Search Results: "Lisa McMann"


BOOK REVIEW

THE TRAP DOOR by Lisa McMann
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"Anyone who opens the book looking for science fiction will find the elements that make those stories work, but when readers finish this novel, they may think about picking up a history book. (Science fiction. 8-12)"
Three novels into the series, the Infinity Ring pulls off a shocking twist. Read full book review >

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ISLAND OF LEGENDS by Lisa McMann
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"Given its numerous details, this fourth book will only be 'wanted' by the series' fan base. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
This middle volume in the Unwanteds series introduces a few more surprises among the never-ceasing rescues and battles. Read full book review >

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CRASH by Lisa McMann
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"McMann is on her way to becoming the next queen of supernatural thrillers. (Supernatural thriller. 14 & up)"
Seeing is believing…unless you're the only one with the vision. Read full book review >

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ISLAND OF FIRE by Lisa McMann
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"Projected to run through four more volumes, the storyline doesn't advance much here—but the quick pace, unresolved issues and Hogwarts-ian setting will keep the audience Wanting more. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
McMann builds her newly minted mage's self-confidence, firms up some emotional hookups and pitches her burgeoning cast into a series of rescues in this middle volume. Read full book review >

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ISLAND OF SILENCE by Lisa McMann
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"A cliffhanger ending with plenty of unsolved mysteries ensures the return of readers in the next installment. (Fantasy. 9-13)"
This Unwanteds (2011) sequel lacks the magic of the first book in more ways than one. Read full book review >

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CRYER'S CROSS by Lisa McMann
FANTASY
Released: Feb. 8, 2011

"The present-tense narration gives the story a sense of immediacy, and the budding romance between Kendall and sexy newcomer Jacián boosts its teen appeal. (Supernatural thriller. 14-18)"
High-school junior Kendall Fletcher begins to have real trouble with her obsessive-compulsive disorder after a freshman girl disappears without a trace from her tiny, rural town. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WAKE by Lisa McMann
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: March 4, 2008

"McMann lures teens in by piquing their interest in the mysteries of the unknown, and keeps them with quick-paced, gripping narration and supportive characters. (Fiction. YA)"
Dealing with an alcoholic single mother and endless hours of working at Heather Nursing Home to raise money for college, high-school senior Janie Hannagan doesn't need more problems. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FADE by Lisa McMann
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Feb. 10, 2009

"Fans will clamor for a third title. (Fiction. YA)"
On the heels of assisting the police in a cocaine bust in 2008's Wake, senior Janie Hannagan, a dream catcher—she is involuntarily pulled into other people's dreams—is now working directly for the local police, alongside her narc boyfriend, Cabel, in this tension-filled sequel. Read full book review >

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THE UNWANTEDS by Lisa McMann
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 30, 2011

"Blending elements from two popular genres, this is sure to be a double hit. (Dystopian fantasy. 10-14)"
The Hunger Games meets Harry Potter in this middle-grade departure from McMann's string of paranormal mysteries with romance for young adults. Read full book review >

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DEAD TO YOU by Lisa McMann
Released: Feb. 7, 2012

"An updated abduction novel for a generation that has never seen a missing child's face on a milk carton. (Suspense. 13 & up)"
Nine years have passed since Ethan Manuel de Wilde stepped into a stranger's car and disappeared. Now 16 and restored to his family, Ethan begins to settle down into this new life. Read full book review >

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GONE by Lisa McMann
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Feb. 9, 2010

"A fitting completion to this popular series. (Paranormal. YA)"
McMann continues her conversational-style narration, but her usual quick pacing turns slower as she wraps up the trilogy that began with Wake (2008) and Fade (2009). Read full book review >

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DRAGON CAPTIVES by Lisa McMann
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"An unfortunate revival. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Twelve-year-old twins Thisbe and Fifer's magical abilities are far greater than their brother Alex's. But in the 10 years since the great battle that cost him the use of his arm, Alex, leader of Artimé, has become fearful and overprotective. Read full book review >