Search Results: "Ryan McIlvain"


BOOK REVIEW

ELDERS by Ryan McIlvain
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 5, 2013

"You won't look at those young, white-shirted Mormon men on their bicycles in quite the same way again."
In which Mormon missionaries take positions, some contrary, dark and violent. Read full book review >

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BELLA LOST AND FOUND by Ryan O'Rourke
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 10, 2014

"Well-designed visuals hold up a somewhat flat story. (Picture book. 2-5)"
An indoor kitty goes out to sea by mistake. Read full book review >

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WILFRED by Ryan Higgins
by Ryan Higgins, illustrated by Ryan Higgins
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 21, 2013

"Other, stronger picture books about friendship abound. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Wilfred is big. Wilfred is hairy. Wilfred is lonesome. Read full book review >

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THE INVISIBLE KINGDOM by Rob Ryan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2016

"Dim and dismal. (Illustrated fiction. 11-13, adult)"
Cut-paper silhouettes illustrate this large-format tale of a young prince's efforts to break the chains of loneliness and isolation imposed on him by his high station. Read full book review >

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THE INVINCIBLE KINGDOM by Rob Ryan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 6, 2016

"Admire the pictures, skip the thoroughly overblown text. (Illustrated fiction. 11-13)"
A fugitive king finds his queen and his true calling in this trilogy closer. Read full book review >

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THE KINGDOM REVEALED by Rob Ryan
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"Unfortunately, the artwork isn't enough to save this book from itself. (Illustrated fiction. 13 & up)"
A reluctant young king escapes the confines of the palace to experience life in the surrounding city. Read full book review >

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STEIN HOUSE by Myra Hargrave McIlvain
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 18, 2013

"A wonderful slice of history that animates mid-19th century Texas."
Historical fiction is anything but boring in McIlvain's (Legacy, 2012, etc.) latest work. Read full book review >

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The Doctor's Wife by Myra Hargrave McIlvain
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 31, 2016

"A novel that vividly brings history to life, but its heroine's development feels incomplete."
McIlvain's (Stein House, 2013, etc.) immersive historical prequel portrays the birth of a Texas town through the eyes of a young immigrant.Read full book review >

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GEMINI BITES by Patrick Ryan
Released: March 1, 2011

"The conclusion isn't quite as much fun as the characters' journeys, but readers will definitely have lots to think about once they've finished. (Romantic thriller. 14 & up)"
Sparks fly when the mysterious, smooth-talking, eye-liner'd Garret Johnson moves in for a month with the very Bradylike household of sparring twins Kyle and Judy Renneker. Read full book review >

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THE RULES FOR HEARTS by Sara Ryan
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2007

"Still, fans of Empress of the World (2001) will welcome the chance to follow up with a familiar character, while those who first meet Battle here may be sufficiently intrigued to turn to Ryan's earlier work to learn more about her. (Fiction. YA)"
It's hard to believe that Battle Davies is a fictional character. Read full book review >