Search Results: "Patrick Carman"


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PULSE by Patrick Carman
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 26, 2013

"The successful mix of suspense and romance combines with unexpected twists to keep readers engrossed from the start and begging for more. (Dystopian romance. 13 & up)"
Best-selling author Carman launches a new series in a dystopian civilization that has its roots in today's United States. Read full book review >

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QUAKE by Patrick Carman
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 25, 2015

"An engaging end to a well-developed arc. (Dystopian romance. 13-16)"
This final installment in the Pulse trilogy starts up only moments after the ending of Tremor (2013), and the action never lets up.Read full book review >

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3 BELOW by Patrick Carman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"An adventurous romp, as atmospheric as incense and as smooth as lemonade on a summer day. (Magical adventure. 9-12)"
Leo Fillmore, 11 years old and proprietor of New York City's most engagingly eccentric hotel (Floors, 2011), returns with a juicy, potentially calamitous dilemma. Read full book review >

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THIRTEEN DAYS TO MIDNIGHT by Patrick Carman
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 12, 2010

"Page-turning suspense through the end. (Thriller. YA)"
A ward of the state for most of his life, Jacob has bounced from home to home until landing with the eccentric and mildly iconoclastic Mr. Fielding—who, when the car they're in hits a tree at 60 miles an hour, dies, but not before passing on an unusual attribute. Read full book review >

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TREMOR by Patrick Carman
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"It all leads up to a tantalizing glimpse of what's yet to come in the final volume. (Dystopian romance. 13 & up)"
Faith Daniels and Dylan Gilmore are two of only five people with an extra pulse, giving them strange and amazing abilities well beyond those of normal teenagers. But life in 2051 is anything but normal. Read full book review >

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THE FIELD OF WACKY INVENTIONS by Patrick Carman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"The quirkiness of Carman's tale could easily become too familiar, but he pulls new rabbits out of his storytelling sleeve pretty much with each turn of the page, keeping them turning. (Adventure. 9-12)"
Another topsy-turvy adventure takes place in this last episode in Carman's hotel trilogy. Read full book review >

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FLOORS by Patrick Carman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"The author is a fine storyteller; he rides the mystery right up to the edge invests his characters with quirks that aren't merely cute but essential to the person's identity. (Magical adventure. 9-12)"
Here is the Whippet Hotel, a very strange place: Each of its floors has its own eccentric personality, especially the hidden ones. Read full book review >

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SKELETON CREEK by Patrick Carman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"Carman's style holds some promise for readers who can get past the contrivance. (Mystery. 10-14)"
Mischance befalls 15-year-old Ryan as he investigates the shadowed past of his small Oregon town, leaving him with a broken leg and the threat of a cross-country move if he attempts to contact his best friend and fellow investigator, Sarah. Read full book review >

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ATHERTON by Patrick Carman
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2007

"A humdinger of a cliff-hanger will leave even reluctant readers demanding more, and soon. (Science fiction. 9-12)"
The world is Atherton; the inhabitants are human; the government is dystopian—a standard science fiction/fantasy formula. Read full book review >

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DARK EDEN by Patrick Carman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Carman's dedication to integrating digital content with print is admirable, but as a standalone book, this thriller doesn't thrill. (Mystery. 10-14)"
The author of the Skeleton Creek and Trackers series continues to explore multiplatform narratives with this tale of phobia treatment gone awry. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2008

"There's a lot to like in this science-fiction adventure—danger abounds, science seems to have run amok and a neat (but not too neat) ending ties up most of the loose ends. (Science fiction. 9-12)"
Carman continues the story he began in Atherton: The House of Power (2007), depicting a world created scientifically as an alternative to its ecologically failing parent planet. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Bravo! (Fiction. 10-12)"
Thomas Warvold, founder of the land of Elyon, constructed walls around its four towns, ensuring, so he thought, his people's safety from the dangers in the surrounding countryside. Read full book review >