Search Results: "Marissa Meyer"


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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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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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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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BOMBS OVER LONDON by Marissa Moss
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Lively writing and a smattering of line drawings make for an enjoyable adventure that will entice readers to go along with Mira. (author's note, bibliography) (Fantasy. 10-14)"
In the latest installment in the Mira's Diary time-travel series, Mira pursues her missing mother, Serena, to 1917 London. Read full book review >

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AMELIA'S MIDDLE-SCHOOL GRADUATION YEARBOOK by Marissa Moss
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 20, 2015

"A hint at the end leaves room for this series to evolve into high school; Amelia may be a bit long in the tooth, but devoted fans will follow. (Graphic fiction. 8-12)"
In this newest, 20th-anniversary offering of the Amelia's Notebook series, Amelia graduates middle school and reminisces about all she has learned along the way. Read full book review >

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LOST IN PARIS by Marissa Moss
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"A surprise ending will leave readers anticipating Mira's next mission as she follows her mother through time and history. (bibliography) (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Her mother's mysterious absence, a perplexing postcard and a unique family ability sends Mira on a race through time. Read full book review >

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MAX DISASTER #1 by Marissa Moss
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2009

In these retooled versions of Max's Logbook (2003) and Max's Mystical Logbook (2004), Moss discards the graph-paper backgrounds, expands the role of a small green pencil-topper that is (at least in the young narrator's mind) a visitor from space with telepathic powers and remixes lightly revised text and art. Read full book review >

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GALEN by Marissa Moss
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"For readers not yet up to Carol Lawrence's Roman Mystery series, this makes an equally agreeable combination of story and history. (glossary) (Fiction. 8-10)"
The author of the "Young American Voices" series takes readers considerably further into the past for a slave's-eye view of life in Emperor Augustus's household. Read full book review >

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AMELIA'S NOTEBOOK by Marissa Moss
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 6, 1995

"This is a carefully coordinated story that only seems like haphazard scribbling. (Picture book. 7+)"
Amelia is a bit smug and precocious, but then so are some of our favorite nine-year-olds. Read full book review >

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KNICK KNACK PADDYWACK by Marissa Moss
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1992

"A unique counting book; entertaining sf for the youngest; and just nifty good fun. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This old man is not what you expect, though his antics in Moss's creative adaptation are as ebullient as in the traditional version. Read full book review >

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AMELIA WRITES AGAIN by Marissa Moss
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Aug. 12, 1996

"Though that particular section reflects some childlike wisdom, much of the notebook is corny. (Picture book. 7+)"
Amelia is back, as precocious as ever. Read full book review >