Search Results: "Michelle Black"


BOOK REVIEW

SOLOMON SPRING by Michelle Black
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Black (An Uncommon Enemy, not reviewed) serves up a Western in which a beautiful, anachronistic heroine rises above American sexism, imperialism, capitalism, and racism, all so that she and her true love can be together."
Once upon a time in the West, Eden Murdoch and Brad Randall met and fell in love. Read full book review >

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THE SECOND GLASS OF ABSINTHE by Michelle Black
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Kit and Bella are appealing, eccentric ingénues in an unappealingly politically correct tale from Black (Solomon Spring, 2002, etc.)."
How the West was drunk, framed, and turned fugitive. Read full book review >

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SÉANCE IN SEPIA by Michelle Black
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 21, 2011

"Historical novelist Black (The Second Glass of Absinthe, 2003, etc.) is awkward at dialogue but dandy at plotting. And three cheers for Victoria Woodhull, whose place in the feminist pantheon is richly deserved."
Real-life feminist Victoria Woodhull experiences the fictional consequences of free love. Read full book review >

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THERE'S A MONSTER IN OUR WOOD
by Sarah Pitre

BOOK REPORT for The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black

Cover Story: Not Too Shrubbery Shabby

BFF Charm: Yay!

Swoonworthy Scale: 7

Talky Talk: Straight Up With a Twist of Fae

Bonus Factors: Fairies, Joan of Arc, LGBTQ

Relationship Status: Enchanted


Cover Story: Not Too Shrubbery Shabby

As a person who still couldn't quite believe that she ...


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SHE WANTS REVENGE
by Mandy Wan

 

BOOK REPORT for Revenge and the Wild by Michelle Modesto

Cover Story: Picture to Burn
BFF Charm: Platinum Edition
Swoonworthy Scale:
 6
Talky Talk: Worlds Colliding
Bonus Factors:
 Cannibals, Prostheses
Relationship Status: Dating Outside of Comfort Zone—and Succeeding

 

Cover Story: Picture to Burn

The typeface is swanky, the tagline is all kinds of great, and the blood splatter ...


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MS. SHERLOCK HOLMES
by Laurie Muchnick

It’s funny how similar books come in clumps—one month there will be five novels with “girl” in the title, or everything will be coming up Paris. This early autumn sees three mysteries related to Sherlock Holmes (though, admittedly, almost every season sees mysteries related to Sherlock Holmes), all with a feminist spin. The House at Baker Street, by Michelle Birkby ...


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WILD THINGS
by Julie Danielson

Because children possess an inner wildness, children’s literature is full of wild creatures of all sorts and stripes. Two brand-new picture books on shelves, all about wildness, serve as the yin and yang of one another – one story about a tame creature finding wildness; another about a wild creature seeking security.

Michelle Cuevas’s Smoot: A Rebellious Shadow, illustrated by ...


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BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 20, 2007

"Bedside reading for Karl Rove wannabes preparing for 2008."
Why have recent US national elections been so close? It's the regions, stupid. Read full book review >

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VALIANT by Holly Black
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2005

"Val's story, while not the best of the genre, makes for a compelling, edgy read complete with faerie murders and shaven-headed heroines. (Fantasy. YA)"
Murdered mermaids, runaways addicted to magical drugs and trolls inhabit a New York City that draws heavily on the conventions of urban fantasy. Read full book review >

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THE POISON EATERS AND OTHER STORIES by Holly Black
FANTASY
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Sly humor, vivid characters, each word perfectly chosen: These stories deserve reading again and again. (Short stories/fantasy. 13 & up)"
Black's first story collection assures her place as a modern fantasy master. Read full book review >