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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KISSING THE BEEHIVE by Jonathan Carroll
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 8, 1998

"With this terrifically entertaining tale, he has improved the quality of the water."
A gripping and often quite amusing literary thriller from the expatriate American author of After Silence (1996), and several other exercises in often very imaginative comic surrealism. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Well-done popular history that will delight older fans while providing a solid introduction to newer students of the game. (One hundred b&w photos—not seen)"
An informal retrospective on pro football in the 1960's, skillfully blending facts, figures, and historical analysis with a fan's joyful nostalgia. Read full book review >

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BATHING THE LION by Jonathan Carroll
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 21, 2014

"Though short, the novel is not a breezy read; it's a quiet, character-driven musing on the value of life and death that lovers of magical realism should embrace but that readers wishing for a more cohesive story will find frustrating."
Five people share a miraculously detailed and disturbing dream in Carroll's latest speculative fiction (The Woman Who Married a Cloud, 2012, etc.). Their experience sparks a need to understand their roles in a cosmic drama played out over eons.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 >