Search Results: "Madeleine Roux"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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

Released: March 1, 2012

"While in the end there are some plotlines left untied in slice-of-life fashion, the bittersweet resolution of the main conflict is deeply satisfying. (Fiction. 13 & up)"
A novel with alternating narrators takes an unusually interesting twist due to one of the character's habitual tendency toward self-delusion. Read full book review >

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TROUBLING A STAR by Madeleine L'Engle
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"L'Engle is a master. (Fiction. 12+)"
From Madeleine L'Engle, Newbery medalist and author of the beloved classic, A Wrinkle in Time, comes this sensitive, well-written story of a young girl who unwittingly becomes involved in high-risk political and ecological intrigue, set against the starkly beautiful background of Antarctica. Read full book review >

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THE ARM OF THE STARFISH by Madeleine L'Engle
Released: March 7, 1965

"The author wrote the prizewinning A Wrinkle in Time."
Taking sides (right vs. wrong) and teaming up provides both the suspense and the philosophical tug-of-war in this imaginative story of a 16 year old high school graduate who unwittingly becomes involved in international intrigue. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A WINTER'S LOVE by Madeleine L'Engle
Released: May 29, 1957

"The Rose Franken audience should be just about right."
..... intrudes on a marriage, during a rather disconsolate time when professor Courtney Bowen- having been cased out of his job-takes his wife Emily and his two daughters for a year in the Haute Savoie. Read full book review >

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A SWIFTLY TILTING PLANET by Madeleine L'Engle
FANTASY
Released: July 1, 1978

"Meg's role is even more passive and less engaging, as she alternates between wringing her hands in the family kitchen and stroking a strange dog on her attic bed while fretfully following Charles Wallace's adventures in her 'kything' mind."
L'Engle's irksomely superior Murry family reassembles here for Thanksgiving dinner, about ten years after Meg and Charles Wallace braved the Wrinkle in Time to rescue their scientist father from malevolent cosmic forces. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CERTAINTY by Madeleine Thien
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 21, 2007

"The elegant prose and carefully rendered plot are almost too understated to convey the operatic emotions."
In her first novel, Thien (stories: Simple Recipes, 2002) intertwines a straightforward, though bittersweet, contemporary romance between a doctor and a journalist with the more complicated relationships between the journalist's Malaysian father and the two women he loved. Read full book review >