Search Results: "S.M. Beiko"


BOOK REVIEW

THE LAKE AND THE LIBRARY by S.M. Beiko
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 1, 2013

"This ghost story will be attractive to readers well-versed in esoteric dreaming but frustrating to those who need a more tangible foundation. (Fantasy. 12-16)"
A teen romance rooted in the bizarre turns deadly in this debut novel. Read full book review >

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SCION OF THE FOX by S.M. Beiko
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"A smart, complex, animal-based fantasy. (Fantasy. 12-16)"
A Winnipeg teenager discovers her magical heritage—and that she's marked for death. Read full book review >

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SEA CHANGE by S.M. Wheeler
Released: June 18, 2013

"A weird, operatic coming-of-age fantasy streaked with sexuality, pain and heroism; perhaps the awkward arrival of a new voice."
When her best friend, a talking sea monster, disappears, Lilly must embark on a sequence of self-sacrificing quests to release him, starting with the removal of her reproductive organs. Read full book review >

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THE RATTLED BONES by S.M.  Parker
Released: Aug. 22, 2017

"History and mystery meld beautifully in this ghost story with depth. (author's note, sources) (Paranormal suspense. 14-18)"
A ghost plagues a native Mainer as she struggles to unearth the tragic secrets of the spirit's demise. Read full book review >

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THE SKY PEOPLE by S.M. Stirling
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 14, 2006

"The adventures of these nutty space dudes will surely set off a series of its own."
A fanciful, politically tinged tale from Stirling (The Ship Avenged, 1997, etc.), set on the frontier of Venus circa 1988 as the Eastern Bloc rivals the US Sky People in the great space race. Read full book review >

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LORD OF MOUNTAINS by S.M. Stirling
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"A slow-moving chapter in the Change saga."
Stirling (The Tears of the Sun, 2011, etc.) offers up the latest book in his long-running Change series, set in a post-apocalyptic yet distinctly feudal America. Read full book review >

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CIRCLE OF FIRE by S.M. Hall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2011

"Here's hoping future outings fold the big ideas in more gracefully. (Thriller. 11-16)"
The first in a proposed thriller series, this book introduces a new heroine, 15-year-old Brit Maya Brown. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YALTA by S.M. Plokhy
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 8, 2010

"Fresh research drives this scholarly study of the complex blend of Yalta's personalities and ideas."
An astute reappraisal of the Yalta Conference. Read full book review >

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GROWN MEN by S.M. Mawe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1997

"True to life, after a fashion, but as this grudge match unfolds, so does a contradiction: For all the lavish attention devoted to serve and volley, to both the inner and the outer game, the final impression is of thinly disguised contempt for the sport."
Two guys work through their respective midlife crises by renewing a long-dead tennis rivalry, their match being the main event in this ever-so-serious debut that devolves into a seemingly unintentional parody of the game and all who play or love it. Read full book review >

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IN THE COURTS OF THE CRIMSON KINGS by S.M. Stirling
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 1, 2008

"Stirling has hit an unexpectedly rich lode of creative ore, or perhaps finally plumbed a hidden reserve of talent: Either way, after years of happy somewhat-above-mediocrity, it's a wonderful surprise."
The splendid alternate universe Stirling invented in The Sky People (2006) has—quite justifiably—metamorphosed into a series. Read full book review >