Search Results: "Michael Grant"


BOOK REVIEW

MESSENGER OF FEAR by Michael Grant
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 23, 2014

"An unusual and intriguing puzzle of a book. (Paranormal suspense. 14 & up)"
Sixteen-year-old Mara thinks she might be dead when she wakes up in a mist and finds herself with a strange boy dressed in black and displaying frightening supernatural powers. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1994

"A highly readable and superbly researched biography of a man whose achievements transformed the decaying Roman Empire and had a lasting impact on Europe. (History Book Club main selection)"
An eminent classical historian (Founders of the Western World, 1991, etc.) skillfully records the turbulent life of the first Christian Roman emperor and founder of Constantinople, Constantine the Great (c. 272337). Read full book review >

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THE TATTOOED HEART by Michael Grant
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"An absorbing morality tale of guilt and redemption. (Paranormal suspense. 14-18)"
This sequel to Messenger of Fear (2014) continues the story of Mara, who atones for her own evil acts by entering the service of a supernatural entity bound to punish other evildoers.Read full book review >

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PLAGUE by Michael Grant
ADVENTURE
Released: April 5, 2011

"Utterly missable. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
Readers who have stuck with the Gone novels up to now will perhaps find enough in this fourth installment to satisfy them on the road to the conclusion that's likely another 1,000 pages away. Read full book review >

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BZRK APOCALYPSE by Michael Grant
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"Like reading an action movie. (Science fiction. 14 & up)"
In this trilogy finale, the BZRK "death or madness" catchphrase has never been more applicable. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE KEY by Michael Grant
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 21, 2012

"Action, adventure, fantasy, humor and a glimpse of a potential budding romance are all here, making this a great end-of-summer read. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
As in the previous titles (The Call, 2010, and The Trap, 2011), this third installment in the Magnificent 12 series speeds forward with the help of over-the-top action sequences and rapid, clever dialogue. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LIGHT by Michael Grant
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 2, 2013

"A bloody, action-packed reward for the series' loyal fans. (Science fiction. 14 & up)"
With the world outside the FAYZ in sight and stakes rising, characters take drastic actions for survival and redemption. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1994

"Europe to come."
The distinguished, prolific classical historian (Constantine the Great, p. 681, etc.) here critically examines the reigns of the Roman Empire's three Antonine emperors (a.d. 138192). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GONE by Michael Grant
ADVENTURE
Released: July 1, 2008

"Grant attempts to deal with too much, from autism to bulimia to divided families, and the thin writing is unable to sustain the weight of those issues. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
Teens survive in a shifted world. Read full book review >

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THE TRAP by Michael Grant
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 23, 2011

"That said, Grant's talent for quick dialogue and vivid descriptions still shines and will have fans eager for book three. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
This series continues as unlikely hero Mack, accompanied by bully-turned-bodyguard Stefan and spunky Jarrah, try to find the remaining 10 members of the Magnificent 12. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHIRLWIND by Michael Grant Jaffe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 11, 2004

"Much like Preston Sturges's Hail the Conquering Hero for the new century."
Not to be confused with the current spy thriller by R. Joseph Garber (p. 647). This Whirlwind from Jaffe (Skateaway, 1999, etc.) really is about meteorology, not spies. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EVE & ADAM by Michael Grant
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"An auspicious, thought-provoking series opener. (Science fiction/romance. 12 & up)"
The husband-wife team behind the Animorphs series returns with the first installment of an entertaining saga that pits smart teens against high-tech evildoers and bionic skullduggery. Read full book review >