Search Results: "Marcus Sedgwick"


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THE GHOSTS OF HEAVEN by Marcus Sedgwick
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"Haunting. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Similar to Sedgwick's Printz Award-winning Midwinterblood (2013), four stories relate in elusive ways. Read full book review >

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SHE IS NOT INVISIBLE by Marcus Sedgwick
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 22, 2014

"It's no coincidence that Sedgwick has crafted yet another gripping tale of wonder. (Thriller. 13 & up)"
A thriller that challenges readers' understanding of the universe. Read full book review >

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YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"Haunting, sophisticated and ultimately exquisite. (author's note) (Fantasy. 13 & up)"
The Time Traveler's Wife meets Lost in this chilling exploration of love and memory. Read full book review >

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A LOVE LIKE BLOOD by Marcus Sedgwick
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"In this macabre psychological thriller, Sedgwick offers atmospheric settings and a relentless, chilling plot that gives a whole new meaning to the idea of 'blood feud.'"
In Sedgwick's first adult fiction, Charles Jackson, a young World War II soldier, happens upon a horrific crime—a perverted ritual?—that haunts him for decades. Read full book review >

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THE DARK HORSE by Marcus Sedgwick
ADVENTURE
Released: Feb. 11, 2003

"Using short, strong words appropriate to the Nordic setting, Sedgwick (Witch Hill, not reviewed, etc.) crafts an effective tale that, despite the unconvincing transformation of Mouse, will draw readers in and keep them entranced. (Fiction. 10-14)"
In spare, powerful prose, set in northern Atlantic lands, Sedgwick tells a coming-of-age story steeped in mystery and danger. Read full book review >

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THE BOOK OF DEAD DAYS by Marcus Sedgwick
FANTASY
Released: Oct. 12, 2004

"Much is left untold in this fascinatingly brooding tale, but Boy discovers in a final burst of warmth that Willow will be with him whatever his future holds. (author's note) (Fantasy. YA)"
In an 18th-century European city that's grand but decaying, a desperate and mysterious quest occurs during the year's "Dead Days." Read full book review >

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MISTER MEMORY by Marcus Sedgwick
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 7, 2017

"Marvelously imagined and sure to appeal to readers who enjoy an intelligent thriller."
Young-adult novelist Sedgwick (A Love Like Blood, 2015) returns to Paris in his second book for adults, this time to La Belle Epoque, weaving murder and memory into an intense thriller. Read full book review >

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THE DARK FLIGHT DOWN by Marcus Sedgwick
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 27, 2005

"Sedgwick doesn't answer all questions, but Boy and Willow's noble choice and tender relationship stretch forward into a tentative, simple future, making the end supremely satisfying. (prologue, epilogue) (Fantasy. YA)"
Boy and Willow are immediately separated as this moving sequel to The Book of Dead Days (2004) begins. Read full book review >

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WHITE CROW by Marcus Sedgwick
FICTION
Released: July 5, 2011

"Wickedly macabre and absolutely terrifying. (Horror. 14 & up)"
Two girls are brought together more from ennui than anything else in this riveting tale that brings the murderous history of a disintegrating coastal town into the present. Read full book review >

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MY SWORDHAND IS SINGING by Marcus Sedgwick
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Oct. 9, 2007

"Underlying tenderness, overt chills. (author's note) (Fantasy. YA)"
Effective gothic horror with a mystical touch. Read full book review >

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REVOLVER by Marcus Sedgwick
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 2010

"A chilling, atmospheric story that will haunt readers with its descriptions of a desolate terrain and Sig's difficult decisions. (author's note) (Thriller. YA)"
"Even the dead tell stories," begins Sedgwick's slim yet taut and complex thriller about a family barely surviving in 1910 along the Swedish-Finnish border, 100 miles north of the Arctic Circle. Read full book review >

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THE FORESHADOWING by Marcus Sedgwick
ADVENTURE
Released: May 9, 2006

"Brilliant. (Fiction. YA)"
Long before WWI changes the world of privilege she inhabits, Sasha's family tries to deny her ability to see death coming. Read full book review >