Search Results: "Erica Verrillo"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: June 26, 2007

"There is not a lot compelling in either plot or characterization, and the story comes to an end rather than a climax, waiting for the next installment. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
Elissa, age 13, wonders who her parents are. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: June 24, 2008

"While tiresome and plodding, with little characterization and clunky dialogue, anyone who got through the first part of the story will probably want to know what happens next (although they can probably guess). (Fantasy. 9-12)"
Elissa's (endless) quest, which just kind of...stopped at the end of Book One, continues at a stately pace in Book Two. Read full book review >

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BRAVE LITTLE RACCOON by Erica Wolf
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2005

"Tries to be an obedience tale but functions better as a well-painted homage to childhood bravery in the big natural world. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Wolf's pretty acrylics light Little Raccoon's accidental night in the woods alone. Read full book review >

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FOUND DOGS by Erica Sirotich
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 18, 2017

"An unusual counting book that goes beyond the basics, providing opportunities to reread and recount in different ways. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Friendly dogs from an animal shelter are the smiling stars of this counting book, progressing from one dog to 10 and then counting back down from 10 to one. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 1, 2010

"Despite another round of solid comic relief from a wheeler-dealer magician named 'Crazy Sergei,' this outing will likely disappoint readers of the more robust opener. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
In a rushed and sketchy sequel to The Eternal Hourglass (2009), newly fledged Seer Nick Rostov again takes on the evil Shadowkeepers and their leader Rasputin—this time to rescue his cousin and best friend, Isabella, and other captive magicians. Read full book review >

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ASSASSINS: NEMESIS by Erica Cameron
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 9, 2017

"Readers willing to go with the book's flow should enjoy this logic-free, apocalyptic caper. (Thriller. 12-18)"
Fifteen-year-old intersex, mixed-race (Vietnamese and Dominican) teenager Blake's life with a special-agent dad and a helicopter-pilot mom is anything but "normal"—and it's about to get a lot thriller-ier. Read full book review >

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ASSASSINS by Erica Cameron
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 5, 2016

"Sexy and edgy, with plenty of surprises and fun. (Thriller. 12-18)"
In this series opener, assassination is a family affair. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Well read, an excellent stylist, and a sometimes original thinker, Jong, in this book as in others, frequently can't seem to get out of her own way to get to the heart of the matter. (TV satellite tour)"
A mixed bag of essays, some new, some warmed over, that doesn't answer the question, but offers some occasionally amusing, even provocative food for thought. Read full book review >

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BLING by Erica Kennedy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2004

"Bling is just plain bland."
Hip-hop heaven. Read full book review >