Search Results: "Melissa Keil"


BOOK REVIEW

LIFE IN OUTER SPACE by Melissa Keil
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"Much like a John Hughes movie, this is a humorous, heartfelt and angst-y romance with the potential to break the gender barrier. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Sam Kinnison may claim an address in Melbourne, Australia, but from the moment Camilla Carter walks into first-period English, he might as well live in outer space. Read full book review >

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THE INCREDIBLE ADVENTURES OF CINNAMON GIRL by Melissa Keil
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2016

"An amusing and perceptive take on post-adolescent life changes—with a twist. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Changes are imminent for a small-town girl who's faced with the end of high school—and, perhaps, the world. Read full book review >

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BABY PENGUINS LOVE THEIR MAMA by Melissa Guion
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 2, 2014

"A sweet, if uneven, penguin picture book. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Mama Penguin loves her babies, but keeping up with all of their activities has her plain worn out. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 31, 2011

"This clever marriage of information and illustration soars high. (bibliography of adult sources, quote sources, acknowledgements, period photo) (Picture book/biography. 4-8)"
This bright, brimming picture biography commemorates Tony Sarg, a brilliant, self-taught artist whose innovative helium balloons delighted legions of Macy's parade watchers from 1928 on. Read full book review >

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THE GIRL AT MIDNIGHT by Melissa Grey
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 28, 2015

"The well-built world, vivid characters, and perfect blend of action and amour should have readers eagerly seeking the sequel. (Fantasy. 14 & up)"
Seventeen-year-old Echo is an odd bird, but she soars in this urban fantasy. Read full book review >

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MADE FOR YOU by Melissa Marr
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"This riveting whodunit delivers a bouquet of teen romance, paranormal and thriller. (Paranormal thriller/romance. 15-20)"
In a small backwater town where social standing is everything, 17-year-old Eva discovers being the favorite can be terrifying. Read full book review >

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SHARDS AND ASHES by Melissa Marr
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 19, 2013

"Perhaps most appealing as a sampler for genre neophytes. (Post-apocalyptic/short stories. 13 & up)"
An eclectic assortment of terrible futures. Read full book review >

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THE DARLINGS IN LOVE by Melissa Kantor
Released: Jan. 10, 2012

"While the girls may struggle with the complexities of life and love, readers will be confident that this resilient trio will prevail. (Fiction. 13 & up)"
"The Darlings"—Jane, Natalya and Victoria—return in this tumultuous tale of first love (The Darlings Are Forever, 2011). Read full book review >

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THE GEOMANCER'S COMPASS by Melissa Hardy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"Notable for originality but limited by forced writing and shallow characters. (Science fiction. 11-14)"
Chinese-Canadian cousins must lay to rest the hungry ghost of an improperly buried ancestor in this debut for teens set in the very near future. Read full book review >

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DARKEST MERCY by Melissa Marr
FANTASY
Released: Feb. 22, 2011

"For fans only. (Paranormal romance. 12 & up)"
As the evil faery Bananach prepares to wage war, the Summer and Winter courts search for allies. Read full book review >