Search Results: "Ilsa J. Bick"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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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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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7 FANTASY BOOKS HEADING TO FILM AND TV
by John DeNardo

As readers, the idea of our favorite books being turned into film and television production frightens us and excites us. It's scary because so many things can go wrong that could result in – gasp! – an unfaithful adaptation. Yet that doesn't stop us from being excited because we get to re-experience the stories we love. Here are ...


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DAVID GARROW
by Gregory McNamee

Barack Obama has been portrayed as being many things over his life and political career. Some have thought him flippant, coasting by on charm and glibness. Others have thought him suspect. Admirers and detractors both have found him aloof, though very few have doubted the fact of his formidable intelligence.

And admirers and detractors alike have also found Barack Obama ...


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JUAN RULFO
by Richard Z. Santos

Douglas Weatherford, translator of the first English-language version of Juan Rulfo’s second novel The Golden Cockerel, knows that Rulfo isn’t a household name. And Weatherford thinks that’s a tragedy.

“It’s important for English speaking readers, especially in the U.S., to discover Juan Rulfo. For some unfortunate reason he never reached the same acclaim as Jorge Luis Borges, Isabel Allende ...


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