Search Results: "Michael Carroll"


BOOK REVIEW

ADVENTURE
Released: July 1, 2008

"Straight out of the comic-book genre, this is a fun and involving story that promises to have a bang-up third installment—can't wait! (Science fiction. 9 & up)"
A new generation of superheroes is back in this second installment of a promising trilogy (The Awakening, 2007). Read full book review >

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THE ASCENSION by Michael Carroll
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 30, 2011

"One of those rare sequels that exceed the first. (Adventure. 10-14)"
Carroll heads back to the world he created for Super Human (2010) for a second adventure in teen-superhero territory. Read full book review >

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Released: June 1, 2012

"Readers beguiled with the Super Human trilogy can plunge immediately into the Quantum Prophecy trilogy, to which this has been a prequel. They will be glad they don't have to wait. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
The third in the Super Human series continues to deliver a high-octane blend of concept and action. Read full book review >

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QUANTUM PROPHECY by Michael Carroll
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 2007

"A coming-of-age story with a delightful twist. (Science fiction. 10-14)"
Imagine a world where superheroes and supervillains really existed, and everyone knew it. Read full book review >

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SUPER HUMAN by Michael Carroll
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2010

"Decently executed superhero fare, but it doesn't rise up, up and away. (Action. YA)"
When the adults mysteriously fall sick, it's up to telekinetic Roz Dalton and her motley collection of burgeoning teen superheroes to defend the world against the machinations of the Helotry, a shadowy organization dedicated to returning the deadly Fifth King, an ancient superhuman that fought for the Assyrians against Egypt 5,000 years ago, to power. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"Hole-y astronomy! (timeline, glossary, author's note, bibliography, image credits, index) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Oh, my stars! As the cover proclaims, a black hole may not be an actual hole, but readers will be glad they fell into this book. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"An energetic, animated alternative to Seymour Simon's more matter-of-fact Universe (2000). (Nonfiction. 6-8)"
A mix of astronomical photos and splashy, spread-filling painted star fields illustrate this double-stranded account of the universe's likely origin. Read full book review >

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THROUGH THE WOODS by Emily Carroll
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: July 15, 2014

"A sure winner for any reader with a yen to become permanently terrified. Brilliant. (Graphic horror. 13-18)"
A print and Web comics artist offers five creep-out chillers (four new) with folk-tale motifs and thoroughly disquieting art. Read full book review >

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THE DARK QUEEN by Susan Carroll
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2005

"Stock characters and predictable situations, not worth revisiting in the promised sequel involving younger sister Gabrielle."
Carroll's latest romance (The Bride Finder, 1998, etc.) fulfills the generic rules in pedestrian fashion, swinging back to a time of witchery in France on the eve of the St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre. Read full book review >

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BLACK SWAN RISING by Lee Carroll
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"Clever and assured, with an authentic NYC setting. What it lacks is a few jagged edges."
Urban fantasy from a pseudonymous New York City resident couple, of whom the distaff side is mystery novelist Carol Goodman—no connection with Lee Carroll the "channeling" author of the Kryon and Indigo Children books. Read full book review >

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SLUM SONG by Dan Carroll
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 6, 2013

"A laudable depiction of life within civil unrest and a proficient setup for the trilogy's conclusion."
In this sequel, wedded bliss for an engaged couple on San Cristobal may be wrecked by a revolutionary group with aspirations of taking over the island. Read full book review >

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THE WATCHTOWER by Lee Carroll
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"Seemingly interminable, with a decent sonnet or two thrown in."
The second entry in Carroll's urban fantasy trilogy begun with Black Swan Rising (2010). Read full book review >