Search Results: "Mette Ivie Harrison"


BOOK REVIEW

THE BISHOP'S WIFE by Mette Ivie Harrison
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 30, 2014

"Harrison, herself a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is known for her children's fantasy books (The Rose Throne, 2013, etc.). This decidedly adult tale adds twists aplenty to an insider's look at a religion replete with its own mysteries."
A questioning Mormon woman becomes involved in two mysteries. Read full book review >

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FOR TIME AND ALL ETERNITIES  by Mette Ivie Harrison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"Linda might make a comforting companion for devout Mormon women struggling with their leadership and history. Other readers, though, are likely to find the prose ham-fisted and didactic, the mystery unsatisfying, and the solution downright offensive."
Mormon housewife Linda Wallheim grapples with her faith as she delves into underground polygamy in her third investigation (His Right Hand, 2015, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE ROSE THRONE by Mette Ivie Harrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 14, 2013

"It ends with one princess in exile and the other separated from her true love; whether there's a sequel to wrap up the dangling plotlines is unclear. Also unclear is whether readers will want it. (Fantasy. 11-15)"
A tale of two princesses and a fair amount of magic. Read full book review >

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TRIS AND IZZIE by Mette Ivie Harrison
FANTASY
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"More High School Musical than Wagnerian sturm und drang. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
Torn between two boys, 16-year-old Isolde also finds herself caught between a normal life and her recently rediscovered magical legacy in this modernization of Tristan and Isolde. Read full book review >

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MIRA, MIRROR by Mette Ivie Harrison
FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Groan. (Fantasy. 12+)"
A melodramatic take on the early and later life of Snow White's wicked Queen and her magic mirror. Read full book review >

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THE PRINCESS AND THE BEAR by Mette Ivie Harrison
ANIMALS
Released: April 28, 2009

"Not for every reader, but an absorbing tale for the right one. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
Although this follows directly from The Princess and the Hound (2007), both stories are complete in themselves and can be read independently. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE NIGHT DANCE by Mette Ivie Harrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2005

"Instead, see Vivian Vande Velde's Book of Mordred (July 2005) and Dia Calhoun's Phoenix Dance (October 2005). (Fantasy. 10-12)"
Weak writing ruins a nicely structured integration of Arthurian legend with a Grimm's fairy tale. Read full book review >

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HIS RIGHT HAND by Mette Ivie Harrison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"This second case for Linda (The Bishop's Wife, 2014, etc.) does a wonderful job of parting the curtain on many of the Mormon Church's mysteries."
A Mormon bishop's wife questions tenets of her faith and searches for clues to her own identity while hunting a murderer. Read full book review >

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THE PRINCESS AND THE HOUND by Mette Ivie Harrison
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: May 1, 2007

"Not for readers who want fast pacing or strong action, but still a well-told tale. (Fantasy. 12-14)"
Like a tale spun out over many winter evenings, this moves at a stately pace, and even its climax is measured. Read full book review >

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THE PRINCESS AND THE SNOWBIRD by Mette Ivie Harrison
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2010

"Each of these titles stands alone, but this one is less satisfying than the other two. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
Harrison's two earlier titles, The Princess and the Hound (2007) and The Princess and the Bear (2009), were beautifully restrained tales of the magical ties between humans and animals, the fear of magic and the power of the forest. Read full book review >

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RORY HARRISON
by Alex Heimbach

A boy and girl go on a road trip to California. They visit the World’s Largest Ball of Twine. They fall in love. The plot of Rory Harrison’s debut novel, Looking for Group, sounds typical enough; the book itself is anything but.

Dylan is 17 and just found out that he is not, in fact, going to die. After years ...


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BOOK REVIEW

FEMME by Mette Bach
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"The novel isn't a treatise about queer identities, so it doesn't offer an answer on what this complicated concept means. But it's a great introduction to how gender identity can be a segue for a love that, even in 2015, cannot speak its name. (Fiction. 14-17)"
So, is femme a sexual orientation or a gender presentation? Read full book review >