Search Results: "K.M. del Mara"


BOOK REVIEW

WHITEBEAM by K.M. del Mara
Released: Sept. 24, 2012

"An entertaining period adventure for tweens."
A young girl of mysterious but significant parentage joins Scotland's medieval rebellion against the English in this lively YA historical novel. Read full book review >

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SETTLING IN FOR A WARM WINTER’S READ
by Bobbi Dumas

Wow. Can you believe Christmas is nearly here?

I haven’t had the chance to read many Christmas books this year (sad sigh) but my favorite so far was Christmas in Paris by Anita Hughes.

I find this author completely charming, and since I love Christmas, and I adore anything related to Paris, this was practically a must-read for me. (It ...


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BOOK REVIEW

EMPTY by K.M. Walton
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 13, 2012

"It's subtle as a truck—see Ellen Hopkins' Impulse (2007) for a complex, layered treatment of suicide—but the stock portrayals may let readers (bullied, bully or observer) slot themselves in where appropriate and heed this red flag. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
In a cautionary tale about merciless bullying, does generic characterization allow readers to look in a mirror, or does it dilute the point? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BELLE'S SONG by K.M. Grant
FICTION
Released: Nov. 22, 2011

"Romance, issue book and spy novel—as varied an offering as Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. (Historical fiction. 14 & up)"
Burdened by guilt over her father's accident and seeking adventure, Belle Bellfounder joins a band of medieval pilgrims on a journey to Canterbury Cathedral, finding romance and danger along the way. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLIND BEAUTY by K.M. Peyton
Released: March 1, 2001

"Does Tessa ride an aging, longshot Buffoon to victory in the Grand National? Of course—even a thoroughly modern girl-and-her-horse story needs to follow the rules. Does this matter? To a lover of good girl-and-her-horse stories, of course not. (Fiction. 12+) "
A heroine who takes pride in her ability to get thrown out of schools updates an old-fashioned girl-and-her-horse story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"This quality book will be a useful addition in both home and school libraries. (map, chronology, index) (Biography. 8-10)"
Kostyal has written a tight, bracing biography of the renowned Antarctic explorer, illustrated with dramatic black-and-white photographs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Death by Revelation by K.M. Wood
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 12, 2013

"A well-plotted tale about family secrets with a plethora of suspense and intrigue."
A writer's obsession leads to revenge in this debut mystery novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Thomas Holland in the Realm of the Ogres by K.M. Doherty
Released: Aug. 1, 2016

"Familiar creatures and an otherworld setting, but a persistently fun tale chock-full of energy."
A boy and his elf and dwarf pals search for a power source to restore defenses for a mythical city in Doherty's (Thomas Holland and the Prophecy of Elfhaven, 2014) latest YA fantasy.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 14, 2009

"Fails to deliver on the wit of its double-entendre title."
A former Village Voice staff writer takes a journalist's approach to her personal problem. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHITE HEAT by K.M. Grant
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Purchase where the first volume is popular. (Historical fiction. 12-16)"
Plot advancement defers to character development in this sequel set during the 13th-century Albigensian crusade. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"One hopes for sufficient outrage garnered to substitute for justice denied; also, for an inevitable movie adaptation that won—t dilute the story's uglier civic dimensions."
Award-winning investigative reporter Leveritt's debut is a wrecking-ball tale of tragedy, malfeasance, and machine politics that resembles an all-true Arkansas Confidential. Read full book review >