Search Results: "Matthew Berry"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 16, 2013

"Berry gave it the old college try, but the ultimate fantasy sports book has yet to be written—then again, it's possible that such an entity is a pipe dream."
Fantasy sports: more fun to play than to read about. Read full book review >

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OH MY GODDESS
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for Freya by Matthew Laurence

Cover Story: Photo Op
BFF Charm: Natalie Imbruglia
Swoonworthy Scale: 3
Talky Talk: Modern Theology
Bonus Factor: Gods and Goddesses (+ Diversity)
Factor: Open-Ended
Relationship Status: Agnostic

Cover Story: Photo Op

Although the wings on this cover are more colorful than the DeLand Wings, everything about the image reminds me of the photos I’ve ...


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BOOK REVIEW

OTHERMOON by Nina Berry
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"More substantial and satisfying than it looks. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)"
Readers who've been desperate to learn what happens next to teen shape-shifter Desdemona Grey and her band of Otherkin (2012) will find plenty to enjoy in the action-packed sequel. Read full book review >

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ALL THE TRUTH THAT'S IN ME by Julie Berry
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 26, 2013

"A tale of uncommon elegance, power and originality. (Historical thriller. 12 & up)"
Eighteen-year-old Judith Finch gradually reveals the horror of her two-year disappearance in a stunning historical murder mystery and romance. Read full book review >

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THE EMPEROR'S OSTRICH by Julie Berry
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 18, 2017

"Readers looking for easy laughs will find them here. (Fantasy. 8-13)"
What do you do with an emperor who has "the heart of a rotten onion and the spine of a soup noodle"? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 5, 2007

"A riveting account of the bluegrass bluebloods who embodied Lincoln's prewar notion of a 'house divided' more than he ever expected."
A compelling collective biography of the Kentucky in-laws of Abraham Lincoln. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1996

"But his insight into the mind of young players, combined with his considerable interviewing skills and charm, will draw in the more casual tennis fan as well."
A former ranked junior player, Berry (Tough Draw: The Path to Tennis Glory, 1992) again brings his expertise to bear on the pro tennis circuit. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEATH AND THE CROSSED WIRES by Linda Berry
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 18, 2009

"Droll dialogue from Hen and Trudy (Death and the Family Tree, 2007, etc.) and a rather sweet rendering of small-town life. Still, the motive is a bit shaky, and a major clue is all but shouted from the rooftops early on."
Ungodliness erupts during a baptism. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

REDEMPTION SONG by Bertice Berry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"A mix indeed."
Inspirational speaker and standup comedian Berry (I'm on My Way but Your Foot Is on My Head: A Black Woman's Story of Getting over Life's Hurdles, not reviewed, etc.) debuts with this spiritual love story. Read full book review >

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COLORED SUGAR WATER by Venise Berry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 7, 2002

"To writing what doodling is to painting."
Continuing where she left off in All of Me (2000), Berry ignores the tenets of good storytelling and aims clearly for a single racial market. Read full book review >

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THE MANUAL OF DETECTION by Jedediah Berry
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 23, 2009

"Though its nonsense logic eventually lags behind its breakneck pace, Berry's debut is a boldly inventive deconstruction of Cartesian metaphysics, the criminal-justice system and the well-oiled detective story."
An unlikely sleuth anchors an unlikely investigation in Berry's fantastical melding of Kafka, Hitchcock and The Man Who Was Thursday. Read full book review >