Search Results: "Rick Elliott"


BOOK REVIEW

THE RELUCTANT MARTYR by Rick Elliott
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 31, 2010

"Unpolished but intricate and fun, even as the plot turns tragic."
A terrorist sleeper agent has fallen in love with his adoptive country, but the arrival of other jihadists threatens to place him back on a dangerous path. 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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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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GIVE ME LIBERTY by L.M. Elliott
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 5, 2006

"Elliott takes her readers seriously, and her author's note tells more about characters and ideas. (chronology, acknowledgments) (Fiction. 9-13)"
When 13-year-old Nathaniel Dunn apprentices to a carriage maker in Williamsburg and is befriended by Basil, an elderly schoolmaster, he finds himself in the midst of the early excitement over conflicts with England. 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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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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YOU ARE ONE OF THEM by Elliott Holt
Released: June 3, 2013

"This debut novel only looks deeply at one character, Sarah, and she is not enough to sustain interest."
A novel that tells the story of best friends who grow up in D.C. during the Cold War, told from the perspective of the one who is less talented, less desirable and more real. Read full book review >

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ZEN UNDER FIRE by Marianne Elliott
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2013

"An earnest but fairly unskilled rendering of a humanitarian worker's trials and tribulations in Afghanistan."
An activist's candid account of the hardships she endured working as a human rights officer for the United Nations. 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 >