 2011, etc.) featuring Seattle vampire thief Raylene Pendle that aims toward comedy and strikes flab. Read full book review >

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THE FAMILY PLOT by Cherie Priest
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"A novel as insubstantial as the ghosts who haunt it."
A malicious ghost violently resists the destruction of her home in this stand-alone supernatural thriller. Read full book review >

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BONESHAKER by Cherie Priest
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"An impressive and auspicious genre-hopping adventure."
Priest (Fathom, 2008, etc.) bravely, and successfully, ventures into steampunk and zombie-horror territory. Read full book review >

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BRIMSTONE by Cherie Priest
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 4, 2017

"A tale as amiably warm as the Florida town where it's set but with its promises of real heat fading away before a pat conclusion that ties everything off a bit too neatly."
A young clairvoyant must save herself and her community from the ghosts a war veteran has brought home in Priest's (The Family Plot, 2016, etc.) newest fantasy/horror offering. Read full book review >

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I AM PRINCESS X by Cherie Priest
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 26, 2015

"Promising elements aplenty, but they never fully mesh or deliver more than a passing chill. (Thriller. 11-14)"
Cryptic clues in a Web comic put a Seattle teenager onto the trail of a deranged kidnapper and his victim. Read full book review >

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FOUR AND TWENTY BLACKBIRDS by Cherie Priest
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Wildly contrived and oddly chilly, despite all the ranting and raving."
Girl in search of her true parents unearths disquieting family murders in a murky horror debut set in the mountains of Tennessee. Read full book review >

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FATHOM by Cherie Priest
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 1, 2008

"Pleasantly offbeat, with plenty of vivid, compelling action sequences, though the plot doesn't withstand too much scrutiny."
Ancient monsters battle it out using humans as pawns in Priest's latest (Not Flesh Nor Feathers, 2007, etc.). Read full book review >

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Released: March 1, 1999

"Priest tells the story with dash and verve, whether in a turn of phrase or a line of art; it not only features a contemporary city with one of its great pleasures—the park—in full flower, but a realm in which the wish for a little rest outweighs the wages of war. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The leap-at-you color and elegantly stylized illustrations, resembling airbrushed linoleum-cuts, give this book an instant allure; the story—a noble tale of character and social leveling, mock drama and high mirth—more than meets the expectations aroused by that first impression. Read full book review >