Search Results: "Michael Thomas Ford"


BOOK REVIEW

JANE GOES BATTY by Michael Thomas Ford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Less Pride and Prejudice than True Blood—not that there's anything wrong with that—and a witty demonstration of how beautifully the dilemmas of being Jane Austen and a vampire can comport with the tropes of chick lit. You'll thirst for the conclusion of the trilogy."
A rollicking second installment in the adventures of Jane Austen, vampire. Read full book review >

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Lily by Michael Thomas Ford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"In this moving and magical literary journey, a heroine grapples with a terrifying power."
A young girl gains the ability to see the death of anyone she touches in this debut "modern(ish)" fairy tale. Read full book review >

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Z by Michael Thomas Ford
FICTION
Released: Sept. 7, 2010

"For a quick escape, this is a sure-fire way to burn time. (Horror. 12 & up)"
Fifteen years after the zombie plague destroyed families and threatened the world, the ravenous creatures are once again confined to the video-game realm. Read full book review >

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HEALTH
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Extensive resources; glossary; index. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
A highly informative entry in the ``Open Door'' series, covering material neglected elsewhere—e.g., some women's indicators of disease that aren't included in the CDC definition of AIDS; how to make a dental dam; how to clean a syringe; different types of AIDS tests. Read full book review >

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THE VOICES OF AIDS by Michael Thomas Ford
HEALTH
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Ford's book, despite the subject, is uplifting because of the energy and commitment the interviewees bring to the fight against the disease. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
In this hard-hitting but wholly compassionate book, Ford (One Hundred Questions & Answers About AIDS, 1992) interviews people personally affected by the AIDS crisis. Read full book review >

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JANE VOWS VENGEANCE by Michael Thomas Ford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 28, 2012

"Fans will doubtless come running. But the dutiful cook's tour of stately buildings and the joyless whodunit conventions combine to make this the most earthbound installment of the trilogy, even though it keeps jumping the shark."
In the final installment of Ford's trilogy (Jane Goes Batty, 2011, etc.), Jane Austen, vampire, prepares to wed her swain, architectural restorer Walter Fletcher, but complications keep arising. And arising. Read full book review >

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JANE BITES BACK by Michael Thomas Ford
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 5, 2010

Armed only with her vampire powers, 192-year-old Jane Austen hits the publicity trail to promote what fond readers think is her first novel. Read full book review >

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SUICIDE NOTES by Michael Thomas Ford
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Unlike James Lecesne's Absolute Brightness (2008), this sometimes melodramatic story is redeemed by creative back stories and touching relationships. (Fiction. YA)"
Awakening in a psychiatric ward with gauze on his stitched-up wrists, 15-year-old Jeff tries to convince both his doctors and his parents that the cuts were just a bored teenage mistake. Read full book review >

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BIRTH OF A WARRIOR by Michael Ford
ADVENTURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2008

"A good series for teaching some authentic history as well as for exciting young readers. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
This first sequel in Ford's series set in ancient Sparta rockets into the beginnings of the Greco-Persian wars with its hero, young Lysander, a half-Helot, half-Spartan boy rescued from slavery, now training to become a warrior. Read full book review >

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THE LAST KING by Michael Curtis Ford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 15, 2004

"Solid fun: a good, old-fashioned adventure tale with plenty of action and no narrative frills."
Continuing his fictional stroll through classical history, Ford (Gods and Legions, 2002, etc.) provides a swashbuckling account of the exploits of Mithradates the Great, King of Pontus and scourge of ancient Rome. Read full book review >

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THE TEN THOUSAND by Michael Curtis Ford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2001

"Ford brings an interesting, fictively personal outlook to one of the classics. Inspired and highly informed, The Ten Thousand may lead many readers back to the original."
Xenophon's Anabasis provides the model for this epic first novel of Greek mercenaries stranded in the heart of the Persian empire during the late fifth century b.c. Read full book review >

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THE POISONED HOUSE by Michael Ford
FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"In all, scary, compelling and atmospheric enough for a satisfying chill. (Ghost story. 12 & up)"
A scullery maid, a great house, whispered evil and a ghost populate this first-person tale of mid-19th-century London. Read full book review >