Search Results: "Hilary Bailey"


BOOK REVIEW

FRANKENSTEIN’S BRIDE by Hilary Bailey
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 9, 2007

"Bailey displays a competent understanding of Shelley's original tale in this inventive narrative. Bonus: For those who need a refresher, the text of Frankenstein is also included."
British author Bailey (The Strange Adventures of Charlotte Holmes, 1994, etc.) offers a continuation of the Mary Shelley classic. Read full book review >

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ELIXIR by Hilary Duff
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 12, 2010

"Nice-guy supporters will resent the bum rap Duff gives to Ben, Clea's other admirer, but they're the wrong audience for this purple, obsessive, murderrific series opener. (Paranormal romance/horror. YA)"
Ludicrous wish-fulfillment trappings surround immortality, gore and passion. Read full book review >

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PERMANENT ROSE by Hilary McKay
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2005

"This fine, funny sequel, with its wonderful dialogue and utterly effortless-seeming weave of plots and characters, stands on its own, but readers will certainly want to get their hands on the first two. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Readers who have fallen in love with the eccentric, cheerfully chaotic Casson family from the award-winning Saffy's Angel (2002) and Indigo's Star (2004) may initially resent the intrusion of David, the enormous ex-tormenter of Indigo, who seems as if he'll never be accepted into the fold. Read full book review >

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THE EXILES AT HOME by Hilary McKay
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"The Conroy sisters are slightly too eccentric to gain the devotion and sympathy of their readers, but kids will be amused at their bizarre antics. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Ruth, Naomi, Rachel, and Phoebe Conroy are up to their old mischief in this sequel to The Exiles (1992). Read full book review >

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SPELLBOUND by Hilary Norman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 8, 1993

"The lovers often seem more cloying than passionate, and the prose sometimes clunks like a square-wheeled cart—but Norman tells a good story, complete with likable characters and luxurious sets."
Another darkly romantic thriller from Norman (Fascination, 1992; Shattered Stars, 1991, etc.)—a high-glamour journey through the theater worlds of London and New York. Read full book review >

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FASCINATION by Hilary Norman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 11, 1992

Norman, known for such pulpers as Shattered Stars and Chateau Ella, lands in lukewarm water with her latest—the completely unsurprising story of Magdalen Gabriel, a ``woman of ever-changing names, one year Swiss, the next French, and...American.'' Magdalen's driven by nothing exactly, but she is slightly haunted since her beloved papi, Alexander, was torn from her when she was only seven, and under scandalous circumstances that included his drinking buddy, Zeleyev, and a brutalized prostitute. Read full book review >

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THE NEXT ONE TO FALL by Hilary Davidson
Released: Feb. 14, 2012

"The mystery is a bit over the top, but Lily's feelings for her sister ring painfully true, and Davidson's rendering of Machu Picchu and Cusco would merit a pisco sour toast even from the great Jan Morris."
An attempt to overcome grief with a trip to fascinating Machu Picchu leads to even more wild intrigue. Read full book review >

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DANGLED CARAT by Hilary Grossman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

"Patience is a virtue in this relatable, real-life love story."
Grossman's true-life account of her quest for a wedding ring despite a boyfriend wary of commitment. Read full book review >

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ON ISLAND TIME by Hilary Stewart
Released: July 1, 1998

"Stewart's successful embrace of island life is a good primer for anyone wanting to know the upside of a move to the country. (150 illustrations)"
Perky, abbreviated noodlings on the wonders of island life add up to a short (mostly natural) history of a small place. Read full book review >

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IN THE ANTARCTIC by Ella Bailey
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 12, 2016

"An appealing introduction to Antarctica that appropriately fosters a child's sense of wonder without adding a layer of worry about its future. (Informational picture book. 2-5)"
After a last breakfast with her parents on a frozen coast, a young Adélie penguin spends a long summer feeding in the cold ocean, followed by an even longer dark winter resting on the ice until the sun rises the following spring. Read full book review >

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IN THE SAVANNAH by Ella Bailey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2015

"A sweet ecosystem introduction for preschoolers, the first of a promising series. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The African savanna, home of a tiny lion cub, is full of intriguing wildlife. Read full book review >