Search Results: "G.P. Taylor"


BOOK REVIEW

MARIAH MUNDI by G.P. Taylor
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2008

"As the main villain survives to leer and scheme another day, look for sequels. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
Taylor kicks off a new gothic-fantasy series with this tale of an orphaned schoolboy sent to work as a magician's assistant in a seaside resort built by an eccentric inventor. Read full book review >

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WORMWOOD by G.P. Taylor
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Relentlessly horrific. (Fiction. YA)"
Excruciatingly violent, this sequel to the popular Shadowmancer (p. 230) takes its visual images into full-tilt nightmare mode. Read full book review >

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TERSIAS THE ORACLE by G.P. Taylor
FANTASY
Released: April 1, 2006

"Stay tuned. (Fantasy. 12-15)"
Changing the cast, but taking up his larger tale where Wormwood (2004) left off, Taylor pits a teenaged would-be highwayman and several ragged confederates against a cruel, cursed lord and a ruthless preacher poised to release a swarm of flesh-eating insects. Read full book review >

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SHADOWMANCER by G.P. Taylor
FANTASY
Released: April 1, 2004

"Loaded down with meditations on inner faith, and diatribes against human society (particularly organized religion), this doesn't quite achieve the cosmic sweep for which the author is plainly reaching—but that may come in the sequels. (Fiction. 12-15)"
The Great Adversary makes another bid to overthrow God in this Pullmanesque fantasy, set on the haunted Yorkshire coast. Read full book review >

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DEFENDING TAYLOR by Miranda Kenneally
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 5, 2016

"Read it for Taylor's journey but not for anything deeper. (Fiction. 12-18)"
When a Tennessee senator's daughter is expelled from her posh prep school, she faces challenges at her new, public high school. Read full book review >

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TAYLOR FIVE by Ann Halam
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 9, 2004

"The third-person narrative has more explanation than action, but the bold concept makes this a good match with Nancy Farmer's stronger work, The House of the Scorpion. (Fiction. 10+)"
"What does it mean to be a clone? How is a clone supposed to feel?" Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PETER TAYLOR by Hubert H. McAlexander
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Of use and interest to students of southern letters and postwar American fiction."
A workmanlike biography of the noted southern writer. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 24, 1992

"A thorough and significant contribution to Civil War scholarship."
From rare-book dealer Parrish, an engaging and exhaustively researched biography of an important and intriguing, though rarely studied, Confederate leader. Read full book review >

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ZACHARY TAYLOR by John S.D. Eisenhower
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2008

"Adequate sketch of Taylor's accomplishments without a great deal of flesh or heart."
Old Rough and Ready gets proficient, if somewhat lackluster treatment in this latest volume of the American Presidents series. Read full book review >

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OPERATION JOSH TAYLOR by Melody Fitzpatrick
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"Hampered by generic characterizations, this amusingly voiced but not-quite-funny comedy of errors is enjoyable but fails to dazzle. (Fiction. 8-12)"
When 13-year-old Hannah Smart's parents refuse to buy her concert tickets to see her pinup idol, superstar singer Josh Taylor, she and her genius best friend, Rachel Carter, must come up with a way to earn the money themselves. Read full book review >

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LILY AND TAYLOR by Elise Moser
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"An excellent and absorbing cautionary tale. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
This no-holds-barred, suspenseful examination of domestic abuse serves as a powerful warning. Read full book review >