Search Results: "E.C. Myers"


BOOK REVIEW

FAIR COIN by E.C. Myers
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 1, 2012

"The frequent shifts make it hard to keep track of who's where in this dizzying debut, but Ephraim's ability to see past the temptations of power despite an active teen libido provides him with a sturdy moral base. (Science fiction. 13-16)"
A spin through parallel universes schools a teenager in the hazards of making wishes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

QUANTUM COIN by E.C. Myers
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"Fans of alternate worlds will find a heapin' helping here, though the cast's relationship-chess makes a stronger showing than the narrowly averted cosmic calamity. (Science fiction. 13-16)"
In a convoluted sequel to Fair Coin (2012), teens crack wise and lock lips while saving the multiverse from an information overload. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A NICE LITTLE BEACH TOWN by E.C. Ward
Released: April 17, 1989

The "nice little beach town" is White's Bay, California, where narrator-hero Chandler Cairns—a 40-ish teacher of high-school English—has lived for years, renting an apartment from old Norwegian fisherman Sven ("Finn") Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEPTH OF LIES by E.C. Diskin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"A sometimes-glib mystery that's at its best when it explores what lies beneath the surface of suburbia."
A woman's search for answers after her friend is found dead in a bathtub uncovers secrets and lies in this novel. Read full book review >

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DUNCAN, SON OF SAGIRA by E.C. Holley
Released: May 28, 2012

"Cat and magic fans, unite!"
The cats are not what they seem. Read full book review >

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THE EPIC OF CLAIR by E.C. Hansen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"Dogmatic themes and clunky lyrics combine for a dyspeptic ride through this futuristic bildungsroman. (Dystopian epic. 14-18)"
Hansen chooses the ancient epic form and more or less blank verse to tell this postmodern tale of social upheaval in 21st-century Minneapolis-St. Paul. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VOICE OF AMERICA by E.C. Osondu
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 2, 2010

"A promising, if a bit repetitive debut. These tales are often horrific in outline, but Osondu's warm, humane, bemused tone deepens rather than undermines their impact."
Osondu's first collection is a grim but compassionate look at desperate Nigerians both at home and abroad. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NIGHT OF THE PANTHER by E.C. Ayres
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 14, 1997

"A heavily detailed look at roads less traveled, a scary take on the lunatic fringe, some quirky characters, and an unflappable detective—all make the third in this series the liveliest and most readable of Lowell's adventures yet."
The conventional picture of Florida's theme parks, lush condos, and early-bird dinners gets short shrift here as Ayres homes in on southern Florida's alligator-infested Big Cypress Swamp, bordered by hunting preserves, protected state lands, and miles of citrus groves. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THIS HOUSE IS NOT FOR SALE by E.C. Osondu
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"A wide-ranging portrait of an African community largely at odds with itself."
The patriarch of a large extended family rules over his kingdom in a family home on the edge of an African village. Read full book review >

BLOG POST

DREDGING THE WATERS
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for Stone Cove Island by Suzanne Myers

Cover Story: This is (a) Thriller

BFF Charm: Eventually

Swoonworthy Scale: 5

Talky Talk: Good Start

Bonus Factor: Secret Societies

Relationship Status: Let’s Be Friends

Cover Story: This is (a) Thriller

Although it features a young woman rather than a man, this cover is awfully Generic Thriller Book. The typeface ...


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BOOK REVIEW

MY PEN by Christopher Myers
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 10, 2015

"Poignant, vulnerable, wise. (Picture book. 7-12)"
A boy describes everything his pen can do, from the literal to the metaphorical. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LAIR OF THE LIZARD by E.C. Ayres
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 10, 1998

"But still, unfortunately, there's not much here to snag a reader's beyond an assembly-line sleuth and humdrum story."
In a fourth outing, Tony Lowell, photographer/p.i. Read full book review >