Search Results: "Paula Brackston"


BOOK REVIEW

THE MIDNIGHT WITCH by Paula Brackston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 25, 2014

"Previously a sprightly tale-spinner, Brackston has mislaid her magic touch this time round."
Downton Abbey meets the dark arts in Brackston's (The Winter Witch, 2013, etc.) latest, which sees an aristocratic young English witch leading a fight against an evil magic order while world war looms. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LAMP BLACK, WOLF GREY by Paula Brackston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"Brackston has all the ingredients for a perfect tale—romance, magic, and mystery—but the final result does not satisfy."
A disappointed artist moves to a Welsh cottage where she gets entangled in an ancient love story involving Merlin, the magician of Arthurian legend. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WITCH'S DAUGHTER by Paula Brackston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"History, time travel and fantasy combine in a solidly readable entertainment."
A white witch is pursued across time by her nemesis, a sorcerer who may also have been Jack the Ripper. Read full book review >

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THE WINTER WITCH by Paula Brackston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 29, 2013

"Love of landscape and lyrical writing lend charm, but it's Brackston's full-blooded storytelling that will hook the reader."
I married a witch, discovers the kindly Welsh widower making a marriage of necessity to a mute dairymaid. Read full book review >

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THE SILVER WITCH by Paula Brackston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 21, 2015

"A stunning setting and bewitching premise make this book appealing, but Brackston's execution falls short of its mark."
Grief, magic and the ancient world collide in Brackston's (The Midnight Witch, 2014, etc.) fourth novel.Read full book review >

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THE CASE OF THE FICKLE MERMAID by P.J. Brackston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 15, 2016

"The no-nonsense heroine has grown quite the sarcastic tongue since the days of the breadcrumb trail, and the blend of fantasy and murder isn't a perfect recipe. But credit Brackston (Once Upon a Crime, 2015, etc.) with imagination, if not consistency."
A grown-up Gretel and her wastrel brother, Hans, take to the seas in their third crime-solving adventure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MESSY JESSE by Paula Bowles
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2015

"A lighthearted story that toddlers will relate to. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A picture book about the joys of messy play. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHAT GOES UP by Paula Bowles
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"Bowles' visual message is strong, but it's too bad she relies on bromides in her prose. (Picture book. 4-7)"
It takes a village of curious children to cheer up a sad dragon. Read full book review >

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CHOOSE YOUR DAYS by Paula Wallace
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 12, 2016

"This is the kind of book that will stick with readers, a meditation that they may not understand now but that, if digested, could have magical results. (Picture book. 3-6)"
With the help of Old Bear, Corky lives her life intentionally. Read full book review >

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THE SORCERER'S APPENDIX by P.J. Brackston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"This fourth series entry features a resourceful but not entirely lovable heroine, zany secondary characters, and the tendency to go for cheap laughs. Still, give Brockton (The Fickle Mermaid, 2016, etc.) high marks for creativity."
A brother and sister of fairy-tale fame stumble from one complication to another in their search for a missing magician. Read full book review >

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SCARY MARY by Paula Bowles
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"The glib ending notwithstanding, Mary's humorous tactics make her one of the more appealing barnyard brats around. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Animals fly the coop when Scary Mary ruffles her feathers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHO YOU WIT’? by Paula Chase
FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"Nevertheless, this is a fresh contemporary friendship story and worth the read. (Fiction. YA)"
The latest offering in the Del Rio Bay series finds sophomore best friends Mina, Lizzie, Jacinta and Kelly facing prom season. Read full book review >