Search Results: "Erin Morgenstern"


BOOK REVIEW

THE NIGHT CIRCUS by Erin Morgenstern
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"Generous in its vision and fun to read. Likely to be a big book—and, soon, a big movie, with all the franchise trimmings."
Self-assured, entertaining debut novel that blends genres and crosses continents in quest of magic. Read full book review >

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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

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BOOK REVIEW

THREE DAYS OFF by Susie Morgenstern
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Every high school has its share of Williams, and though this isn't likely to inspire many epiphanies, it may spark a bit of uneasiness in the more complacent versions. (Fiction. YA)"
Suspended for telling a teacher that he'd like to see what's under her skirt, an apathetic teenager gets a wake-up call in this purposeful short novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >