Search Results: "Lydia Kang"


BOOK REVIEW

CATALYST by Lydia Kang
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 24, 2015

"Kang wraps up her duology neatly and satisfyingly, but the intrigue lingers—which is also satisfying. (Dystopian suspense. 12-18)"
In a dystopian future, a breed of genetically altered humans struggles for freedom and survival. Read full book review >

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THE NOVEMBER GIRL by Lydia Kang
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"An emotional and dramatic tale of an otherworldly relationship."
A teenage runaway and a mysterious girl, the sole winter inhabitants of a lake island, share their painful histories and forge a connection in this YA paranormal romance. Read full book review >

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WEIRD SCIENCE
by Mandy Wan

 

BOOK REPORT for Control (Control Book 1) by Lydia Kang

 

Cover Story: Jesse Pinkman
BFF Charm: Stuart Smalley
Swoonworthy Scale: 7
Talky Talk: Tech Talk with a Dash of Science Keener
Bonus Factors: Morlocks, Mysterious Loner Mutant, Lab Work
Relationship Status: Whirlwind Romance

Cover Story: Jesse Pinkman

Y’ALL. Y’all. Mere words alone cannot describe the greatness ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE CAT BARKED? by Lydia Monks
Released: April 1, 1999

"Readers will be firmly converted to the superiority of the cat's life, and pleasingly distracted by the high-wattage collage artwork. (Picture book. 3-7)"
This candy-colored tribute to cats starts with a particular cat bemoaning, in verse, its lot compared to a dog's life. Read full book review >

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THE BODIES OF THE ANCIENTS by Lydia Millet
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"Memorably unusual but haphazard; the series peaked with its opener, The Fires Beneath the Sea (2011). (Fantasy. 9-13)"
Children, adults, and myriad creatures fight the final battle in a war over climate change. Read full book review >

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I CAN HEAR YOU WHISPER by Lydia Denworth
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 17, 2014

"All parents will recognize the moments of both terror and pride that mark the journey; parents of deaf children will garner both information and insights."
A science journalist and mother of a child born with a congenital deformity of the inner ear brings both perspectives to bear on this account of her journey into the science of hearing and the world of the deaf. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A CAT OF ONE'S OWN by Lydia Adamson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"But fans will treasure this installment for the scene in which the disappointingly bland killer apologizes to the lead cat. (Mystery Book Club Selection)"
How much is a cat worth? Read full book review >

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THE MIDNIGHT COOL by Lydia Peelle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"Peelle isn't subtle with these message moments, but she's a natural storyteller with a fine sense of town life and characters and of a time when maybe irony couldn't tarnish words like 'duty.'"
In this colorful down-home drama, two young drifters stop for a time in Tennessee of a century ago, where they trade in mules and learn of local secrets amid the small-town ferment of the U.S. entering World War I. Read full book review >

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SWEET LAMB OF HEAVEN by Lydia Millet
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 3, 2016

"A top-notch tale of domestic paranoia that owes a debt to spooky psychological page-turners like Rosemary's Baby yet is driven by Millet's particular offbeat thinking."
A mother tries to reconcile the voices in her head and an extortionist estranged husband in a peculiar, stirring thriller. Read full book review >

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OH PURE AND RADIANT HEART by Lydia Millet
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 16, 2005

"Whatever it takes to put the genie back in the bottle, in other words. Lively, provocative fiction, graced by good writing and a refreshingly offbeat worldview."
Enrico Fermi died in 1954. Leo Szilard died in 1964. Robert Oppenheimer died in 1967. Didn't they? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE END OF THE STORY by Lydia Davis
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"For all the good and clever writing, the story remains a neat idea without much emotional wattage."
This first novel from prize-winning short-story writer Davis (Break It Down, 1986) wryly turns a failed love affair into a therapeutic literary experiment. Read full book review >