Search Results: "Maryrose Wood"


BOOK REVIEW

THE POISON DIARIES:  NIGHTSHADE by Maryrose Wood
FICTION
Released: Oct. 25, 2011

"Promising Weed's continued pursuit (and, hopefully, reviving the intriguing issue of Mr. Luxton's poisoning), part three's sure to levy as much page-turning enthrallment as its predecessors. (Paranormal romance. 13 & up)"
Second of three, this fine paranormal gothic continues the tortured journeys of estranged teenage lovers Jessamine Luxton, a healer, and Weed, an orphan who communicates with plants. Read full book review >

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THE MYSTERIOUS HOWLING by Maryrose Wood
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 23, 2010

"It's the best beginning since The Bad Beginning (1999) and will leave readers howling for the next episode. (High melodrama. 10-12)"
Fresh from the Swanburne Academy for Poor Bright Females, 15-year-old Penelope Lumley reports to remote but palatial Ashton Place and discovers just why the advertisement for a governess indicated a strong preference for "Experience with Animals." Read full book review >

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MY LIFE by Maryrose Wood
FICTION
Released: March 11, 2008

Best friends Emily and Phil from Long Island looooooove the theatre and spend every cent they have on seeing Broadway shows, particularly Aurora, a "triple threat" of an imaginary musical that inspires the kind of historic mania that only musicals like Rent and Spring Awakening have been able to muster. Read full book review >

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THE UNSEEN GUEST by Maryrose Wood
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"Still howling good fun, though the series' big Reveal doesn't seem any closer than before. (Melodrama. 10-12)"
Resilient as ever, in the third installment of Wood's deliciously melodramatic Victorian mystery teenage governess Penelope Lumley takes on threats to her wolfish young charges that include a hustler after the Ashton fortune. Read full book review >

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THE POISON DIARIES by Maryrose Wood
FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"Absorbing, with room for a sequel. (Historical fantasy. YA)"
Jessamine, 16, tends house and garden for her stern apothecary father in isolated Northumberland. Read full book review >

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SEX KITTENS AND HORN DOGS FALL IN LOVE by Maryrose Wood
FICTION
Released: Jan. 24, 2006

"Although the title belies something steamier, this is a tame offering for younger teens who enjoy Meg Cabot's and Sue Limb's books and are looking for pure entertainment. (Fiction. YA)"
Fourteen-year-old Felicia, a student of the Manhattan Free Children's School (aka the Pound), devises a clever science project to work on with her crush, Matthew, in an effort to get closer to him. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 23, 2006

"A bit much for some readers, but certain to please the legions of woodworking aficionados."
A fact-filled celebration of wood in human history. Read full book review >

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THE HIDDEN GALLERY by Maryrose Wood
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 22, 2011

"Includes frequent full-page line drawings, not seen. (Melodrama. 10-12)"
The plot thickens but is still far from crystallizing in this madcap sequel to The Mysterious Howling (2010). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GRANT WOOD by R. Tripp Evans
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 10, 2010

"An overly analytical biography, but one that goes a long way toward upending assumptions about Wood's work."
A portrait of painter Grant Wood (1891-1942) as a melancholy, closeted man. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 12, 2009

"A perfectly paced, beautifully crafted and moving end to a memorable fantasy. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
In this finale to the Touchstone Trilogy, past and present magically converge when 12-year-old Midge completes the work begun by her great-great aunt Celandine decades before to rescue five ancient tribes of little people hiding from the human world in the woods of Mill Farm. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OLIVER'S WOOD by Sue Hendra
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 1996

"Gouache illustrations look much like linoleum prints—blocks of bright colors, mainly blue and ocher— and the chubby animals, with their bulging white eyes, are undeniably friendly territory. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Oliver, an owl, stays up past his bedtime at the end of one night and sees something he has never seen before—the sun. Read full book review >

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WILD WOOD by Posie Graeme-Evans
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 3, 2015

"More gripping entertainment from a seasoned professional."
Revisiting the interconnected-mysteries-separated-by-centuries setup that worked so well in The Island House (2012, etc.), Graeme-Evans sends an Australian adoptee searching for her birth mother to a castle on the England-Scotland border.Read full book review >