Search Results: "Ivy Devlin"


BOOK REVIEW

LOW RED MOON by Ivy Devlin
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Intriguing characters and a suspenseful plot that unfolds with elision and restraint add up to a promising series opener. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)"
Devlin (novelist Elizabeth Scott writing under a pseudonym) breathes new life into a format that's lately verged on self-parody by wrapping her shy-teenage-girl-and-supernatural-male love story in an overarching tragedy. Read full book review >

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IVY by Katherine Coville
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"There is value in escaping to a fairyland with magical creatures and a happy ending, and readers will relish this story in which the bullies are beaten by kindness and compassion, even if it gets a little messy. (Fantasy. 6-9)"
Round little Ivy learns from her kindhearted (if a bit disorganized) grandmother that caring for the sick and injured brings great rewards. Read full book review >

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IVY by Julie Hearn
FICTION
Released: June 17, 2008

"Intricate, engaging language and quirky characters paint a vivid picture of the Victorian era. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Ivy's wild red hair and porcelain skin get her daily work as a painter's model, far from Victorian London's slums, but she can't escape a debilitating addiction to the popular drug laudanum. Read full book review >

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THE IVY by Lauren Kunze
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Readers still in high school are sure to be intrigued by college politics and romances, not so dissimilar from their own but with much higher stakes. (Fiction. YA)"
For Callie, getting into Harvard was easy, but fitting in is hard. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ICING IVY by Evan Marshall
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"Marshall's reasonable plot gets deep-sixed by Jane's abrupt, unmotivated changes of heart."
Literary agent Jane Stuart (Stabbing Stephanie, 2001, etc.) isn't all that happy to hear from Ivy Benson. Read full book review >

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CREEPING IVY by Natasha Cooper
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 4, 1999

Creeping Ivy ($23.95; Aug. 4; 352 pp.; 0-312-20520-1): Something different from the author of the seven British cozies starring civil servant/novelist Willow King (Sour Grapes, 1998, etc.): a thriller asking whether, when Antonia Weblock's daughter Charlotte disappears from the playground, it was really such a good idea for Antonia to call her cousin Trish Maguire, a barrister specializing in child-abuse cases, for help. Read full book review >

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THE PIRATE DEVLIN by Mark Keating
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 27, 2010

"With pirates named Dog-Leg Harry and Black Bill, what's not to like?"
While Patrick Devlin might lack the comic dimension of Jack Sparrow, he does exhibit a similar swashbuckling (there's no way to avoid that word) and to some extent charming persona—and of course the story, England-native Keating's debut, involves buried treasure, daring raids and fights between gnarly pirates. Read full book review >

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POISON IVY by Amy Goldman Koss
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2006

"If anything I bet my fellow jurors were afraid they'd become the Anns' next victim if they got caught sympathizing with Ivy.' (Fiction. 11-14)"
Ivy hands the perfect crime to a teacher aching to have a mock trial to educate the students about the legal system. Read full book review >

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ENCHANTED IVY by Sarah Beth Durst
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 12, 2010

"A refreshing entry in the urban-fantasy field and a solid adventure tale. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
Blithe and flighty at the beginning, the protagonist and plot quickly darken and deepen in this fantasy and magical coming-of-age story set at Princeton. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2007

"An antic case study illuminating how a lawyer is made in frisky prose infused with attitude."
The path from LSAT to license, traced in a coming-of-age, full-of-panic-attacks memoir from a graduate of Columbia Law, class of '97. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SON OF JOHN DEVLIN by Charles Kenney
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

"A sensitive but dull revenger, solemn and high-minded."
A blandly plotted attempt to write a character-driven, mean-streets cop drama without the sex and violence demanded by the genre. Read full book review >

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BOY IN THE IVY by T. McKinley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 4, 2013

"An exceptionally well-written memoir offering insights about the darker side of the human psyche."
In his deeply personal memoir, debut author McKinley draws lessons from his brother David's late-life suicide. Read full book review >