Search Results: "Madeleine Roux"


BOOK REVIEW

ASYLUM by Madeleine Roux
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 27, 2013

"Fans of 'found footage' horror will enjoy this familiar but visually creepy take on the haunted-institution setting. (Suspense. 14-18)"
Roux's first teen novel uses horror staples—spooky corridors, tight-lipped townspeople and convenient coincidences—to predictable but page-turning effect. Read full book review >

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SANCTUM by Madeleine Roux
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"Fans of Asylum will want to read this, but they shouldn't expect a logical continuation of the first book. (Fiction. 14-18)"
The eerie atmosphere of Asylum (2013) has a hard time making itself felt in this sequel. Read full book review >

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ALLISON HEWITT IS TRAPPED by Madeleine Roux
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"A treat for lovers of groaners and roamers with neither enough gore nor pathos to keep casual readers engaged."
A fierce young bookseller blogs the zombie apocalypse in this debut novel from Wisconsin resident Roux. Read full book review >

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HOUSE OF FURIES by Madeleine Roux
Released: May 30, 2017

"Atmospheric, moody, and great fun. (Horror. 13-adult)"
A runaway works at a boardinghouse for the damned in late-Georgian-period England. Read full book review >

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NEW BOOKS I'M WATCHING FOR IN MAY 2017
by Leila Roy

Last week, I covered a few of the May YA romances I’m excited about—and last month, I covered Riley Redgate’s Noteworthy—but there are even MORE May books that I’m looking forward to!

Here are thirteen of them:

It's Not Like It's a Secret, by Misa Sugiura

Lots of things change for sixteen-year-old Sana Kiyohara when her father ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE SAFARI SET  by Madeleine Rogers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Despite the occasionally ambiguous text, a good, strikingly illustrated conversation starter about animals, their habitats, and our part in protecting these environments. (Board book. 2-5)"
Come for a safari and explore five common animals of Africa's savanna: lion, giraffe, elephant, hippopotamus, and zebra. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOOKS by Madeleine George
FICTION
Released: June 12, 2008

"Luminous language places teens inside Meghan's and Aimee's struggling minds and bodies. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Even though Meghan is fat and Aimee is thin, they have a lot in common: Both use food to cauterize pain and both feel deeply wronged by the same girl. Read full book review >

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A CIRCLE OF QUIET by Madeleine L'Engle
Released: Feb. 8, 1971

"These are all immanent qualities to be cultivated particularly when so threatened in the world outside her circle of quiet, but serenity comes hard in this ambit of ever 'joyful' beatification."
My special place is a small brook in a green glade, a circle of quiet from which there is no visible sign of human beings." Read full book review >

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IN THESE GIRLS HOPE IS A MUSCLE by Madeleine Blais
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1995

"There might be an insightful book to be written on the subject of girls' basketball, but this isn't it. (First printing of 35,000; author tour)"
A close-up look at the championship season of a girls' high school basketball team that only the team's members and their families will find compelling. Read full book review >

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THE TENNIS PARTY by Madeleine Wickham
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1996

"Despite its contrivances, this featherweight comedy delivers a decided satisfaction: pleasingly humiliating comeuppances for all its odious characters."
A young English writer's debut assembles a nasty gang of upwardly mobile friends at a houseparty in the British countryside- -and lets them at one another's throats over tennis and cocktails. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LIVING A POLITICAL LIFE by Madeleine Kunin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 1994

"Compulsory reading for anyone, male or female, who has ever pondered the mysteries of political life. (16 pages of b&w photographs—not seen)"
The triumphs and challenges of the political arena shape an extraordinarily candid, often lyrical, memoir from former Vermont governor and current Deputy US Secretary of Education Kunin. Read full book review >

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CERTAIN WOMEN by Madeleine L'Engle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"A memorable work."
In her latest foray into adult fiction (after A Severed Wasp, 1983, etc.), veteran author L'Engle recounts—with characteristic lucidity and wisdom—the tale of a dying actor paying tribute to the eight wives and eleven children he has loved. Read full book review >