Search Results: "Erin Bowman"


BOOK REVIEW

TAKEN by Erin Bowman
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 16, 2013

"In spite of a few flaws, readers will eagerly await the next installment. (Dystopian adventure. 12-18)"
Debut author Bowman takes readers on a suspenseful trek through a dystopian landscape. Read full book review >

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VENGEANCE ROAD by Erin Bowman
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"The novel starts with a bang in an interesting setting, but it quickly fizzles into melodrama. (Historical romance. 12-18)"
Kate Thompson seeks revenge at any cost after her father is killed by a gang of robbers who believe he had information about a mythical gold mine. Read full book review >

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FORGED by Erin Bowman
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 15, 2015

"Gripping but not at all for the faint of heart. (Dystopian adventure. 13-18)"
In the last of the Taken trilogy, Gray sets out with a few of his Expat buddies to discover what villainy is taking place at the Compound, an island fortress run by the evilly dictatorial Frank. Read full book review >

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RETRIBUTION RAILS by Erin Bowman
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"Occasionally contrived but entertaining. (Western romance. 14-18)"
In the Arizona Territory in 1887 a mining heiress meets an outlaw during a train robbery; violence, redemption, and romance ensue. Read full book review >

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FROZEN by Erin Bowman
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 15, 2014

"A surfeit of enemies and a constant sense of danger heighten the suspense; it's an almost grueling read. (Dystopian adventure. 12-18)"
Fans of dystopian-adventure tale Taken (2013) can follow protagonist and narrator Gray on his dangerous mission to find potential allies in Group A, inhabitants of a distant experimental village/prison. Read full book review >

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BOLD SONS OF ERIN by Owen Parry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 19, 2003

"Parry clearly loves writing about earlier generations on his native turf, and this time he gives us greater suspense than in Honor's Kingdom."
Fifth in the hauntingly rich Abel Jones Civil War series, following Honor's Kingdom and the more recent non-Jones Our Simple Gifts: Civil War Christmas Tales (2002). Read full book review >

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THE AMAZING HAMWEENIE ESCAPES! by Patty Bowman
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 26, 2015

"His owner's gift of a top hat and cape that exactly match the ones he's lost along the way gives the narrative a circular feel that seems quite fitting for this repetitive outing. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Hamweenie the marmalade cat makes good on his desire to escape the confines of his everyday life. Read full book review >

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I WISH I WERE BIG by Peter Bowman
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 1998

"As the animals under observation become larger, Ted appears smaller and smaller by comparison; he's in every spread, and children will want to locate him with every turn of the page. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Tiny Ted is a very small bear—considerably smaller than the mouse who helps him reach a raspberry for lunch. Read full book review >

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THE AMAZING HAMWEENIE by Patty Bowman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 25, 2012

"Clever and quirky, cat lovers will approve and understand, though others may be somewhat mystified. (Picture book. 4-7)"
This portrait of a pampered pet uses sly humor and illustrations with an old-fashioned feel to reveal a marmalade cat's essential feline nature. Read full book review >

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COUNT THEM WHILE YOU CAN by Anne Bowman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"With its pleasing song, breadth of information and world-wide scope, it should go over well in this country, too. (glossary of conservation status terms) (Informational picture book. 3-7)"
Lyrics set to the tune of "Over in the Meadow" introduce 10 species from around the world that have been deemed endangered or extinct in the wild. Read full book review >

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THE UNTAMED EARL by Valerie Bowman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 3, 2016

"A sweet and simple Regency story of unrequited love, requited."
In love with one sister, betrothed to the other—what's an earl to do? Read full book review >