Search Results: "Ilsa J. Bick"


BOOK REVIEW

ASHES by Ilsa J. Bick
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"Splendidly paced apocalyptic zombie horror ends with a thrilling, terrifying cliffhanger and a number of unresolved mysteries. (Horror. 12-15)"
When civilization ends and you're faced with an army of face-eating, nuclear-mutant zombies, having a brain tumor doesn't seem so bad. Read full book review >

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THE DICKENS MIRROR by Ilsa J. Bick
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 10, 2015

"An ambitious, atmospheric, not-entirely-successful attempt at a head trip. (Fantasy/horror. 14 & up)"
The world-hopping adventure begun in the previous volume (White Space, 2014) concludes in a new Now, a Victorian London crumbling right out from under the characters.Read full book review >

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WHITE SPACE by Ilsa J. Bick
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"Fans who can forgive the downer ending can look forward to a historical-thriller sequel shortly (or longly, as the case will surely be). (Horror. 14 & up)"
When what's real keeps shifting in monstrous ways, can Emma find her way home? Can she even hold on to sanity and self? Read full book review >

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SHADOWS by Ilsa J. Bick
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"Plenty of mysteries and betrayals set up the trilogy's forthcoming conclusion, which fans will eagerly await. (Horror. 14-17)"
Earth's few remaining normal teenagers struggle to survive in this gruesome, bloody post-apocalyptic sequel. Read full book review >

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DRAW THE DARK by Ilsa J. Bick
FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"These small flaws notwithstanding, this otherwise excellent mystery might bring new life to a neglected genre. (Mystery. YA)"
Drawing has had unusual repercussions in 17-year-old Christian Cage's life: His mother has vanished to a sideways place he drew, his aunt drowned in a sinking car exactly as he sketched it out and he defaced a barn of the wealthiest man in Winter, Wisc., in his sleep. Read full book review >

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MONSTERS by Ilsa J. Bick
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"An opus of blood, gore and pain that will leave fans breathless. (Horror. 14 & up)"
All of the Ashes Trilogy storylines converge in this action-packed series conclusion. Read full book review >

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YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 1, 2013

"Readers won't be able to look away even if they find they don't much like—or trust—Ben. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Stationed in Afghanistan, medic Ben spends a long day drafting a detailed confession about the tragedy that threw his life off course two years earlier. Read full book review >

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DROWNING INSTINCT by Ilsa J. Bick
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"Readers will find a more challenging, original take on abuse, abusers and recovery in Margo Lanagan's Tender Morsels (2008).(Fiction. 15 & up)"
Bearing scars both literal and figurative, Jenna Lord, 16, falls for Mitch Anderson, the married chemistry teacher who helps her survive a rocky start at a Wisconsin science magnet school. Read full book review >

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ILSA by Madeleine L'Engle
Released: March 4, 1946

"There is considerable charm here, an effectiveness compounded of subtlety and indirection, giving this a very definite appeal for discerning readers."
Dominated by an all pervasive, if tenuous, atmosphere, this is a study in place and personality, a still life of the south in all its inertia and its persistence for the past, and of Ilsa, whose elusive charm and casual non-conformity was to impress all those around her. Read full book review >

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J by Howard Jacobson
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"A pleasure, as reading Jacobson always is—though much different from what we've come to expect, which is not at all a bad thing."
Jacobson (The Finkler Question, 2010, etc.), Britain's answer to Philip Roth, returns with an enigmatic tale of the near future.Read full book review >

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JEMIMA J by Jane Green
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 14, 2000

"Slightly unpredictable story development saves this from exactly duplicating the vast mound of similar feel-good modern fairy tales for women, but it lives in the same neighborhood."
An overweight woman turns from ugly duckling to swan in British novelist Green's American debut: a tale that offers plenty of engaging plot twists but not much substance. Read full book review >

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J. EDEN by Kit Reed
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 22, 1996

"Terrific takes on time's rush, with a touch of that personal enlightenment offered to a certain generation of moviegoers by The Big Chill—but less glib."
Reedian thoughts about life, marriage, middle age, and children when three couples, their kids, and a close friend spend the summer lumped together in a New England farmhouse. Read full book review >