Search Results: "Gillian Philip"


BOOK REVIEW

FIREBRAND by Gillian Philip
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 19, 2013

"As ferociously compelling as Suzanne Collins' The Hunger Games, with which it invites comparison."
First in an otherworld fantasy trilogy, nominally for young adults, that first appeared in the U.K. in 2010, from the author of Opposite of Amber (2011, etc.). Read full book review >

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BLOODSTONE by Gillian Philip
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 19, 2013

"Demanding, sometimes unreasonably so, but on balance, worth the effort."
Second in the Rebel Angels series (Firebrand, 2013), an otherworld fantasy nominally for young adults, that first appeared in the U.K. Read full book review >

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WOLFSBANE by Gillian Philip
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 1, 2014

"Exhausting."
Third in the Rebel Angels series (Bloodstone, 2013, etc.), an otherworld fantasy nominally for young adults, which first appeared in the U.K. Read full book review >

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ICEFALL by Gillian Philip
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 24, 2015

"Teenage angst with bells and whistles—still, it's the formula that series regulars know and relish."
The concluding part of the Rebel Angels series (Wolfsbane, 2014, etc.) which, following a fine opening book, has slipped further downhill with each successive entry. Read full book review >

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NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE: FORERUNNER TO AMERICAN HORROR
by Andrew Liptak

It’s almost a rite of passage in high school: your English teacher takes out Nathaniel Hawthorne’s classic American novel The Scarlet Letter, and you, as a student, have to slog through the antiquated prose and story for several weeks. Friends and family don’t remember the book fondly, but recently, I’ve begun to understand just how critical The Scarlet Letter and ...


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READING ACROSS THE COUNTRY MAINE
by Leila Roy

One of the funny things about living in a state nicknamed ‘Vacationland’—especially living near the coast—is that, for locals, a huge part of summertime is about avoiding the tourist-heavy spots. You know, like the beach.

So, rather than actually leaving our houses and enjoying these lovely, lovely days in public, a large percentage of us Year-Rounders do quite a lot ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE CHRISTMAS DONKEY by Gillian McClure
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 15, 1993

"Lovely. (Picture book. 4-9)"
The gifted illustrator of several of her father Paul Coltman's books (Witch Watch, 1989) relates a simple tale of her own, one with unusual resonance. Read full book review >

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THE GOLDEN RECTANGLE by Gillian Neimark
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 19, 2013

"Skip. (Fantasy. 9-11)"
Lucy Moon, an aspiring horse rustler from Georgia, teams up with fashionista Flor Bernoulli from New York City to outwit the tiny Square Man, who wants to destroy all the curves in the universe. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DESTINY by Gillian Shields
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 31, 2012

"For fans only. (Paranormal suspense. 12 & up)"
The fourth entry in this pure-gothic series continues to hit all the clichés of the genre as hard as possible. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2007

"Highly recommended. (Fiction. 8-12)"
This frothy sequel to Thora: A Half-Mermaid Tale (2005) continues the whimsical adventures of Thora, aged 10 ¾, her mermaid mum, human caretaker Mr. Walters, Cosmo the peacock and beautiful sea-unicorn Shirley. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"Readers should start with the first installment to absorb this grimly mesmerizing and fascinatingly unusual series. (Fantasy. YA)"
What began as outdoor survival here turns eerily psychological as Cross wraps up this grippingly original series. Read full book review >

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THE GREAT AMERICAN ELEPHANT CHASE by Gillian Cross
ANIMALS
Released: April 15, 1993

"The book has won Britain's Smarties Prize. (Fiction. 10-14)"
An author of splendidly complex, challenging thrillers (Wolf, 1990, Carnegie Medal) sets a picaresque adventure in 19th- century America. Read full book review >