Search Results: "Daniel Griffo"


BOOK REVIEW

HELLO, BICYCLE by Ella Boyd
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Give this one a pass in favor of a book that doesn't give kids a false sense of confidence that will be severely scratched (along with some knees) with their first real exposure to a two-wheeler. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A young girl says goodbye to her tricycle and learns to ride a two-wheeler in this rather misleading debut from Boyd. Read full book review >

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UNNATURAL by Michael Griffo
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: March 1, 2011

"Aimed squarely at the YA niche carved out by Stephenie Meyer's Twilight saga and P.C. Cast's House of Night series, this nonsensical wannabe epic falls far short of the mark. (Paranormal. 14 & up)"
A thicket of overplotting and rampant misuse of literary techniques mar debut novelist Griffo's multicultural, GLBTQ paranormal series opener. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UNWELCOME by Michael Griffo
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Literature for teens could use more vampire stories with gay protagonists; it's a shame this one is such a slog. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)"
An almost unreadable morass of supernatural creatures, double crosses and internal monologues. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MOONGLOW by Michael Griffo
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 26, 2013

"The glimpses of monstrous action from the werewolf's point of view don't make up for the trite human interactions. (author's letter to readers, preview of next book) (Paranormal adventure. 14-17)"
A teenage girl is cursed with lycanthropy. Read full book review >

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DANIEL LOWE
by Megan Labrise

A few months shy of his 60th birthday, Daniel Lowe’s publishing dreams came true—with a novel that proceeds from a nightmarish premise.

In All That’s Left to Tell, a mid-level American executive named Marc Laurent is held captive in Pakistan by two local guards. Each day he is blindfolded and an English-speaking woman, who identifies herself as “Josephine,” questions ...


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DANIEL SUAREZ
by Clayton Moore

Daniel Suarez finally made it to the future in his new novel, Change Agent, which Kirkus’ reviewer says is “...his most entertaining high-tech thriller yet.”

The author sometimes gets pegged as a science fiction author because his previous bestsellers—Daemon, Freedom, Kill Decision, and Influx—all revolve around technologies that are just around the corner. In Change Agent ...


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BOOK REVIEW

FLOAT by Daniel Miyares
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 9, 2015

"Lovely and life-affirming. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This wordless story, bookended by the creation of two iconic paper toys, follows a Latino boy through outdoor playtime. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PARDON ME! by Daniel Miyares
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 17, 2014

"For clever cautionary tales with a lingering bite, try those by Jon Scieszka, James Marshall or Jon Klassen. (Picture book. 4-7)"
"The Gingerbread Boy" meets "The Mitten" in this tale of a self-centered (and doomed) protagonist squawking about an increasingly crowded setting. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ELF REALM by Daniel Kirk
FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Unpleasant. (Fantasy. 12-14)"
A grim fantasy doorstopper uncomfortably juxtaposes gory adventure with New Age sermonettes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DOODLE FLUTE by Daniel Pinkwater
FICTION
Released: April 30, 1991

"A telling fable that older kids will also enjoy. (Picture book. 5+)"
``Kevin Spoon had a nice life...his own VCR...his own computer ...pizza every day''—a kid's perfect dream. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TRASH TRUCKS! by Daniel Kirk
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 19, 1997

"Big, bold images make the book an irresistible read; children will thrill to this raucous look at hungry garbage trucks. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The trash trucks are coming—monstrous trucks with gnashing grillwork and rattling metal jaws. Read full book review >