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

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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EVERY LAST PROMISE by Kristin Halbrook
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 21, 2015

"A devastating, important examination of the far-reaching, insidious nature of rape culture. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A small-town girl is forced to choose between doing the right thing or fitting in after a night of unforgettable violence. Read full book review >

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LIONS OF LITTLE ROCK by Kristin Levine
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 5, 2012

"This engaging story, with its emphasis on the impact of friendship and on finding one's voice when it is most important to be heard, will no doubt appeal to a broad range of readers and inspire many interesting conversations. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
The remarkable story of the Little Rock Nine is familiar to many, but what happened next? In this quietly powerful page-turner, Levine focuses her attention on the events that unfolded in Little Rock the year after the integration of the city's public schools. Read full book review >

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THE SILVER GATE by Kristin Bailey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"Tender and magical. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Wynn is a sweet-natured 11-year-old with physical and mental challenges that have caused her to be labeled a changeling and hidden away with her mother in a lonely hut far from the serfs' village. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 2, 2006

"A standout in this season's deluge of war books, bringing a vital, often overlooked perspective on America's ongoing debates about Iraq."
An eye-opening account of war's reach into military homes. Read full book review >

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THE DIRTY LIFE by Kristin Kimball
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 12, 2010

"A hearty, chromatic account of a meaningful accomplishment in farming, 'that dirty concupiscent art.'"
A freelance writer moves from Manhattan to create an organic farm in upstate New York. Read full book review >

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HOW TO SLEEP WITH A MOVIE STAR by Kristin Harmel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 16, 2006

"Stale office politics, predictable crises and strangely priggish attitudes; if this book were a person, it would be nervously tucking hair behind its ear, wondering if the reader thinks it's showing too much skin."
Fashion magazine girl interviews hot actor guy, then the whole world thinks they slept together. Read full book review >