Search Results: "Holly Black"


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VALIANT by Holly Black
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2005

"Val's story, while not the best of the genre, makes for a compelling, edgy read complete with faerie murders and shaven-headed heroines. (Fantasy. YA)"
Murdered mermaids, runaways addicted to magical drugs and trolls inhabit a New York City that draws heavily on the conventions of urban fantasy. Read full book review >

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THE POISON EATERS AND OTHER STORIES by Holly Black
FANTASY
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Sly humor, vivid characters, each word perfectly chosen: These stories deserve reading again and again. (Short stories/fantasy. 13 & up)"
Black's first story collection assures her place as a modern fantasy master. Read full book review >

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THE DARKEST PART OF THE FOREST by Holly Black
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 13, 2015

"In the end, Black's latest seems to mirror Hazel's fears about herself—'as normal and average as any child ever born'—but like Hazel, it's not without charm.(Fantasy. 13 & up)"
Black returns to her faerie roots with a fantasy set in our very recognizable modern world. Read full book review >

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THE COLDEST GIRL IN COLDTOWN by Holly Black
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"You may be ready to put a stake in vampire lit, but read this first: It's dark and dangerous, bloody and brilliant. (Horror. 14 & up)"
This eagerly anticipated novel (based on Black's short story of the same name) bears little relation to the sparkle-infused vampire tales of the last decade. Read full book review >

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IRONSIDE by Holly Black
FANTASY
Released: May 8, 2007

"Fans of faerypunk will eat it up. (Fantasy. YA)"
This dark sequel to Tithe (2002) reveals the corruption in even the beautiful parts of faerie. Read full book review >

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WHITE CAT by Holly Black
Released: May 4, 2010

"Urban fantasy, con story, coming of age—whatever you call it, read it. (Urban fantasy. 14 & up)"
Forget fairy tales. Read full book review >

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TITHE by Holly Black
FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"A labyrinthine plot with Goth sensibility makes this a luscious treat for fans of urban fantasy and romantic horror. (Fiction. YA)"
Debauchery, despair, deceit, and grisly death—what more could you ask from a fairy tale? Read full book review >

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DOLL BONES by Holly Black
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 7, 2013

"Spooky, melancholy, elegiac and ultimately hopeful; a small gem. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
A middle-grade fantasy dons the cloak of a creepy ghost tale to deliver bittersweet meditations on the nature of friendship, the price of growing up and the power of storytelling. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: May 24, 2011

"Here's to another generation finding comfort and inspiration on the border. (introductions, author notes) (Fantasy/anthology. 13 & up)"
Bordertown: where the human and faerie worlds intersect, a place populated by runaways and the lost, powered by an unreliable mix of magic and technology. Read full book review >

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THE GOOD NEIGHBORS by Holly Black
FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Providing enough introductory exposition, this should hook its reader, but still leave enough mystery to leave readers clamoring for the next installment. (Graphic fantasy. 12 & up)"
From two accomplished veterans comes a dark urban fantasy about a girl seeking the truth about her past—and her future. Read full book review >

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ZOMBIES VS. UNICORNS by Holly Black
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Sept. 21, 2010

"Readers, of course! (Fantasy/horror/short stories. 14 & up)"
Forget vampires vs. werewolves; the hottest feud is between fans of the fiercely magical horses and the shambling, brain-eating undead. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"Even with the authors' name recognition, this collection's appeal is limited at best. (Short stories. 14 & up)"
This disastrous collection of stories sets out to show the depth and coolness of unpopular geeks and nerds, but instead it presents tired stereotypes in writing that fulfills an audience of authors and librarians rather than teens. Read full book review >