Search Results: "Erin Hoffman"


BOOK REVIEW

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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TYING UP DEAD ENDS
by Sarah Pitre

 

 

 

BOOK REPORT for Sorrow's Knot by Erin Bow

Cover Story:
Unadulterated Fantasy
Adoption Certificate: Eventually
Swoonworthy Scale: 2
Talky Talk: Brothers Grimm
Bonus Factors: Worldbuilding, Feminism, Legends
Relationship Status: Rebound


Cover Story:
Unadulterated Fantasy

This cover screams "FANTASY!" so hard, I'm surprised unicorns don't come running. The typeface! The mystical light! The vaguely ethnic ...


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SADDLE UP
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman

Cover Story: Montell Jordan

BFF Charm: Eventually

Swoonworthy Scale: 5

Talky Talk: Howdy, Y’all

Bonus Factor: The Lost Dutchman, Wild West

Relationship Status:

 

Cover Story: Montell Jordan

YES. ALL THE YES. This cover is not only stunning and fits the story within to a T, but also it’s completely unique ...


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I DO NOT LIKE AL'S HAT by Erin McGill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 24, 2017

"Fans of quirky humor and hard-core rabbit lovers won't mind the arbitrariness of the ending, and the art is charming. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A magician's rabbit decides he's had his ears pulled one too many times. Read full book review >

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YA DECEMBER 2016
by Leila Roy

Oh, December. Why must you be so cold, so dark, so withholding when it comes to new book releases? Sigh. Here are the two—I know, right? ONLY TWO!—that I’ve got my eye on:

The Secret of a Heart Note, by Stacey Lee

A contemporary romantic fantasy? IN DECEMBER? Yes, yes, yes, PLEASE. This sounds like EXACTLY what I need ...


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ONE IS THE LONELIEST NUMBER
by Leila Roy

After Joselito and Julius scurried off—ever the helpful brothers—Virgil’s parents presented him like a rare exhibit they didn’t quite understand.
“This is Turtle,” his mother said.
That was their name for him: Turtle. Because he wouldn’t “come out of his shell.” Every time they said it, a piece of him broke.
Hello, Universe, by Erin Entrada Kelly ...

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WAR, MAGIC, AND PEACE
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for The Crown’s Game by Evelyn Skye

Cover Story: I’ve Got The Whole City On My Head

BFF Charm: Natalie Imbruglia

Swoonworthy Scale: 6

Talky Talk: War and Peace

Bonus Factors: Russia, Magical Duel

Relationship Status: Let’s Go Out Again

Cover Story: I’ve Got The Whole City On My Head

The concept of this cover, with the palatial ...


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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 >