Search Results: "Diana Peterfreund"


BOOK REVIEW

OMEGA CITY by Diana Peterfreund
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 28, 2015

"A secondary-at-best middle-grade thriller—here's hoping the sequels improve. (Adventure. 9-12)"
Gillian's dad's conspiracy theories ruined the family…but what if he's right? Read full book review >

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ASCENDANT by Diana Peterfreund
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Unanswered questions beg for a sequel. (Fantasy. YA)"
Picking up where Rampant (2009) ended, this meandering and often slow sequel finds Astrid Llewelyn questioning her life as a virginal unicorn hunter in a camouflage habit (now required by the Church and the novel's only bit of humor), wanting to return to freedom and her education and saying goodbye to her college-bound boyfriend. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 12, 2012

"A perfectly pleasant read on its own, this could send readers to investigate the source—a happy outcome indeed. (Dystopian romance. 13 & up)"
A post-apocalyptic retelling of Jane Austen's Persuasion scores high for ingenuity but loses points with sledgehammer morality. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SECRET SOCIETY GIRL by Diana Peterfreund
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 18, 2006

"The impressive plot earns this project a B, but the banal dialogue and wimpy heroine downgrade it to a C."
An intimate glimpse at an elite college's secret clubs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RAMPANT  by Diana Peterfreund
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: June 1, 2009

Killer unicorns. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ONE POTATO by Diana Pomeroy
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1996

"Odds are that young readers will stampede kitchenward on a potato raid! (Picture book/nonfiction. 3-8)"
Subtitled "A Counting Book of Potato Prints,'' Pomeroy's first book is a handsome one indeed. Read full book review >

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BOYS, BIKES, BUNGLING BANDITS
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for Latitude Zero by Diana Renn

Cover Story: Hub Focus

BFF Charm: Meh

Swoonworthy Scale: 3

Talky Talk: Shop Talk

Bonus Factor: Cycling

Anti-Bonus Factor: Mary Sue

Relationship Status: Dropped

Cover Story: Hub Focus

As a person who has occasional issues with large crowds, the number of people in the background of this cover makes me a little ...


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BOOK REVIEW

LAST CHANCE SUMMER by Diana Wieler
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1991

"Readers will believe. (Fiction. 10-14)"
So few pages, so many changes in the lives of the unruly boys living on good-hearted Scotsman Carlton Jenner's Canadian farm. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KILLING WORDS by Diana Ramsay
Released: July 22, 1994

"A merely implausible plot is made ridiculous by Ramsay's inept prose."
In the latest by Ramsay (Four Steps to Death, 1989, etc.), Amelia Cunningham, wife of a tenured English professor at a small college in Vermont, speculates that the various community venerables would be shocked out of their complacency if someone were to send them anonymous letters suggesting that the sender knew the recipients' dirty secrets. Read full book review >