Search Results: "Michelle Lovric"


BOOK REVIEW

THE REMEDY by Michelle Lovric
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 22, 2005

"Despite the merciless plot twists, Lovric's real fascination is with the cities she describes in loving if endless detail."
Lovric's second historical novel (The Floating Book, 2004) travels between London and Venice to follow a Venetian actress's unconventional romance with a British entrepreneur/criminal in the late 1700s. Read full book review >

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THE MOURNING EMPORIUM by Michelle Lovric
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 14, 2012

"This steampunk-ish tome—rife with Victorian bilge water and colossal squid gore—will best serve those who enjoyed the first. (author's note; 'What's Real and What's Made Up?') (Fantasy. 10-14)"
After thwarting the supernaturally malevolent Bajamonte Tiepolo's plan for Venice's annihilation in The Undrowned Child (2011), Teodora and her friend Lorenzo again find themselves, and the city, targets of destruction. Read full book review >

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THE FLOATING BOOK by Michelle Lovric
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"Maddeningly over the top and self-important, but as seductive as Venice."
A mix of fact and fiction juxtaposes the brief life of Roman poet Catullus with the sensation caused by the first printed edition of his highly charged poetry in 15th-centuryVenice. Read full book review >

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THE UNDROWNED CHILD by Michelle Lovric
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 9, 2011

"A teeming, action-packed fantasy liberally laced with Venetian history, for strong readers of both sexes; a sequel awaits. (Fantasy. 11-14)"
Teodora, a bookish girl with a complex destiny, joins with Renzo, a Venetian boy, to battle the city's impending destruction. Read full book review >

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THE TRUE AND SPLENDID HISTORY OF THE HARRISTOWN SISTERS by Michelle Lovric
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 12, 2014

"A dazzling, sometimes-lurid yet always lively adventure, indeed."
The Seven Swiney Sisters of Harristown, Ireland, thrillingly rise from starvation to stardom.   Read full book review >

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THE EYE OF THE FALCON by Michelle Paver
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 22, 2015

"A lush and riveting journey. (Historical fantasy. 8-12)"
The epic Bronze Age adventure begun in Gods and Warriors (2012) continues in this third volume as two heroes must face terrible obstacles in their quest to find their loved ones. Read full book review >

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EVERY LAST DROP by Michelle Mulder
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"Informative, attractive and alarming—readers will think twice before leaving the water running as they brush their teeth. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
You turn a tap. The water flows: clean and, if not abundantly, at least steadily. You are the lucky one in two humans. Read full book review >

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PEDAL IT! by Michelle Mulder
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2013

"A smart, tangy history of our two-wheeled friend. (Nonfiction. 8-14)"
A bike's design is to get you from A to B, concedes Mulder, but it can also mix a smoothie, spin a centrifuge, grind grain and even change the world. Read full book review >

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FIFTEENTH SUMMER by Michelle Dalton
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 7, 2013

"It's just good writing, and good writing always works. (Romance. 12 & up)"
This sweet, realistic tale of a girl's first love proves that young romance fans don't need vampires, werewolves or other assorted immortals to enjoy a book about love in their age group. Read full book review >

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THE PRINCESS OF TRELIAN by Michelle Knudsen
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"Nonetheless, the likable characters and brisk narrative will undoubtedly lure readers into eagerly anticipating future installments. Next time, though—more Jakl, please! (Fantasy. 11-16)"
An engaging fantasy sequel marred by middle-book syndrome. Read full book review >

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YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"Absorbing, compelling and unforgettable. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
War has been declared, and the young, royal, exiled FitzOsbornes are immediately in the thick of things as Cooper's Montmaray Journals trilogy comes to its conclusion. Read full book review >