Search Results: "Patricia Elliott"


BOOK REVIEW

THE PALE ASSASSIN by Patricia Elliott
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 15, 2009

"Violent, thrilling and poised for continuation. (cast of historical and fictional characters, historical note, timeline) (Historical fiction. YA)"
An exciting tale of deranged personal revenge plays out during and through the French Revolution. Read full book review >

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MURKMERE by Patricia Elliott
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"Wonderfully atmospheric and moody—on the border between fantasy and fiction. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Lush gothic fantasy in a culture where religion is based on the Birds of Light and the Birds of Night. Read full book review >

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AMBERGATE by Patricia Elliott
FANTASY
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"Mystical, stoic and poignant all at once. (Fantasy. YA)"
Scuff the kitchen drudge is forced on a journey that broadens and deepens the touchingly chilly, gothic world readers first saw in Murkmere (2006). Read full book review >

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THE TRAITOR'S SMILE by Patricia Elliott
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Political passion and upheaval are mainly backdrop; if readers loyal to the four main players can stay the course, they'll like the ending. (cast of historical and fictional characters, timeline, afterward) (Historical thriller. 14 & up)"
Picking up directly after The Pale Assassin (2009), this French Revolution thriller includes intrigue, romance and plenty of blood but takes a while to pick up steam. Read full book review >

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I LOVE YOU, LITTLE ONE by Patricia Hegarty
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"Although images and sentiments are appealing, treacly, nonsensical text causes this book to fall short of the mark. (Board book. 2-4)"
Successive animals tell their little ones how much they are loved. Read full book review >

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ACROSS A WAR-TOSSED SEA by L.M. Elliott
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"Likable protagonists and a fascinating historical backdrop combine for a story well-told. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
In the companion to Under A War-Torn Sky (2003), 14-year-old Charles and his 10-year-old brother, Wesley, feel stranded in the United States after having fled the London Blitz. Read full book review >

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SUSPECT RED by L.M. Elliott
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"A tense, engrossing story that effectively captures the suspicion and paranoia that prevailed during American history's darkest chapters. (Historical fiction. 11-14)"
This historical novel revisits the anxious, fearful time of the Cold War, when blacklists, political profiling, and guilt by association ruined the lives of thousands of innocent people and deeply divided the nation. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 14, 1992

"Thank Heaven for Little Girls'' as he ogles his grandson's wife. (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
Drawing on such popular histories as Nancy Mitford's The Sun King (1966), Elliott, a San Francisco writer, weaves through an informed and absorbing history of Louis XIV's court at Versailles the cloying story of little Adelaide, the ``perfect princess,'' betrothed at age ten to the king's grandson and sent to court to be groomed as the future queen. Read full book review >

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THE SHROUD OF THE THWACKER by Chris Elliott
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 5, 2005

"If those who devour such novels are willing to laugh at them, Elliott might be a bigger hit on bookshelves than he's been onscreen."
The mysteries of history—and the rash of bestselling novels they've spawned—inspire this slapstick satire that is more fun than the sum of its clichés. Read full book review >

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SHADOW by Will Elliott
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"The narrative terminates in what might be dubbed an anti-cliffhanger: It just stops, and what it all adds up to, or where it's going, is anybody's guess.
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Second, and even more bewildering, entry in the Pendulum trilogy (The Pilgrims, 2014).
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