Search Results: "Gwenda Bond"


BOOK REVIEW

STRANGE ALCHEMY  by Gwenda Bond
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Passionate mystery or speculative fiction fans should look elsewhere. (Speculative fiction. 13-16)"
A revised version of the author's first novel, Blackwood (2012). Read full book review >

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GIRL ON A WIRE by Gwenda Bond
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"The mystery is tense and nerve-wracking, and the acrobatics are gorgeously hair-raising; they will help readers get past thinly developed characters and setting. (Thriller. 13-15)"
Family secrets and sinister superstitions threaten 16-year-old wire walker Jules Maroni's chance at a big break. Read full book review >

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BLACKWOOD by Gwenda Bond
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"Readers will be lost, indeed. (Speculative fiction. 13 & up)"
The only mystery here is how one of America's oldest unsolved events—the Lost Colony of Roanoke—becomes tedious in this piece of speculative fiction. Read full book review >

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DOUBLE DOWN by Gwenda Bond
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 1, 2016

"A must read for comics fans and mystery enthusiasts alike. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Following the events of Fallout (2015), Lois Lane is still settling into her new life in Metropolis. Read full book review >

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GIRL IN THE SHADOWS by Gwenda Bond
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 5, 2016

"The characters are mere flat sketches, but with a magical circus girl who escapes from chains while dangling from a burning rope off a Ferris wheel, does it matter? (Fantasy. 13-16)"
The daughter of a famous Las Vegas magician wants an illusionist career of her own more than she wants to go to college. Read full book review >

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FALLOUT by Gwenda Bond
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 1, 2015

"A spectacular prose start for DC Comics' spectacular lady. (Fiction. 12-16)"
A teen reporter busts a cyberbullying ring at her new school in Metropolis. Read full book review >

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THE LOST LEGACY by Gwenda Bond
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"While it may be a brave new world for Stephen, this is well-worn territory for middle-grade fantasy. Here's hoping the second outing provides something fresh. (Fantasy/mystery. 8-12)"
A familiar-feeling protagonist delves into a new life and a new world of magic in this middle-grade series opener by wife-husband duo. Read full book review >

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YOUNG BOND by Charlie Higson
ADVENTURE
Released: June 1, 2006

"A page-turning read. (Fiction. YA)"
Adventure, intrigue, romance, pirates, murder, stolen treasures, deception, characters good and bad, teenagers both brave and clever and strange secrets all play a part in this suspenseful second entry in the Young Bond series. Read full book review >

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THE BOND by A.M. Grotticelli
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 29, 2016

"A poignant, infuriating, informative, and ultimately triumphant account of an unusual clan."
A debut memoir chronicles the strength of the relationships formed among a collection of unrelated siblings who forged a remarkable, separate, and permanent family within a foster home. Read full book review >

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Bond Hunter by Kia McInerny
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 18, 2016

"An intricate, compelling tale with a financial backdrop."
Debut author McInerny follows a young lawyer who's up against the deadly forces of the international banking system in this financial thriller. Read full book review >