Search Results: "Malinda Lo"


BOOK REVIEW

A LINE IN THE DARK by Malinda Lo
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"Mesmerizing. (Thriller. 13-17)"
Queer romance, friendship rivalries, and ominous secrets twist together in Lo's latest enthralling tale. Read full book review >

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ADAPTATION by Malinda Lo
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"Despite the weaker second half, slot this on the shelf between Cory Doctorow's Little Brother and The X-Files. (Science fiction/thriller. 13 & up)"
Crashed planes, government coverups and smart teens unexpectedly mixed up in big things: science fiction for today's cynical readers indeed. Read full book review >

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ASH by Malinda Lo
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Beautiful language magically wrought; beautiful storytelling magically told. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
An unexpected reimagining of the Cinderella tale, exquisite and pristine, unfolding deliberately. Read full book review >

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INHERITANCE by Malinda Lo
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"Start with Book 1, and prepare for a lot of pages, but there's plenty to keep readers engaged. (Science fiction. 13 & up)"
The second part of Lo's science-fiction duology picks up right where the first volume (Adaptation, 2012) ended. Read full book review >

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HUNTRESS by Malinda Lo
ADVENTURE
Released: April 5, 2011

"The promise of sequels seems obvious—Ash's fans will hope they hew to the tightness of craft of the former, not this companion. (Fantasy. 14 & up)"
Set in the same universe as, although many centuries earlier than, Ash (2009), two 17-year-olds at the Academy of Sages find their destiny and each other. Read full book review >

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THE LO-DOWN by Lo Bosworth
NONFICTION
Released: Jan. 11, 2011

"Overall, the positive aspects of her message outweigh the sigh-worthy bits. (Relationship advice. YA)"
Bosworth—late of Laguna Beach and The Hills, two MTV series that showcased the lives and loves of Southern California's young and glamorous—is building a brand for herself: the sensible-yet-sexy older cousin. Read full book review >

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INSECT-LO-PEDIA by Matthew Reinhart
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Reinhart offers no back matter, either. (Nonfiction. 9-11)"
Plainly intent on cramming the heads of budding naturalists with insect facts while communicating his own enthusiasm for the critters, Reinhart sandwiches quick looks at 26 sorts, from bristletails and cockroaches to ants and butterflies, between general comments on their common characteristics, and their medical, gustatory, and ecological relationships with us. Read full book review >

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DEUS LO VOLT! by Evan S. Connell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2000

"Magnificent stuff. Readers who have already been captivated by Connell's departures from conventional fictional form will be eager to follow him down this curious and remarkable book's intricate, pristine, and illuminating path."
The Crusades of the late-11th through early13th centuries are the subjects of this brimming, though by no means sprawling, semidocumentary novel, Connell's first since The Alchemist's Journal (1991). Read full book review >

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LO-JACK AND THE PIRATES by William H. Hooks
ADVENTURE
Released: June 3, 1991

"Good fun, ably visualized in Tusa's energetic art. (Easy reader. 5-9)"
A ``Bank Street Ready-to-Read'' (Level 3) that combines the Amelia Bedelia variety of comic literal-mindedness and an adventure story with a satisfying final twist. Read full book review >