Search Results: "Mary E. Kingsley"


BOOK REVIEW

ANGEL by Mary E. Kingsley
Released: Nov. 15, 2011

"A winsome debut certain to garner a readership well beyond the YA genre."
Kingsley's debut, a bildungsroman with humor, mystery and magical realism. Read full book review >

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THIS ISN'T YOUR TYPICAL KISSING BOOK
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for The Kiss of Deception (The Remnant Chronicles #1) by Mary E. Pearson

Cover Story: The Ring

BFF Charm: Heck Yes

Swoonworthy Scale: 6

Talky Talk: Postapocalyptic Medieval

Bonus Factors: Surprise Twists, Prophecies

Anti-Bonus Factor: Series Starter

Relationship Status: Researching Reception Venues

 

Cover Story: The Ring

Although this cover is likely supposed to elicit feelings of epic ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE KISS OF DECEPTION by Mary E. Pearson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 15, 2014

"Slightly uneven but rich and exciting throughout. (map) (Fantasy. 14-17)"
There are two sides to every story—unless there are three. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2002

"This will be a useful volume for library collections on Ireland, immigration, cities, hunger, and the 19th century. (Web sites, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
In the summer and fall of 1845, a plant fungus hit Ireland. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 1, 1996

"Lyons (Letters From a Slave Girl, 1992, etc.) uses Minnie's own words for the few chapters that chart her life, all illustrated with full-color reproductions of the artwork. (afterword, notes, index) (Biography. 8-12)"
A vivid portrait of an African-American artist whose work remains controversial but who demonstrated courage and perseverance in the face of enormous obstacles. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SPEAK RIGHT ON by Mary E. Neighbour
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 11, 2006

"Unfailingly sympathetic to her subject, consistently generous to the white characters she creates, Neighbour is more popular hagiographer than literary novelist."
Lincoln told Harriet Beecher Stowe that she started the Civil War, but Dred Scott, subject of this debut historical novel, has the stronger claim. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION
Released: Jan. 9, 2007

"However, they do demonstrate a satisfying growth in Joseph's grammar and spelling and his awareness of the world he's growing into, and offer a good resource for students learning about slavery and racism through the eyes of one fictional character. (Fiction. 12+)"
After the success of her Letters from a Slave Girl: The Story of Harriet Jacobs, Lyons here imagines the story of Jacobs's son, Joseph, born, perhaps, in 1830, and journeying from North Carolina to New York City and New Bedford, Mass., and from there to a whaling ship and the gold mines of California. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FOX INHERITANCE by Mary E. Pearson
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 30, 2011

"Though action scenes are occasionally predictable or over too soon, the book's timely and haunting questions will leave thoughtful readers with much to ponder. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
In a thought-provoking, atmospheric follow-up to The Adoration of Jenna Fox (2008), Pearson again contemplates bioengineering and the nature of humanity. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"The expertly edited interviews create a glowing portrait of the hard-working, outspoken woman who died in 1988 at the age of 101; the narrative flows, a conversation with the artist about her life that also offers insights into the folk-art style. (b&w photos, bibliography) (Biography. 8-12)"
Lyons (Catching the Fire, 1997, etc.) introduces an extraordinary woman in Clementine Hunter, through careful collages of interviews that present the artist's story in her own words. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AMERICANS IN SPACE by Mary E. Mitchell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Get out the tissues, but plan on reading this impressive, stirring novel straight through."
Mitchell (Starting Out Sideways, 2007) arrestingly depicts a family consumed by grief. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HEART OF BETRAYAL by Mary E. Pearson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 7, 2015

"Despite flaws, solid and absorbing high fantasy, with a sudden breathless hook to the next installment. (Fantasy. 14-17)"
Held captive in an enemy land, a princess ricochets among an assassin, a prince, and a barbaric ruler. Read full book review >

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FOX FOREVER by Mary E. Pearson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 19, 2013

"The mind-bending Adoration of Jenna Fox (2008) can easily stand alone, but this is a crucial, memorable conclusion for readers who have moved on to Inheritance. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
Picking up directly after The Fox Inheritance (2011), this colorful, high-stakes finale is a speedy thriller through the streets, neighborhoods and deserted subway tunnels of future Boston. Read full book review >