Search Results: "Lisa Ann Scott"


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SCHOOL OF CHARM by Lisa Ann Scott
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 18, 2014

"Poignant, inspiring debut novel of loss, belonging and being true to yourself. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
After her father's death, 11-year-old Brenda "Chip" Anderson feels lonely and alienated when she's transplanted from New York to Mt. Airy, N.C. Read full book review >

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ALL THAT GLITTERS by Lisa Ann Scott
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"Gentle, positive, and surprisingly introspective for the genre. (Fantasy. 7-10)"
A young pony learns about confidence and patience at the Enchanted Pony Academy. Read full book review >

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LISA CAREY
by Megan Labrise

The Stolen Child may be set on a fairy-filled Irish island, but it is “Magical realism of the best kind, utterly devoid of whimsy,” according to Kirkus’ starred review.

“My friends loved that quote, ‘utterly devoid of whimsy,’ ” says author Lisa Carey, who was recently abroad in Turkey, where we reached her by phone. “They said that ...


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PRIMED AND READY
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for Violet Grenade by Victoria Scott

Cover Story: Pretty Deadly
BFF Charm: Caution!
Swoonworthy Scale: 6
Talky Talk: Unreliable Narrator
Bonus Factor: Mysterious Loner Dude
Anti-Bonus Factor: Awful Grownups
Relationship Status: Friends?

Trigger Warning: Violet Grenade features scenes of attempted assault, abuse, and bullying, and touches on very dark themes of death and murder. Some situations might be ...


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LISA BUNKER
by Megan Labrise

Some of the best advice Lisa Bunker received for writing a book had nothing to do with writing a book.

“The best advice I ever got for naming a child was ‘use all the names you love,’ ” says Bunker, author of Felix Yz. “By the time the next kid comes along, you’ll love different names—don’t hold one for ...


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A MAP OF THE KNOWN WORLD by Lisa Ann Sandell
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2009

"The attractive cover will draw romance readers, who are in for a satisfying read if they can get past the first 50 pages. (Fiction. YA)"
Aspiring cartographer—and introvert—Cora has endured a lot of negative changes in the last four months. Read full book review >

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THE WEIGHT OF THE SKY by Lisa Ann Sandell
FICTION
Released: March 1, 2006

"Give this to teenage readers who are searching for perspective outside of themselves or as an alternative to the SAT grind. (Fiction. 12+)"
This lovely first-person narrative told in poetry introduces Sarah, a 16-year-old who feels misplaced in the American suburban community that she inhabits. Read full book review >

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SONG OF THE SPARROW by Lisa Ann Sandell
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: May 1, 2007

"Readers fond of tales about hunky, boyish men and the women who give their lives meaning may enjoy this reworking, but it's only empty calories next to Gerald Morris's far smarter and wittier takes. (Fiction. 12-15)"
In this Arthurian historical-romance, teenaged Elaine of Ascolat (best known as Tennyson's "Lady of Shalott") grows out of her accustomed role as war-camp mascot by saving Arthur's army from a Saxon ambush at Badon Hill, turning the hostile Gwynivere into a friend and finally getting over her own infatuation with Lancelot—hooking up with Tristan instead. Read full book review >

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BEST BOOKS OF 2016: PATRICIA BELL-SCOTT
by Maya Payne Smart

In The Firebrand and the First Lady, scholar Patricia Bell-Scott illuminates the unlikely friendship between two historic American women. Radical civil and women’s rights activist Pauli Murray and first lady Eleanor Roosevelt corresponded for years and swayed one another’s social justice aims and strategies. Their views never converged, but Bell-Scott makes a compelling case that they grew with and toward ...


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FOR VALENTINE’S WEEK, A HAPPY READING SIGH
by Bobbi Dumas

Hi friends!

I’ve been waiting to read Lisa Kleypas’ Devil in Spring since I heard it was coming. Combining her current Ravenel series with the Wallflowers is a stroke of brilliance—and since one of my all-time favorite romance couples is Sebastian and Evie – and this one matches their son Gabriel with the quirky entrepreneur Pandora Ravenel – I simply ...


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POINT OF DREAMS by Melissa Scott
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"If replete with rather fussy detail, the scenario's unusually well developed and intricately plotted: a solidly engrossing entry in this tolerably persuasive series."
Another in the authors' series of gumshoe fantasies (Point of Hopes, 1995) set in a Renaissance world where both magic and astrology work. Read full book review >

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POINT OF HOPES by Melissa Scott
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 1, 1995

"Still, readers in no particular hurry will find plenty to divert them."
Scott and Barnett's (previous collaboration, the paperback The Armor of Light, 1987) medieval fantasy world has two suns; magic works here, as does astrology. Read full book review >