Search Results: "Erin Hoffman"


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LANCE OF EARTH AND SKY by Erin Hoffman
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 24, 2012

"Highly entertaining and baffling in equal measure."
Sequel to Sword of Fire and Sea (2011), video-game designer Hoffman's venture into text fantasy. Read full book review >

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HER COLD REVENGE by Erin Johnson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 1, 2015

"A shoot-'em-up with more smooching than shooting. (Western. 14-18)"
Typical Western elements combine with the breathy emotions of a traditional romance in this sequel to Grace and the Guiltless (2014). 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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A HERO AT THE END OF THE WORLD by Erin Claiborne
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 11, 2014

"A smart, funny and emotionally engaging tale perfect for any reader who longs for another train ride to Hogwarts. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
Destined to destroy the evil overlord, the chosen one adjusts to a disappointing life after his friend does the job instead. Read full book review >

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LOSING IT by Erin Fry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"An energizing and ultimately uplifting tale of the power to change. (Fiction. 10-15)"
Overweight eighth-grader Bennett receives a wake-up call when his obese father collapses with a stroke. Read full book review >

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INTO THE WILD by Erin Hunter
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"Teen readers will readily identify with Firepaw's strenuous efforts to fit into the group, applaud his courage to follow his own convictions, cheer his eventual recognition by ThunderClan, and rejoice at the promised sequel. (Fantasy. 11+)"
Hunter debuts with a suspenseful animal adventure that will leave readers eyeing Puss a bit nervously. Read full book review >

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WARRIORS by Erin Hunter
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"However, a current of warmth runs underneath the distractingly precious prose, making the cats easy to care about. (name chart, maps) (Fantasy. 8-11)"
The plight of the four cat Clans becomes desperate in this third installment of a series with good plotting but cloying diction. Read full book review >

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YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"A lively, richly detailed account of exploration, conservation, and natural history. (photos, maps, endnotes, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 12-18)"
If Peabody's impassioned, vividly written chronicle of how Yellowstone became a national park does not make readers want to visit, nothing will. Read full book review >

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THIS IS REALLY HAPPENING by Erin Chack
Released: April 25, 2017

"Amusing stories to share late at night. (Memoir. 14-adult)"
Chack cut her teeth as a writer for BuzzFeed, crafting articles like "29 Things You Should Never Do When Banging a Dude," and now offers this episodic memoir. Read full book review >

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WHEN IT'S REAL by Erin Watt
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 30, 2017

"A quintessential beach read. (Fiction. 14-18)"
The pseudonymous writing duo of the Royals trilogy introduces engaging new characters in a modern version of "Beauty and the Beast." Read full book review >

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BROKEN PRIDE by Erin Hunter
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"Wild and wonderful. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
When a rival lion violently assumes leadership of a pride, Fearless Gallantpride, son of the fallen leader, is forced to run. But how can one young cub survive on his own? Read full book review >