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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 15, 1995

"A brief but intriguing look at a time when history was a branch of literature rather than a scientific discipline, and an essential perspective for classicists who rely on these works to reconstruct the ancient world. (10 illustrations, not seen)"
Revisiting ground covered in his Ancient Historians (1970), prolific and celebrated classical historian Grant (The Antonines, 1994, etc.) turns his attention to several of his greatest ancient counterparts. 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 >

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RETRIBUTION by Michael Grant
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Don't read here for plausibility; Grant has the all the technical details right, but they go with a by-the-numbers plot as relentless as an elevator with every button pushed."
Kill George Elgin's kid with an experimental drug and the morally numb Vietnam vet stops at nothing to exact his revenge. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SAINT PETER by Michael Grant
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"A mostly derivative work in which the author's insights are limited by a naive positivism. (Book-of-the-Month Club/Quality Paperback Book Club alternate selections; History Book Club main selection)"
A prolific classical historian attempts to uncover the ``historical'' Peter from evidence in the New Testament. 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

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"Without novel insights, but still a fine outline of the history and achievements of these ancient civilizations."
Here, Grant (The Visible Past, 1990; The Classical Greeks, 1989, etc.) offers a survey of the military, political, and cultural achievements of ancient Greece and Rome. 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 >