Search Results: "Kirsten Tranter"


BOOK REVIEW

THE LEGACY by Kirsten Tranter
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 10, 2010

"A promising beginning to what will undoubtedly be a successful writing career."
Australian author Tranter makes her splendid debut with this novel about friendship, love, abuse and deceit. Read full book review >

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A COMMON LOSS by Kirsten Tranter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 27, 2012

"Tranter, whose writing is solid but occasionally verges into overly oblique territory, deftly explores a friendship that's past its prime."
Australian writer Tranter's sophomore effort (The Legacy, 2010) examines the complexities of friendship. Read full book review >

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COURTING FAVOUR by Nigel Tranter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"One sentence simply proceeds to the next, and event transpires to event, 'transpire' being a Tranter crutchword."
Dizzingly prolific Tranter (The Lion's Whelp, 1998, etc.) died last year, leaving a number of completed manuscripts to add to his nearly 90 published novels largely about Scotland. Read full book review >

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THE MARCHMAN by Nigel Tranter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"Braveheart'' of his time, offers a detailed, accessible take on life north of the border as armies and ideas clash, and monarchs and courtiers plot."
Scotland is barely saved from England's grasping Tudor monarchs as Tranter (The Riven Realm, 1985, etc.), a popular chronicler of Scottish history, tells the engaging story of John Maxwell, the young Warden of the Borderlands who routed the English, advised his monarch, and married for love. Read full book review >

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A PENGUIN ROLLING DOWN A HILL by Kevin Tranter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 11, 2016

"While this fantasy adventure tale would benefit from more characterization and tension, it still delivers a fun read."
A scrappy group attempts to overthrow an evil dream world ruler in this debut novel. Read full book review >

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WANDERLOVE by Kirsten Hubbard
Released: March 13, 2012

"A thoughtful and meandering travel narrative, this will find an audience among readers willing to take the time to get to know characters whose motives they might not always understand. (Fiction. 13 & up)"
A tale of self-discovery slowly unfolds in this novel about a talented artist who falls for her travel companion as she backpacks in Central America. Read full book review >

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THE LION'S WHELP by Nigel Tranter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1998

Another lively take on Scotland's turbulent history, by the wonderfully prolific Tranter (The Marchman, 1997, etc.). Read full book review >

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TRINKETS by Kirsten Smith
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 12, 2013

"Although the storyline is predictable from the start, a few slight twists, realistic encounters, romances all around and a just-right ending will make this a hit with fans of Sarah Dessen, Deb Caletti, Elizabeth Scott and other venerable chick-lit authors. (Chick lit. 14 & up)"
Collecting stolen loot leads to collecting friends. Read full book review >

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HOW TO LEAD A LIFE OF CRIME by Kirsten Miller
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 21, 2013

"An enigmatic page turner full of intrigue. (Adventure. 14 & up)"
A teen pickpocket attends a school for the criminally minded. Read full book review >

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THE DARKNESS DWELLERS by Kirsten Miller
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 22, 2013

"Here's hoping that this latest volume attracts droves of new devotees for some of the coolest girls in fiction. (Adventure. 12-16)"
Kiki Strike and the Irregulars are finally back, in their third (and seemingly final) adventure. Read full book review >

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THE ETERNAL ONES by Kirsten Miller
FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"But Miller is adept at humorous description (Haven's grandmother has 'the pinched nose and the perfect posture of a meerkat'), and her keen eye for detail and Haven's bold maneuvers keep the tale humming along. (Paranormal romance. 12 & up)"
Haven Moore can't wait to graduate and escape her small Tennessee hometown—and her repressive grandmother. Read full book review >

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THE EMPRESS’S TOMB by Kirsten Miller
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"These characters are sassy, spirited and smart, and their adventures will appeal to young readers cut from the same mold. (Fiction. 11-14)"
The return of Kiki Strike and the Irregulars has the girls tackling an intricate series of seemingly unconnected mysteries that would baffle average teens. Read full book review >