Search Results: "Chloe Neill"


BOOK REVIEW

HOUSE RULES by Chloe Neill
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"As Willow of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (a series at least partly responsible for kick-starting this genre) says, 'Bored now.'"
Merit, Sentinel of one of Chicago's vampire enclaves, Cadogan House, and her boyfriend, Ethan, co-Master of that House, face murder, dastardly politicking and romantic discord in the seventh Chicagoland Vampires (Biting Cold, 2012, etc.) novel. Read full book review >

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RAPUNZEL  by Chloe Perkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 21, 2017

"Adults wishing to expand the worldviews of their young charges beyond Eurocentric interpretations will find plenty of visual delights in this one, though they'll wish it were bigger. (Board book. 3-5)"
A retelling of the classic fairy tale with India as its setting. Read full book review >

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THE PERFECT TREE by Chloe Bonfield
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"A gorgeous reminder that the natural world is perfect and worthy of notice. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In a natural-world version of Leo Tolstoy's short story "The Three Questions," a boy goes in search of the perfect tree to chop for firewood and finds much more. Read full book review >

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ASUNDER by Chloe Aridjis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"Dark and peculiar, simultaneously sinister and playful, Aridjis' modern gothic vision will charm those prepared to linger in her cabinet of curiosities."
A self-effacing life devoted to obsessive minutiae is cracked open in this oblique, disturbing, yet oddly compelling tale. Read full book review >

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THE JOURNEY TO KARRITH by Ted Neill
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 16, 2016

"Another unique, stakes-raising entry in a formidable saga."
This fourth Elk Riders fantasy novel sees Neill's (The Font of Jasmeen, 2016, etc.) heroes caught in the war for the land of Anthor.Read full book review >

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SLUMMY MUMMY by Fiona Neill
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 5, 2007

"From the maternal self-doubt to the spoiled supporting characters, everything feels mass-manufactured."
Bored North London housewife uses flirtation and alcohol to liven things up, in U.K. journalist Neill's debut. Read full book review >

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IN THE DARKNESS VISIBLE by Ted Neill
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 10, 2016

"The start of what promises to be a tumultuous, visionary fantasy series."
Neill's (City on a Hill, 2014) fantasy features a teenage girl on a quest to save her island tribe from the designs of a militant fleet.Read full book review >

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HOOKED by Chloe Shantz-Hilkes
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 1, 2013

"The accounts are varied and honest enough that readers with addiction in their own families will likely find plenty to relate to, but a bit more context would have been helpful. (list of resources) (Nonfiction. 12-18)"
A collection of personal accounts from young people whose family members have struggled with a variety of addictions. Read full book review >

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PEOPLE OF THE PLAGUE by T. Neill Anderson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"Although it colorfully examines a horrific disease, only devoted horror enthusiasts are likely to savor this story. (nonfiction epilogue, author's note) (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Horror is the dominant feature of this entry in the aptly named Horrors of History series. Read full book review >

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ALLEGHENY FRONT by Matthew Neill Null
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 10, 2016

"Breece D'J Pancake gets all the literary press out of West Virginia, what there is of it. But he's been dead nearly 40 years, and it's high time someone else did. Null is a natural writer with much to say."
Sometimes lyrical, sometimes scarifying stories by the up-and-coming author of Honey from the Lion (2015).Read full book review >

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HOW TO MAKE AWESOME COMICS by Neill Cameron
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 9, 2017

"A friendly and engaging orientation for emerging comics creators, although the activity pages make this one for home collections rather than library use. (appendices) (Graphic nonfiction. 6-10)"
A cheerful guide offering a beginner's course in designing comics. Read full book review >