Search Results: "Melissa Landers"


BOOK REVIEW

INVADED by Melissa Landers
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"The last few pages set up the inevitable sequel; if it is as entertaining as this tale, it can't come soon enough. (Science fiction. 12-18)"
Romance takes a back seat to suspense in this sequel to Alienated (2014).Read full book review >

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ALIENATED by Melissa Landers
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"It's still rather fun in an after-school-special sort of way, but hardly an essential purchase or read. (Science fiction. 12-18)"
A charming if lightweight science-fiction romance bogs down when it attempts to convey moral lessons. Read full book review >

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STARFLIGHT by Melissa Landers
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"The less-imaginative end of outer-space adventure romance. (Science fiction/romance. 12-16)"
A penniless girl and a wealthy boy, enemies, are stuck together on an outer-space journey. Read full book review >

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COSWELL’S GUIDE TO TAMBRALINGA by Scott Landers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2004

"Ambitious and provocative."
The ghosts of Somerset Maugham and Graham Greene hover over this bracingly chilly debut, about a couple of contemporary American tourists in a fictional yet uncomfortably familiar Asian island nation. Read full book review >

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THE VIOLATORS by Gunnard Landers
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 1991

"Recommended audience: ecologists looking to get outraged all over again."
Fish and Wildlife undercover agent Reed Erickson (The Deer Killers, 1990) is off to Yellowstone to nab whoever's been killing eagles and selling headdresses made from their plumage to wealthy collectors. 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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MELISSA FEBOS
by Megan Labrise

Among the epigraphs of Melissa Febos’s sophomore memoir, Abandon Me, is a quotation by English psychoanalyst D.W. Winnicott: “It is a joy to be hidden and a disaster not to be found.”

“I feel like I’ve been waiting my whole life to use that epigraph,” says Febos, who considered it for her critically acclaimed debut, Whip Smart ...


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BOOK REVIEW

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 >