Search Results: "Laura Powell"


BOOK REVIEW

WITCH FIRE by Laura Powell
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 4, 2013

"Smart, suspenseful and delicious. (Urban fantasy. 14 & up)"
In this largely successful sequel to Burn Mark, Lucas and Glory, trained in the use of their considerable fae powers to fight witchcrime, pose as students to investigate Wildings, an elite Swiss boarding school believed to have terrorist ties. Read full book review >

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THE MASTER OF MISRULE by Laura Powell
Released: June 12, 2012

"Thriller, magic, mystery, love and betrayal: in the cards and in these pages. (listing of tarot cards, author's note) (Urban fantasy. 13 & up)"
Creepy, tarot-infused magic and mayhem take center stage in part two of this unusual duology that began with The Game of Triumphs (2011). Read full book review >

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YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 19, 2012

"This smart, stylish series opener raises the bar for paranormal fiction, leaving readers impatient for the next installment. (author's note) (Urban fantasy. 12 & up)"
Crime noir meets paranormal romance in this addictive thriller about two London teens in whom the fae awakens, conferring abilities at once exhilarating and harshly stigmatized. Read full book review >

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THE GAME OF TRIUMPHS by Laura Powell
FANTASY
Released: Aug. 9, 2011

"Original and engrossing; readers will definitely want to play. (Urban fantasy. 12 & up)"
A stranger's plea for help draws an orphaned teen into a most unusual game, in which life and death are the least of the prizes. Read full book review >

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LAURA MCNEAL
by Poornima Apte

It was in 2002 when Laura McNeal was writing a magazine article about the evolution of home economics classes, that she walked up a stone staircase to a peculiar cottage called the Practice House in Fallbrook, California. “It had been built during the Depression because parents and teachers feared—incredibly—that high school girls weren’t learning the Home Arts,” McNeal recalls ...


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DEAN DUFFY by Randy Powell
FICTION
Released: April 1, 1995

"This simplicity might be just the ticket for some readers who have reached that pivotal point themselves, although other books, such as Julian Thompson's Herb Seasoning (1990) explore the topic more colorfully. (Fiction. 12+)"
Decision Time for Dean Duffy, high school baseball ex-star, now graduated. Read full book review >

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THE LOST SWORD by Huw Powell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"Light space opera to the nth degree; think J.J. Abrams' Firefly interpreted by Nick Jr. (Science fiction. 8-12)"
Jake Cutler: orphan, space pirate, king…galactic leader? Read full book review >

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MILLION DOLLAR MOVIE by Michael Powell
NON-FICTION
Released: April 5, 1995

"A book of charm and panache, this is a lovely legacy. (24 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
The second half of Powell's autobiography, like the first, shows the British filmmaker to be an exceptionally fine writer. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 14, 2016

"A succinct summation of all that has come before, much of which readers will already know before beginning the book."
A buffet of insights and oddities regarding "the psychology of music." Read full book review >

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YOU & ME by Padgett Powell
Released: July 31, 2012

"An irreverent, goofball, witty and surprisingly compelling experiment."
Two Southern men riff, rant and trade non sequiturs in the latest literary stunt from Powell (Creative Writing/U. of Florida). Read full book review >

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TERRORISTS AT THE TABLE by Jonathan Powell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 30, 2015

"Powell's urgent, reasoned, and impassioned argument for negotiation has the potential to contribute significantly to public debate."
A road map for the fraught, fragile road to possible peace with terrorist organizations. Read full book review >