Search Results: "Kristin Cashore"


BOOK REVIEW

FIRE by Kristin Cashore
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Fresh, hopeful, tragic and glorious. (Fantasy. YA)"
A jewel-toned companion to Graceling (2008) inverts the trope of the exotic, gifted, irresistible fantasy heroine. Read full book review >

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JANE, UNLIMITED by Kristin Cashore
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"Not for everyone, but adventurous readers will find it charming, thought-provoking, and utterly sui generis. (Fiction. 14-adult)"
A seemingly innocuous choice leads to wildly divergent potential futures in a genre-busting departure for a lauded fantasy author (Bitterblue, 2012, etc.). Read full book review >

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Released: May 1, 2012

"Devastating and heartbreaking, this will be a disappointment for readers looking for a conventional happy ending. But those willing to take the risk will—like Bitterblue—achieve something even more precious: a hopeful beginning. (Fantasy. 14 & up)"
Building on the plots and themes of the award-winning Graceling (2008) and its companion Fire (2009), this rich and poignant fantasy grapples with the messy aftermath of destroying an evil overlord. Read full book review >

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GRACELING by Kristin Cashore
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Grace-full, in every sense. (Fantasy. 14 & up)"
An assured fantasy debut grapples with questions of identity, authenticity and autonomy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BERJI KRISTIN by Latife Tekin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"An accomplished debut."
Evocations of contemporary urban life on the margins—in a first US publication from Turkish novelist Tekin. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"Somewhat nebulous in focus, this is nonetheless an affecting examination of issues beyond the scope of Lardner's original articles. (Author tour)"
A painful account of a murder, told by a hard-boiled journalist who is also the victim's father. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMAL BEAUTY by Kristin Roskifte
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"It rarely comes amiss to give superficiality a poke in the eye, but this is an awfully sharp stick. (Picture book. 5-9) "
Denizens of the zoo become slaves to fashion, with predictably unfortunate results. Read full book review >

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CATALYST by Kristin Smith
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 21, 2016

"Conceptually interesting but too heavily reliant on convenience to succeed. (Thriller. 13-17)"
Investigating her recently deceased father's secret identity leads 17-year-old white, redheaded Sienna into the criminal underworld, a network of rebels, and uncharted romantic territory. Read full book review >

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SHADOW OF THE WAR MACHINE by Kristin Bailey
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"Clever machines, well-drawn relationships of varying constellations, literal death traps and world-threatening intrigue, headlined by an aspirational heroine, make this a winner. (Steampunk. 12 & up)"
The high-stakes conclusion of Meg's quest to become an Amusementist and find her missing grandfather. Read full book review >

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ABC.DC by Kristin Harris
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Though some of it may sail over the audience's heads, this shot at early art appreciation is certainly worth the chance. (iPad alphabet app. 4-8)"
Choice reproductions of artwork from the National Gallery of Art are matched with letters and words for some amusing, very simple interplay with readers. Read full book review >

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NOBODY BUT US by Kristin Halbrook
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 29, 2013

"Random violence and mistaken passion find a bleak end. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Desperate to escape her violent father, 15-year-old Zoe agrees to run away with her 18-year-old boyfriend, Will. Read full book review >