Search Results: "Michelle Colston"


BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE

"An inspiring, funny tale of one woman's journey to become a better person."
An almost-desperate housewife grows from shallow to fulfilled in debut author Colston's comic tale of self-discovery. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ALCHEMY OF CHARLOTTE GOODWIN by Michelle Colston
FICTION & LITERATURE

"Readers will be anxious for a sequel to this engaging novel, as one book of Charlotte's lives isn't enough."
A woman glimpses the lives she could have led in Colston's (The Undiscovered Goddess, 2012) well-crafted novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLESSED ARE YOU by Michelle Edwards
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 18, 1993

"These vigorously limned, unabashedly homely kids might be cousins of the ones in Edwards's Alef-bet (1992); again, the bright, harmonious colors and the warmth and energy of the design bespeak a productive, loving, and devout family. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 2-8)"
Thirteen brief prayers in Edwards's translations, which she uses with her own children, plus the original Hebrew and a transliteration, all appearing on versos elaborately bordered with a vine-like motif that echoes the Hebrew script and also incorporates appropriate symbols—e.g., for the prayer beginning, ``God, grant us peace and goodness,'' Edwards includes a dove, a rainbow, and a menorah. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CARE AND FEEDING OF A PET BLACK HOLE by Michelle Cuevas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"An original tale of family love, scientific passion, and a truly epic journey of self-discovery. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Instead of a lost kitten, 11-year-old Stella "Bug" Rodriguez rescues a black hole she names Larry ("short for Singularity, which I'd read is a place of infinite gravity at the heart of a black hole"). Read full book review >

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TRASH TALK by Michelle Mulder
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2015

"Enclosed in these pages is plenty of food for thought and examples for direct action. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
To dumpster dive, to glean, perchance to dream of a zero-waste world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LIES I TOLD by Michelle Zink
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 7, 2015

"Highly readable, gripping and touching. (Thriller. 12-18)"
A girl struggles to hold onto her own identity within her family of thieves. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHARMED by Michelle Krys
Released: May 26, 2015

"Snappy dialogue, a satisfyingly epic battle, and unexpected heroes make for a conclusion that will satisfy readers of the first installment. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)"
Los Angeles teen witch Indigo returns in this follow-up to Hexed (2014), honing her magic skills rapidly as she uncovers information about Los Demonios, an other-dimensional prison used by both the Family, a society of witches and warlocks, and their sworn enemies, the Priory, who are sorcerers.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GODS AND WARRIORS by Michelle Paver
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 21, 2012

"Beautiful, but broken. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Set during the Bronze Age of Ancient Greece, this new adventure series attempts to navigate a land filled with fickle gods, dangerous spirits and even more dangerous men. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FALLING FOR HAMLET by Michelle Ray
FICTION
Released: July 5, 2011

"Unnecessary. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Ophelia lives to whine another day in this mediocre MTV treatment of Hamlet. Read full book review >