Search Results: "Michelle Zink"


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PROMISES I MADE by Michelle Zink
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 24, 2015

"Riveting. (Thriller. 12-18)"
In this sequel to Lies I Told (2014), Grace tries to atone for the major theft she helped her adoptive parents commit.Read full book review >

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A TEMPTATION OF ANGELS by Michelle Zink
Released: March 20, 2012

"A formulaic and slow-paced tale combining too many conventions to excite savvy readers who have likely seen it all before. (Paranormal romance. 12 & up)"
Zink heightens the pile of heavenly sagas. Read full book review >

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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 >

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GUARDIAN OF THE GATE by Michelle Zink
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"Dramatic set dressing, if little emotional resonance. (Fantasy. 12-14)"
In this sequel to the Victorian fantasy Prophecy of the Sisters (2009), Lia is resigned to a life spent as a pawn of prophecy, fighting the apocalyptic mission of her sister Alice and the demonic Samael. Read full book review >

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A WALK IN THE SUN by Michelle Zink
ROMANCE
Released: May 3, 2016

"Channeling the likes of Nicholas Sparks, Zink offers readers a formulaic, saccharine-sweet summer romance that will leave fans of the genre with racing hearts and others with their teeth aching. (Romance. 13 & up)"
Lonesome, tenderhearted cowboy? Check. Grieving and fiercely independent young woman who's sworn never again to open herself up to love? Check. An undeniable chemistry "like the charge in the air just before lightning cracks the sky?" Double check. Read full book review >

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PROPHECY OF THE SISTERS by Michelle Zink
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"The ending primes for an anticipated sequel. (Fantasy. YA)"
Everything changes for 16-year-old Lia Milthorpe when her father dies under mysterious circumstances, leaving her orphaned along with twin sister Alice and younger brother Henry. Read full book review >

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MISLAID by Nell Zink
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 19, 2015

"A promising premise rendered in dispirited, disappointing prose."
New novel from the critically acclaimed author of The Wallcreeper (2014).Read full book review >

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PRIVATE NOVELIST by Nell Zink
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Proof that experimental fiction can be fun."
Early work by the acclaimed author of Nicotine (2016), Mislaid (2015), and Wallcreeper (2014). Read full book review >

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THE WALLCREEPER by Nell Zink
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"A brief yet masterful novel of epic breadth."
Zink's cerebral, fast-paced first novel chronicles a young woman's life in Europe after marrying a man she's known for three weeks. Read full book review >

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NICOTINE by Nell Zink
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Social satire with a sharp wit and a big heart."
A rich, rewarding tale of love, rebirth, and chewing tobacco from the author of Mislaid (2015) and The Wallcreeper (2014). Read full book review >

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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 >

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CONFESSIONS OF AN IMAGINARY FRIEND by Michelle Cuevas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"Though the writing is clever and there are plenty of amusing incidents included, life lessons and existential truths overwhelm everything, suggesting that the audience for this uneasy amalgam of whimsy and wisdom will be small. (Fiction. 8-10)"
An imaginary friend who yearns to be real learns about life along with the children who conjure him up in a variety of guises. Read full book review >