Search Results: "Holly McGee"


BOOK REVIEW

HUSH, LITTLE BEACHCOMBER by Dianne Moritz
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"Overall, a fresh take on the joys of the salty sea. (Picture book. 2-6)"
"Hush, Little Baby" receives a bright makeover, with seagulls and sand pies replacing mockingbirds and diamond rings. Read full book review >

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REVOLUTIONARY by Krista McGee
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 15, 2014

"The faith is fervent, but the story is just a mess. (Dystopian romance. 12-18)"
The final installment in the evangelical-dystopian Anomaly trilogy keeps the tension cranked up to 11. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE THOUSANDTH FLOOR by Katharine McGee
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"Individual elements are appealing, but sometimes the novel feels like an awfully long setup for a sequel. (Dystopian romance. 14-18)"
Five teens experience emotional ruin resulting from the rigid socio-economic caste system that rules their futuristic vertical city—a 1,000-story residential/retail tower—in the year 2118. Read full book review >

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THE DAZZLING HEIGHTS by Katharine McGee
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 29, 2017

"Only for avid CW viewers and tabloid-news fans, a shallow yet overlong tale of rich people and their problems. (Dystopian romance. 14-18)"
Guilty parties continue to party in this soap-opera sequel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RAPSCALLION by James McGee
Released: May 15, 2013

"Not a page without peril, whether from pistol, blade or rogue."
Bonaparte at war with England provides a backdrop for McGee's (Hawkwood, 2012, etc.) third Matthew Hawkwood saga. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

REBELLION by James McGee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 15, 2014

"Hawkwood fans will delight. New readers should seek out the full series."
McGee (Rapscallion, 2013, etc.) continues the Regency-era adventures of Matthew Hawkwood of the Bow Street Runners, the crown's special police unit. Read full book review >

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THERE'S A MONSTER IN OUR WOOD
by Sarah Pitre

BOOK REPORT for The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black

Cover Story: Not Too Shrubbery Shabby

BFF Charm: Yay!

Swoonworthy Scale: 7

Talky Talk: Straight Up With a Twist of Fae

Bonus Factors: Fairies, Joan of Arc, LGBTQ

Relationship Status: Enchanted


Cover Story: Not Too Shrubbery Shabby

As a person who still couldn't quite believe that she ...


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BOOK REVIEW

LUMINARY by Krista McGee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"The faithful may enjoy it. (Dystopian romance. 10-14)"
This simplistic dystopia delivers formulaic romance and a large dose of religious faith. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FIRST DATE by Krista McGee
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 10, 2012

"Although reality shows and religion don't usually mix, this text blends both well and serves up Addy as a believable and endearing heroine. (Fiction. 12-15)"
This light teenage romance with a reality-show twist is entertaining and forgivably predictable. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RIGHT WHERE I BELONG by Krista McGee
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Dec. 11, 2012

"Not much in the way of general appeal here, but this one may suit teens on the hunt for overtly Christian-themed fiction sprinkled with a bit of (very chaste) romance. (Fiction. 12-16)"
A wholesome, if uninspired, exploration of the role of faith in helping a young woman find her place in the world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HARMONY HALL by Ric McGee
Released: March 27, 2006

"A touching portrait that masterfully depicts an unpleasant reality of life."
A mother and daughter's journey to come to terms with the aging process, aided by a colorful cast of characters at a remarkable retirement home. Read full book review >