Search Results: "M.A. Marr"


BOOK REVIEW

ODIN'S RAVENS by K.L. Armstrong
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 13, 2014

"A Hel of a good read. (Fantasy. 8-14)"
In the second installment of Blackwell Pages, 13-year-old Matt Thorsen and his friends Laurie and Fen, descendants of Norse gods, race to prevent the apocalypse. Read full book review >

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LOKI'S WOLVES by K.L. Armstrong
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 7, 2013

"Norse mythology brought to life with engaging contemporary characters and future volumes that promise explosive action; ideal for Percy Jackson fans who want to branch out. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
The apocalypse is coming, and only the gods can stop it. One problem—the gods are dead. Read full book review >

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THE WARRIOR PRINCESS OF PENNYROYAL ACADEMY by M.A. Larson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 22, 2017

"Engaging (if familiar) premise and settings, strong casting, and classic overall arc—all spoiled by an irremediably dismal finish. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
Sudden assaults by hungry giants and an army of witches prompt a final desperate quest to save the vocational school for knightly knights and battle princesses. Read full book review >

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THE YEAR OF PAST THINGS by M.A. Harper
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"Harper might have had better luck by sticking to the real travails of blended family life. Her spooks often amount to simple silliness—and her menfolks' relentless macho posturing often makes one yearn for divine intervention."
In her third outing, southern writer Harper (The Worst Day of My Life, So Far, 2001, etc.) attempts an old-fashioned ghost story set in modern-day New Orleans. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ARRIVALS by Melissa Marr
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 2, 2013

"Marr creates an absorbing world that draws in readers, but the ending feels rushed and tacked onto what is otherwise an engrossing tale."
In this novel, Marr's alternative universe is the Wastelands, a place inhabitants believe is probably somewhere between life and death, where the forces of good are rapidly losing their struggle against the forces of evil. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROSARITO BEACH by M.A. Lawson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 31, 2013

"A few interesting details pull this thriller just barely above the pack."
For sexy Drug Enforcement Administration agent Kay Hamilton, arresting the drug kingpin was nothing compared to making sure he stays in custody long enough to face justice. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LIFERS by M.A. Griffin
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"An ambitious misfire. (Science fiction. 12-16)"
A British teen investigates a local disappearance. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 30, 2001

"Sentimental but not overly so: a story of real grace and power."
Harper (For the Love of Robert E. Lee, 1992) unfolds a modern-day domestic nightmare in this account of a mother's slow submersion beneath the murky waters of Alzheimer's. Read full book review >