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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

BLACKLIST by Alyson Noël
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 4, 2017

"Chick lit to the max for those who want it. (Chick lit. 14-18)"
The Beautiful Idols saga continues as the competitive Hollywood teens deal with the consequences of Madison's murder. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 20, 1994

"Hume breaks little novel historical ground, although he eloquently recounts the archaeological record and brings alive the lost settlements of the early American past with wit and style. (164 illustrations) (Book-of-the-Month Club selection)"
Grounding his story in documentary and fragmentary archaeological evidence, British archaeologist Hume (Martin's Hundred, 1982) tantalizingly reconstructs the history of the earliest English settlements in America. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TÍA'S TAMALES by Ana Baca
by Ana Baca, illustrated by Noël Chilton, translated by Noël Chilton
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2011

"An embarrassment of riches. (Picture book. 7-12)"
Every family recipe has a flavorful story behind it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 30, 2013

"Centers on respectful communication and trust, with a broadly appealing, authoritative style accessible to anyone willing to 'be dedicated to trying new ways of doing things.'"
An insightful, optimistic guide for parents of children aged 3 to 13 from learning and behavior specialist Janis-Norton, founder of London's Calmer, Easier, Happier Parenting Centre. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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 >