Search Results: "Emily Croy Barker"


BOOK REVIEW

THE THINKING WOMAN'S GUIDE TO REAL MAGIC by Emily Croy Barker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 5, 2013

"Think of this book as Hermione Granger: The Grad School Years. An entertaining tale capably told."
Debut novelist Barker turns in a pleasant if largely predictable fantasy yarn. Read full book review >

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TEA TO SEE
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for The Leaf Reader by Emily Arsenault

Cover Story: Drink Me
BFF Charm: Maybe
Swoonworthy Scale: 2
Talky Talk: Straight Up With A Twist
Bonus Factor: Tasseomancy
Relationship Status: Not Seeing A Future

Cover Story: Drink Me

I like this cover well enough—the shattered teacup is a little on the nose, but the painting-like quality and dark tones ...


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MAGICAL MAIL by Claire Barker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Not a patch on Lyn Gardner and Mini Grey's Into the Woods dyad for meta-literary fairy-tale fun. (Fantasy. 7-10)"
Faith Smyth is perfectly ordinary, out of place in her competitive family, with only tiny blue Bus Bear to keep loneliness at bay. Read full book review >

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ABARAT by Clive Barker
by Clive Barker, illustrated by Clive Barker
FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Still, with three promised sequels on the way, many readers will, like Candy, want to 'trust to Mama Izabella' to take them somewhere worth the trip. (Fiction. 12+)"
A new series revives the almost-extinct genre of the fantasy travelogue. Read full book review >

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LOVE WILL TEAR US APART
by Mandy Wan

 

BOOK REPORT for The Love That Split the World by Emily Henry

Cover Story: Montell Jordan
BFF Charm: Platinum Edition
Swoonworthy Scale:
 6
Talky Talk: Story Time
Bonus Factors:
 Time Travel, Adoption, Supporting Cast
Relationship Status: Honeymoon Stage

 

Cover Story: Montell Jordan

Do you ever wish that books received similar treatment as TV or movies? Not only ...


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BOOK REVIEW

ABARAT:  ABSOLUTE MIDNIGHT by Clive Barker
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 27, 2011

"All in all, fans will revel and newcomers will be baffled. (Fantasy. 13 & up)"
The long-awaited third book of Barker's series has finally arrived. Read full book review >

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THE CAT CAME BACK by Cordell  Barker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2017

"Stick with older, sing-along versions and enjoy the cartoon (for free) online. (Picture book. 5-7)"
A print rendition of Barker's 1988 Oscar-nominated short film. Read full book review >

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HOW COULD YOU BE SO HEARTLESS
by Mandy Wan

BOOK REPORT for The Hearts We Sold by Emily Lloyd-Jones

Cover Story: Blurry Big Face
BFF Charm: Let Me Love You
Swoonworthy Scale:
 6
Talky Talk: Modern-Day Fairy Tale
Bonus Factors:
 Deal with the Devil, Portland
Anti-Bonus Factor: Patti Chase Award for Awful Parenting
Relationship Status: Summer Fling

Cover Story: Blurry Big Face

Aside from finding a cover model who ...


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THE SPIRITS WITHIN
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for Signs of You by Emily France

Cover Story: Popular on Instagram

BFF Charm: Big Sister

Swoonworthy Scale: 6

Talky Talk: Spiritual Suspense

Bonus Factor: Religious Mystery

Relationship Status: Kindred Spirits

 

Cover Story: Popular on Instagram

This cover image definitely looks like an image one might stumble across on Instagram’s Explore page. That’s not to say ...


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SHE'S NOT THERE
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for Half in Love with Death by Emily Ross

Cover Story: California Dreamin’

BFF Charm: Nope

Swoonworthy Scale: 0

Talky Talk: We Gotta Get Out of This Place

Bonus Factors: 1960s, Serial Killers

Relationship Status: What Is and What Should Never Be

 

Cover Story: California Dreamin’

The only thing that saves this from being a generic “pretty ...


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BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1992

"A thoughtful and important social document full of deep human insight; essential reading to understand the present-day lives of Native Americans."
Masterful account of the torture/murder of three Navajos by white teenagers. Read full book review >