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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AFTER SILENCE by Jonathan Carroll
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 20, 1993

"Still, honest Lily's best pages run deep— and this is Carroll's most readable ever."
Carroll joins the mainstream with a romantic suspense novel quite unlike his usual slippery surrealism (Outside the Dog Museum, 1991; A Child Across the Sky, 1990, etc.) and delivers what is pretty much a winner. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 7, 2010

"Not for the scientifically disinclined, but determined readers will come away with a rewarding grasp of a complex subject."
A revealing look into the fourth and thorniest dimension. Read full book review >

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BIG BLUES by Paul Carroll
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 22, 1993

"Perceptive perspectives on computer errors of convulsive magnitude."
A savvy newsman's tellingly detailed report on the ruinous decline of IBM. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 9, 2011

"Another winner from a skillful writer and thinker of the first rank."
A sound, deeply felt study of Jerusalem as the "cockpit of violence" for the three Abrahamic religions. Read full book review >