Search Results: "M. Pierce"


BOOK REVIEW

NIGHT OWL by M. Pierce
ROMANCE
Released: July 1, 2014

"Erotically charged, but the characters are immature and annoying."
A secretive author meets a young woman online, leading to an affair that turns destructive. Read full book review >

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AS SHE RIDES BY by David M. Pierce
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 16, 1996

"A hilariously good time is had by all the characters, though readers are left to fend pretty much for themselves."
Survivors of V. (Vic) Daniel's two previous hardcover exploits (Write Me a Letter, 1993, etc.) already know whether they want to continue their relationship with the relentlessly jokey stringbean. Read full book review >

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ANGELS IN HEAVEN by David M. Pierce
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"Wispy plotting, but the offbeat humor, nutty characters, and (mostly haplesnEWSLUGsPSV. Daniel may find you hunting up the trio of previous Vic paperbacks."
An amusing hardcover introduction to six-foot-seven San Fernando Valley p.i. Read full book review >

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WRITE ME A LETTER by David M. Pierce
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"Not as amusing or original as Angels, and the relentlessly peppy tone and wisecracks will lose readers fast."
Determinedly offbeat second hardcover adventure (Angels in Heaven, 1992) for geekishly tall San Fernanado Valley p.i. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STREET MAGIC by Tamora Pierce
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"A must for Pierce's many fans, and a solid choice for those interested in a different take on gangs, faraway lands, or just good imaginative fantasy. (Fiction. 9-14)"
Pierce (Magic Steps, 2000, etc.) continues to individually develop her quartet of adolescent mages. Read full book review >

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HOPE MILLS by Constance Pierce
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1997

"It's hard not to think of Gibbons's suggestive, economic style and her subtle feminism when slogging through Pierce's relatively artless complaints against small-town life in another era."
A first novel by storywriter Pierce (When Things Get Back to Normal, 1987) travels the same Carolinian terrain as the much more elegant work of Kaye Gibbons; thematically, it bears a lot in common with Robert Clark's novel, In the Deep Midwinter (1996), which also culminates in an illegal abortion during the Eisenhower years. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DID YOU KNOW THAT I LOVE YOU? by Christa Pierce
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 23, 2014

"An overlong greeting card. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Debut author/illustrator Pierce matches a litany of loving expressions to illustrations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FANTASY
Released: Feb. 22, 2011

"A mixed bag with many ardent, needful tales of girls discovering inner resources. (Short stories/fantasy. 12-16)"
In this collection, Pierce's fantasy worlds teem with a wide variety of heroines: math prodigies, shepherds and martial artists, primarily girls of color, mostly fighting sexism. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TRICKSTER’S QUEEN by Tamora Pierce
FANTASY
Released: Sept. 28, 2004

"Thrilling fun, despite its flaws. (Fantasy. 12-16)"
A mix of best and worst in this exciting but oddly paced conclusion to the Trickster duet. Read full book review >

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WILD MAGIC by Tamora Pierce
Released: Oct. 30, 1992

"No doubt to be continued since, at the end, Daine is left with a baby dragon to raise. (Fiction. 10+)"
Daine (13)—father unknown, mother killed by bandits—has "wild magic'': an empathy with animals so deep that, until she meets the wizard Numair, she's in danger of turning animal herself. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Massacre at Sirte by Pierce Kelley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 15, 2016

"An affecting dramatization of the horrors perpetrated by terrorism."
A book offers a fictionalization of the grisly execution of Coptic Christians by Islamic State group terrorists in Libya. Read full book review >