Search Results: "Erin Cashman"


BOOK REVIEW

THE EXCEPTIONALS by Erin Cashman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"Claire's entertaining exchanges with a campus cat stand out as fresh and enjoyable; the rest is painfully derivative. (Paranormal romance/mystery. 11-15)"
Mysterious goings-on at a boarding school for paranormally talented students feel very, very familiar. 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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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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THE SCORPION RULES by Erin Bow
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"Slyly humorous, starkly thought-provoking, passionate, and compassionate—and impeccably written to boot: not to be missed. (Science fiction. 13 & up)"
Once there was war, until an artificial intelligence named Talis took over the world. Read full book review >

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LOVE AND OTHER FOREIGN WORDS by Erin McCahan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 1, 2014

"Lively characters and a satisfying plot foil reader expectations in the best possible way. (Fiction. 12-18)"
Narrator Josie, 15, is a bossy, Styx-loving, gifted eccentric and happy to stay that way, but the family status quo—her loving parents and older sisters—is about to be shaken up. Read full book review >

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FORCING THE ACE by Erin Thomas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"Even the novice magician knows that broadcasting will take the wind out of any magic routine, and since a 'good routine tells a story,' so too with this book. (Fiction. 11-14)"
A young magician learns that it is better to have the crowd in his pocket than any number of competition trophies on the mantle. Read full book review >

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MOXIE AND THE ART OF RULE BREAKING by Erin Dionne
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 11, 2013

"The caper should appeal to readers looking for a lot of action, a few puzzles and not a lot of depth. (Thriller. 10-15)"
This fast-paced, National Treasure-style mystery puts an imaginative spin on the real story behind the infamous theft of several masterpieces from Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in 1990. Read full book review >

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GRIEF GIRL by Erin Vincent
Released: March 13, 2007

"Overwrought emotional turmoil diminishes the memoir's appeal, making this a difficult and unfulfilling debut. (Memoir. YA)"
A late-night phone call informing Vincent of her mother's demise, coupled with her father's death a month later, sends the 14 year old into a two-year apathy that isolates her from friends, siblings and school. Read full book review >

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FIRE AND ICE by Erin Hunter
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2003

"With enough backstory for newcomers to find their way, established fans will be on edge for the next title. (chart of allegiances) (Fantasy. 11+)"
Hunter ratchets up the tension in the return of the house pet turned feral warrior. Read full book review >

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THE LAKE EFFECT by Erin McCahan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 11, 2017

"This thoroughly enjoyable read is a seductive invitation to relax and let life happen. (Fiction. 12-17)"
Future millionaire Briggs Henry has his course mapped (law degree and MBA) until an eventful summer as live-in caretaker and handyman for an elderly Serbian widow in a Lake Michigan resort town upends his plans and the bedrock assumptions they rest on. Read full book review >

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THE BOOK OF KILLOWEN by Erin Hart
Released: March 5, 2013

"Hart's foray into soggy Killowen has a rock-solid foundation of musical language and deft plotting."
Two bodies killed hundreds of years apart bring pathologist Nora Gavin (False Mermaid, 2010, etc.) and archaeologist Cormac Maguire to Killowen, home to an ancient order of scribes. Read full book review >

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BOND GIRL by Erin Duffy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"Testosterone-soaked take on the Devil Wears Prada model."
Ambitious young woman faces numerous obstacles after breaking into the male-dominated world of bond trading. Read full book review >