Search Results: "Noël Mostert"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 18, 1992

At the heart of this megabook from South-African-born Mostert (Supership, 1974) is the moving story of the tragic clash between races—black and white—and cultures—British, Boer, and African— in a place that for a brief, transcendent moment was a model to the world of racial tolerance and democracy. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2008

"Ambitious, sweeping and painstakingly delineated."
An exhaustive look at the epic sea battles that constituted the first truly world war. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"The detail in these illustrations adds a charming quirkiness to the story, particularly the antics of a small raccoon who keeps Papa Noël company, occasionally riding on his hat and even making a grab for his cookies and milk. (glossary) (Picture book. 4-10)"
Dunham presents the story of a Christmas Eve so foggy that even the magical, glowing gator Nicollette will be unable to lead Papa Noël's pirogue to the homes of the good little Cajun girls and boys so that he can distribute his sack full of toys. Read full book review >

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THE MIDNIGHT SIDE by Natasha Mostert
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Too bad the young Ingrid Bergman and Cary Grant aren't around to star in the film version. How about Julianne Moore and Daniel Day Lewis ?"
A telephone call from a dead woman, the phenomenon of "lucid dreaming," and a skillfully maintained atmosphere of increasing menace are the main ingredients of South African writer Mostert's unusual debut thriller. Read full book review >

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EVERMORE by Alyson Noël
FANTASY
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

Shallow stock characters barely mar the breathless allure of this formulaic supernatural romance, the first in the Immortals series, though feeble explanations wreck the ending. Read full book review >

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FLY ME TO THE MOON by Alyson Noël
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"As predictable as an onboard safety video."
A flight attendant's love life is prone to turbulence. Read full book review >

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THE BONE THIEF by Alyson Noël
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"There's no magic in them bones. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
Can Grimsly save his hometown from a vengeance-seeking madman? Read full book review >

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SHIMMER by Alyson Noël
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2011

"The backdrop of the story, a slave revolt in the West Indies, adds some historical weight, but the situation remains abstract and the characters only marginally interesting, leaving readers ultimately unengaged. (Ghost story. 9-12)"
More serious in tone than Radiance (2010), this supernatural adventure story finds perpetually 12-year-old Riley and her 14-year-old guide, Bodhi, first battling then helping Rebecca, an angry ghost child who initially seems to be evil personified. Read full book review >

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RADIANCE by Alyson Noël
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"But for those preteens who like a mild supernatural adventure with romantic overtones, you go, ghost. (Paranormal. 9-12)"
Twelve-year-old Riley is dead, and she isn't particularly happy about it. Read full book review >

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FIVE DAYS OF FAMOUS by Alyson Noël
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 13, 2016

"An amusing Christmas story for preteens. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Almost 13-year-old Nick thinks that the only way he can get his dream girl is by becoming famous. Read full book review >

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UNRIVALED by Alyson Noël
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 10, 2016

"Chick-lit gold. (Chick lit. 12-18)"
Three fame-hungry teens vie for a prize they can win by running nightclubs for an unprincipled mogul, while a young A-list star tries to avoid them. Read full book review >

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ECHO by Alyson Noël
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"An intriguing story, but for confirmed romance fans only. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)"
Far more romance than paranormal, this second installment of the Soul Seekers series finds its supernaturally endowed young couple struggling to gain enough strength to defeat their demonic foe. Read full book review >