Search Results: "Meagan Spooner"


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LARK ASCENDING by Meagan Spooner
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"That said, this is a mighty strong finish to the trilogy, and there is plenty to keep readers turning the pages. (Dystopian adventure. 14 & up)"
Fans of the Skylark trilogy will welcome the third and final installment of the series. Read full book review >

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SHADOWLARK by Meagan Spooner
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"This is a book for fans only. New readers need not apply. (Dystopian adventure. 14 & up)"
It's par for the course in Book 2 of the Skylark trilogy. Read full book review >

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THIS SHATTERED WORLD by Amie Kaufman
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 23, 2014

"The cringe-worthy romantic setup chafes, but on the plus side, this soft science fiction offers intense, nongratuitous bloodshed, corporate conspiracy and intriguing explorations of culpability. (Science fiction. 13 & up)"
It's not exactly a meet-cute. Read full book review >

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SKYLARK by Meagan Spooner
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"At the end, though, it doesn't stand out from the throng of like dystopias. Only for those who will read nothing else. (Dystopian adventure. 14 & up)"
Another debut, another dystopia. Read full book review >

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HUNTED by Meagan Spooner
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 14, 2017

"An elegant, classic, and vivid fairy tale. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
A rich, Russian-influenced retelling of "Beauty and the Beast." Read full book review >

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WEIRD GIRL AND WHAT'S HIS NAME by Meagan Brothers
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"Carefully and subtly imagined. (Fiction. 14-18)"
In a small town in North Carolina, a close friendship between two eccentric high schoolers breaks apart, leaving a rift. Read full book review >

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DANIEL’S WALK by Michael Spooner
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"He emerges a stronger young man from all he has lived through, but the journey is fraught with the perils of deep thinking and the temptations of literary symbolism. (Historical fiction. 12+)"
In 1844, a Voice in the night whispers to Daniel LeBlanc that his father needs help so he leaves his home in Caldwell, Missouri, and joins a wagon train heading for the Oregon Trail. Read full book review >

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IN THE DARK by Meagan McKinney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 1998

"Way over the top and unintentionally amusing—which may be the only reasons to read it."
Another silly tale from McKinney (Gentle From the Night, 1997, etc.),again about how love can save you from the dark side. Read full book review >

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A MAN TO SLAY DRAGONS by Meagan McKinney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"A mish-mash of settings, characters you've met before, a motivationless killer—and a quick, fun, silly pleasure to read."
Historical-romancer McKinney (Fair is the Rose, 1993) sets her first contemporary story—flimsy and fast-paced—in the crime- obsessed present. Read full book review >

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STILL OF THE NIGHT by Meagan McKinney
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Romantic-suspense veteran McKinney (In the Dark, 1998, etc.) ladles on the romance but forgets the suspense, producing patchwork intrigue whose ending is never in doubt."

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FICTION
Released: June 2, 2009

"But the format—like Lauren Myracle's Internet Girls trilogy, the story is told entirely via instant messages, chat-room conversations and blog entries—might entice reluctant readers. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Mozart in cyberspace. Read full book review >

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LAST CHILD by Michael Spooner
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"A fine historical novel bringing an important chapter in American history to life for young readers. (timeline, notes on American history, bibliography, glossary, personal note) (Fiction. 11+)"
In the midst of wars and rumors of wars, pestilence and fire, young Rosalie must grow up quickly. Read full book review >