Search Results: "Marissa Meyer"


BOOK REVIEW

MEYER by Stephen Dixon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"An anemic mishmash—for loyal fans only."
The prolific postmodernist (Phone Rings, 2005, etc.) profiles a writer trawling for material among family memories and fantasies. Read full book review >

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FAIREST by Marissa Meyer
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"Fans should just wait for Winter, coming in fall 2015. (Science fiction/fairy tale. 13 & up)"
Meyer takes a short break between books in the Lunar Chronicles to explore the back story of evil Queen Levana. Read full book review >

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SCARLET by Marissa Meyer
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"Readers who can ignore the flaws will find the book goes down easy, and they will be happy to wait in line for the third installment. (Science fiction/fairy tale. 12 & up)"
Meyer returns with the second installment of the Lunar Chronicles for a futuristic spin on "Little Red Riding Hood." Read full book review >

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CINDER by Marissa Meyer
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 3, 2012

"Despite the simplistic and incongruous-feeling telepathic-enslaver theme, readers will return for the next installment in this sharp, futuristic 'Cinderella' tale. (Science fiction/fairy tale. 12-15)"
Although it packs in more genres than comfortably fit, this series opener and debut offers a high coolness factor by rewriting Cinderella as a kickass mechanic in a plague-ridden future. Read full book review >

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MRS. MEYER THE BIRD by Wolf Erlbruch
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 1997

"Splendid. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This book is very nearly a piece of art, both in the tender, offbeat story and in the illustrations. Mrs. Meyer is a worrier and not just about the small stuff. Read full book review >

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GÖTZ AND MEYER by David Albahari
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 5, 2005

"Decades later, the Holocaust continues to enslave and inspire the European literary imagination—seldom more memorably than in Albahari's brilliantly disturbing novel."
What Hannah Arendt called "the banality of evil" is evoked with intensity in the prizewinning Serbian-born author's previously untranslated 1998 novel. Read full book review >

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MARISSA MAYER AND THE FIGHT TO SAVE YAHOO! by Nicholas Carlson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"A well-researched, up-to-date story about a fight to define one famous company's future."
The inside story of the cult of personality that surrounds the leadership of Silicon Valley's technology behemoths. Read full book review >

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HANNAH’S JOURNAL by Marissa Moss
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"The subject of Jewish persecution and emigration is seldom treated on so young a level, but the youthful tone of the narrator presents exactly the right balance of fear and hope. (Fiction. 7-9)"
In her third fictional diary, Moss tells the story of ten-year-old Hannah, a spunky and self-confident girl in a Lithuanian shtetl in 1901. Read full book review >

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AFTER-SCHOOL MONSTER by Marissa Moss
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 16, 1991

"A useful extension of a frequent bedtime theme, illustrated with appropriate assertiveness and humor. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When Luisa gets home, there's a monster waiting—huge, toothy, and spouting rhymed threats (``I'm going to crunch, to munch, to eat you for my lunch!''). Read full book review >

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BLOOD DIARIES by Marissa Moss
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 21, 2014

"Crisis averted, at the end, Edgar is left looking ahead with fresh confidence to seventh grade. Happily, a planned sequel will allow readers to follow him there. (recipe for 'Chocolate Blood Pudding') (Light fantasy. 10-12)"
With understandable difficulty, a sixth-grader with a mighty secret tries to earn acceptance from both his human schoolmates and his undead family. Read full book review >