Search Results: "Nina Kiriki Hoffman"


BOOK REVIEW

PAST THE SIZE OF DREAMING by Nina Kiriki Hoffman
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 1, 2001

"She needs to work on her titles, though: that's two horrid clunkers back to back."
Arriving too late for a full review, this sequel to Hoffman's fine hardcover debut, A Red Heart of Memories (1999), again features the witches Matilda "Matt" Black and Edmund Reynolds, and centers on the mysterious house that was the focus of the previous volume. Read full book review >

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A RED HEART OF MEMORIES by Nina Kiriki Hoffman
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

Abused teenaged runaway Matilda "Matt" Black survived precariously on the streets until she came to terms with the magical abilities that allow her to talk to inanimate objects shaped by humans—and to open "dream eyes" to read people's hopes and desires. Read full book review >

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MEETING by Nina Kiriki Hoffman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 4, 2011

"Lovely worldbuilding, an appealing heroine and detail that's refreshingly practical in its approach to the fantastic make this one stand out. (Science fantasy. 9-11)"
An everyday seventh grader has a secret alien best friend and a house full of magic-wielding mentors next-door. Read full book review >

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THRESHOLDS by Nina Kiriki Hoffman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 5, 2010

"Once the alien happenings commence, the novel quickly gains altitude, achieving orbit somewhere between fantasy and science fiction, well positioned to explore the opportunities each presents. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Maya, a budding artist, is still grieving her best friend's death when her family moves to Oregon. Read full book review >

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SPIRITS THAT WALK IN SHADOW by Nina Kiriki Hoffman
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"There will be a substantial adult audience for this companion volume; but the combination of romance, mysterious vampirism and college students solving problems on their own will appeal even more strongly to teens. (Fantasy. 13+)"
Upon arriving at college, Jaimie meets her roommate Kim, a severely depressed, synesthetic woman. Read full book review >

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A STIR OF BONES by Nina Kiriki Hoffman
HORROR AND GHOST STORIES
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"The best of the three. (Fiction. YA)"
Susan, 14, begins to find answers in this haunting ghost story, a prequel to A Red Heart of Memories (1999) and Past the Size of Dreaming (2001). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CLOWNS ON VACATION by Nina Laden
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2001

"Ladeeeeez and Gentlemen: better sit down, before you fall down laughing. (Picture book. 6-8)"
What do clowns do to unwind? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ONE HOT SUMMER DAY by Nina Crews
FICTION
Released: May 1, 1995

"The first-person narration is simple, written in a colloquial present-tense, and progresses with the pictures to the dramatic, cooling storm. (Picture book. 2+)"
The debut of a welcome new voice and vision, in photographs of a steamy summer cityscape and remembrances of the hottest of days. Read full book review >

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JACK AND THE BEANSTALK by Nina Töwe
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2017

"An imaginative, dramatic, and surprising rendition of Jack's famous adventure. (Picture book. 4-9)"
In this stylish retelling of the classic folk tale, penniless Jack climbs a magical beanstalk, outsmarts a greedy giant, and restores family fortunes. Read full book review >

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EVERYTHING LEADS TO YOU by Nina LaCour
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 15, 2014

"An absorbing Hollywood read. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Los Angeles native and budding production designer Emi is at a turning point. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 16, 2012

"Hauntingly beautiful. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Colby and Bev plan to forgo college in favor of a brief tour with Bev's band, The Disenchantments, followed by a year traveling through Europe. But only hours into the trip, Bev makes an announcement that changes everything. Read full book review >