Search Results: "Kendare Blake"


BOOK REVIEW

BLAKE by Peter Ackroyd
NON-FICTION
Released: April 15, 1996

"Not the least part of Ackroyd's accomplishment is to have limited himself to 416 pages—enough, and (to paraphrase Blake), assuredly not too much. (16 pages b&w illustrations, 24 pages color illustrations, 73 text illustrations, not seen) (Book-of-the-Month Club selection)"
Ackroyd's biography of William Blake represents an achievement of composite method fully in the poet's own spirit—it's a work so sensitive to its subject, it seems to have conjured him from the beyond. Read full book review >

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THREE DARK CROWNS by Kendare Blake
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"Gorgeous and bloody, tender and violent, elegant, precise, and passionate; above all, completely addicting. (Fantasy. 14 & up)"
The opener to a pitch-black epic fantasy series horrifically upends the bonds of sisterhood. Read full book review >

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ONE DARK THRONE  by Kendare Blake
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"Achingly gorgeous and gruesomely fascinating. (Fantasy. 14-adult)"
Three sisters intensify their deadly struggle for the crown in the second of a horror-tinged fantasy series. Read full book review >

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UNGODLY by Kendare Blake
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"Nevertheless, it's an above-average addition to the updated-mythology genre and a satisfying conclusion for the series' fans. (Paranormal adventure. 12-18)"
The Goddess War trilogy concludes. Read full book review >

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MORTAL GODS by Kendare Blake
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"The series still intrigues, but it needs tightening. (Paranormal suspense. 14-18)"
This second installment of the Goddess War series continues the modern-day battles originally fought centuries ago, pitting god against god even as all of the Olympians appear to be dying. Read full book review >

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ANTIGODDESS by Kendare Blake
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"This edgy first installment maneuvers forces into position; readers will want to stay tuned. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
This new series from one of the best up-and-coming horror/suspense writers around (Girl of Nightmares, 2012, etc.) updates Greek mythology but offers far more than a Percy Jackson retread. Read full book review >

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YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"Pulse-pounding thrills leavened with laughter. (Paranormal thriller. 12 & up)"
A satisfying conclusion to ghostly Anna's terrifying story comes with more heart-thumping suspense and clever quips as Cas tries to save her from an undeserved, dreadful fate. Read full book review >

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ANNA DRESSED IN BLOOD by Kendare Blake
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Abundantly original, marvelously inventive and enormous fun, this can stand alongside the best horror fiction out there. We demand sequels. (Paranormal adventure. 12 & up)"
Life can get tough for a boy who kills ghosts. Read full book review >

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BLACK DIAMOND & BLAKE by Deborah Blumenthal
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 10, 2009

"Hyman's lovely pastels provide a 1950s feel, which seems at odds with the modernity of the rehab programs. (author's note) (Picture book. 5-8)"
Black Diamond, a fictional champion racehorse, goes to a prison equine rehabilitation center after a career-ending injury, in this tale inspired by real-life prison programs. Read full book review >

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MY SNAKE BLAKE by Randy Siegel
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 19, 2012

"Clever, laugh-out-loud fun. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Blake the snake just might be the most spectacular pet of all time. Read full book review >

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A STAR FOR MRS. BLAKE by April Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 14, 2014

"While the line-by-line writing is engaging, this take on historic events is made shallow by broad brush strokes and lots of heartstring pulling."
During the early 1930s, the U.S. government arranged for grieving "Gold Star Mothers" to visit the French burial sites of their sons killed during World War I. This historical fiction by mystery author Smith (White Shotgun, 2011, etc.) concerns a woman named Cora Blake and her travel companions. Read full book review >

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THE ADVENTURES OF JOHN BLAKE by Philip Pullman
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: May 30, 2017

"A richly imagined high-octane thriller. (Science fiction/adventure. 13-adult)"
Purloined technology, time travelers, ghost ships, and deception converge in this graphic page-turner. Read full book review >