Search Results: "Marianne Curley"


BOOK REVIEW

BROKEN by Marianne Curley
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"A Bella-like protagonist, bland heroes and a Bond villain make for an unremarkable contribution to the growing legion of trite teen paranormal tales. (Paranormal romance. 12-18)"
Three love interests battle for a teen angel's hand in this sequel to Hidden (2013).Read full book review >

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HIDDEN by Marianne Curley
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 25, 2013

"Another tempestuous supernatural romance for fans of Twilight-fare, but readers looking for an original or coherent story will have to seek elsewhere. (Paranormal romance. 12 & up)"
Angels bring bad tidings in this teen paranormal pastiche. Read full book review >

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THE NAMED by Marianne Curley
FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Anguished heartbreak and suppressed longing are bound to continue to spice up the history-hopping sword-and-sorcery, making the sequels an ongoing guilty pleasure. (Fantasy. 12+)"
Swashbuckling time-travel plus soap-opera relationships make for a page-turning start to a promised trilogy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DARK by Marianne Curley
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Pure soap-opera fluff with only the lightest sprinkling of the fantastic; but fans will eat it up with a spoon. (Fantasy. YA)"
Another helping of time-travel fantasy, heavy on the melodrama, in a sequel to The Named (2002). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BUS RIDE by Marianne Dubuc
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2015

"Good for imagination and travel, this merry bus ride has glimmers of 'Little Red Riding Hood' but is entirely itself. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Clara (named only on the book jacket) narrates her own story of the first time she goes to Grandma's house on the bus by herself. Read full book review >

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OH, THE THINGS MY MOM WILL DO... by Marianne Richmond
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"Eschewing the usual saccharine odes to motherhood, this title should lead to laughter and some recognition for all the crazy things moms do out of love. (Picture book. 4-6)"
It is said that mothers will do anything for their children. In this humorous slip of a tale, readers see just how far moms often go. Read full book review >

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A CUP OF HEMLOCK by Clyde Curley
MYSTERY THRILLER

"A worthy, suspenseful crime novel set in the world of education."
The clues are few and the suspects are many in this whodunit by Curley (Raggedy Man, 2012). Read full book review >

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LUCY THE GOOD by Marianne Musgrove
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 28, 2010

"Lucy's Dutch-Australian family is thoroughly modern (Dad's in charge of the cleaning) and provides loving, if exasperated, support for Lucy. (Dutch glossary, recipe, anger-management writing prompt) (Fiction. 7-10)"
Lucy is her own worst enemy. Read full book review >

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GHOST WALK by Marianne Macdonald
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 11, 1998

"Carefully plotted, with plenty of tense moments; a warmly likable heroine; a fresh, unfancy narrative style, and, for lovers of antiquities, some extra cachet."
A second adventure for London's Dido Hoare, divorced mother of three-year-old Ben; daughter of testy, ailing Barnabas; and owner of an antiquarian bookstore, with living quarters above (Death's Autograph, 1997). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ME & MY MOM by Marianne Hauser
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 4, 1993

"With the scorpion sting of some direct, merciless, fairly awful truths about aging moms and raging daughters."
From the 82-year-old author of such avant exercises as The Talking Room (1976) and the witty The Memoir of the Late Mr. Ashley (1986): a story that concerns the tensions of love, hate, fear, and guilt in the deadly round of approach, hurt, and withdrawal—a round with no exit—in the relationship between an aging mother and her married daughter. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 31, 1993

Perhaps it's only to be expected that the love story of John Marsh and Margaret Mitchell should be—at least as described here- -as romantic as the colossus it produced. Read full book review >