Search Results: "Ghost Hand Games"


BOOK REVIEW

THE LEGEND OF MOMOTARO by Corey Finkle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 2, 2012

"A fine version, formal but never stiff, and seamless both in presentation and software design. (iPad storybook app. 7-10)"
With help from a trio of squabbling animals a young boy born from a giant peach takes on a squad of ogres in this unusually elegant rendition of the popular Japanese folktale. Read full book review >

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THE PENELOPE ROSE HD by Mobad Games
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 25, 2011

"Definitely ambitious but a bit clunky in the end. (iPad storybook app. 4-6)"
A good-looking but thin tale about a fairy who gives all the roses their colors. Read full book review >

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HALLOWED by Cynthia Hand
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 24, 2012

"While it's readers' fate to wait for a third book in the series, they'll do so willingly to discover the answers to lingering secrets. (Paranormal romance. 13-17)"
Readers who enjoyed the steadfast characters, plotting and romance of Unearthly (2010) can expect more of the same in this equally satisfying sequel. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 6, 2013

"An easy and light read, especially for young sci-fi mystery lovers."
In Holy Ghost Writer's third installment of his 12-book series, Zeddy, a young boy, embarks on an epic journey to find and save his father. Read full book review >

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THE LAST TIME WE SAY GOODBYE by Cynthia Hand
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"Evocative and insightful. (Fiction. 14-18)"
After her younger brother's suicide, ordinarily rational Alexis starts seeing her younger brother's ghost. Read full book review >

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ILLYRIA by Elizabeth Hand
FANTASY
Released: May 13, 2010

"This intense, sensual and bittersweet love story unfolds in hauntingly lyrical prose and should appeal to mature teens. (Historical fiction. 14 & up)"
Growing up in a large, eccentric, extended family in Yonkers in the late 1960s, two first cousins exist in their own private world. Read full book review >

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DEEP CREEK by Dana Hand
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 10, 2010

"The makings of a fine novel, obscured by poor pacing and plotting."
Chinese gold miners are massacred in the Wild West, and the pursuit of their killers proves arduous. Read full book review >

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BLACK LIGHT by Elizabeth Hand
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 1999

"Vivid, evocative, and well informed if heavily symbolic, with accurately limned teenaged characters; the problem's not so much a slender plot that doesn't cohere as the failure of the characters to adopt any recognizably purposeful course of action."
In Hand's new fantasy, as in Waking the Moon (1995), two opposing groups of magicians, the Benandanti and the Malandanti, struggle to control human destiny. Read full book review >

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Released: April 2, 2012

"An impressive blend of biography and magical realism. (author's notes; select bibliography) (Fantasy. 14 & up)"
A 20th-century teen artist and 19th-century French poet Arthur Rimbaud transcend time and place in this luminous paean to the transformative power of art. Read full book review >

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DEAD ZONES by Carol Hand
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 1, 2016

"Deeply depressing and not for casual readers, but older students will find this an informative introduction to a serious environmental issue. (Nonfiction. 12-16)"
An experienced science writer explains the growing phenomenon of dead zones in the world's waters, describing their effects, their likely causes, and efforts to reduce their spread. Read full book review >

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MORTAL LOVE by Elizabeth Hand
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2004

"Great fun, in an impressive synthesis of bygone times and forgotten lore."
In fantasist Hand's crowded seventh novel, the collision of our known world with the lushly erotic, magic-inflected one of "faerie" bedevils mortal protagonists. Read full book review >

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SAFFRON AND BRIMSTONE by Elizabeth Hand
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"Some redundancy and sketchiness are only slight blemishes in another rich display of this gifted visionary's enticing wares."
Myth and magic are the ingredients assembled to sometimes stunning effect in this vivid gathering of previously collected and recently published stories from the award-winning fantasy author. Read full book review >