Search Results: "David-Matthew Barnes"


BOOK REVIEW

WONDERLAND by David-Matthew Barnes
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 11, 2013

"Intriguing concept, but it's hard to believe in all of the magic. (Fantasy. 12-16)"
After her mother's death from cancer, Destiny is sent to the tiny South Carolina island of Avalon Cove to live with her uncle and his partner. Read full book review >

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SWIMMING TO CHICAGO by David-Matthew Barnes
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"This noble attempt to explore rural LGBT issues is buried under an avalanche of flaws. (Fiction. 13 & up)"
Within a month, Alex gets kissed and then unceremoniously dumped by Tommy, a closeted footballer at their rural Georgia high school. Read full book review >

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START YOUR READING YEAR OFF RIGHT WITH JANUARY'S BEST SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY BOOKS
by John DeNardo

Another year of reading begins! What better way to start it off than with books that will stretch your imagination? This month's selection of the best science fiction and fantasy reads offers sword and sorcery, eldritch horrors, a richly-imagined forest world, deals with the Devil in the Old West, espionage across parallel worlds, and a 25th Century whodunit ...


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BOOK REVIEW

ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 15, 2012

"Some pieces rebel better than others, but there's ample inspiration for comic and serious fiction authors alike."
A compendium of fictional satires, parodies and other attempts to transform commonplace forms into literary art. Read full book review >

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LATIN@ RISING by Matthew David Goodwin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 18, 2017

"An uneven anthology that nevertheless contains some fascinatingly thought-provoking stories."
In an anthology of stories by Latino and Latina authors based in the United States, Goodwin presents a diverse group of voices working in the realm of speculative fiction. Read full book review >

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WHEN GOD MADE YOU by Matthew Paul Turner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"Still, books that connect individuality, being beloved of God, and using one's God-given talents are few and far between, and with some adult support, this can help fill that gap. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Turner and Catrow celebrate the divine in each person. Read full book review >

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Released: July 16, 2013

"Funny, frightening, clever; no one in these stories emerges unscathed."
In this anthology, contributions from authors across a spectrum of genres yield stories about a fantastical Machine of Death, "which can predict anybody's ultimate fate based on a simple blood test." Read full book review >

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OH MY GODDESS
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for Freya by Matthew Laurence

Cover Story: Photo Op
BFF Charm: Natalie Imbruglia
Swoonworthy Scale: 3
Talky Talk: Modern Theology
Bonus Factor: Gods and Goddesses (+ Diversity)
Factor: Open-Ended
Relationship Status: Agnostic

Cover Story: Photo Op

Although the wings on this cover are more colorful than the DeLand Wings, everything about the image reminds me of the photos I’ve ...


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MATTHEW DOWD
by Rhett Morgan

A political analyst with ABC news, the co-author of 2006’s Applebee’s America, and the former chief strategist for the Bush-Cheney 2004 presidential campaign, Matthew Dowd has spent the last seven years ruminating on the current state of the country. Through his columns and TV appearances he sharpened his observations about leadership and what is lacking in that leadership, but it ...


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BOOK REVIEW

FLYAWAY by Lesley Barnes
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 7, 2016

"Towers and stairways and lots of curlicues will intrigue some viewers, but this sweet concoction of a gift book may have a limited audience. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Feeding the princess craze, this lift-the flap book features a young royal whose bird with beautiful singing voice breaks free from its cage. Read full book review >

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APOSTROPHES AND APOCALYPSES by John Barnes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 20, 1998

"Concerns that in Barnes's fine novels may be assets, or minor flaws—density; limited originality; pedestrian writing—become problems in the shorter format; annoying, too, is the presumption of a largely teenaged audience."
Barnes's first collection, comprising 13 stories, including four previously unpublished, and eight essays, is divided, obscurely, into sections headed "While you Wait," "For the End," "Let Us Spend some Time," and "Talking to People Who Aren't There." Read full book review >

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SALTHILL by Judith Barnes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 7, 2002

"An overwrought style that never lets up, and a first-novelist who can't resist romantic metaphors (eyes are like 'lapis lazuli,' hair is 'berry-dark' and 'berry-sweet,' etc.). Just too much."
Galloping melodrama about a tormented horse-trainer. Read full book review >