Search Results: "Saci Lloyd"


BOOK REVIEW

THE CARBON DIARIES 2017 by Saci Lloyd
FICTION
Released: March 1, 2010

"Captivating. (Science fiction. 12-15)"
Two years have passed since the Carbon Diaries 2015 (2009), and Laura just wants to play punk music. Read full book review >

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THE CARBON DIARIES 2015 by Saci Lloyd
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 22, 2009

"Enough, at least. (Science fiction. 13-15)"
With eco-thrillers rapidly becoming the new vampire romance, it takes a special one to stand out. Read full book review >

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MOMENTUM by Saci Lloyd
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 15, 2012

"Fun, roof-jumping adventure that could benefit from subtler Occupy ideology. (Science fiction. 13-16)"
In a near-future dystopia, a rich boy and a wrong-side-of-the-tracks girl find love while fighting the corrupt system. Read full book review >

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A SNICKER OF MAGIC by Natalie Lloyd
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"Although pacing is sometimes difficult, this tale offers all the other earmarks of fine storytelling, including colorful, eccentric characters, an original, highly likable narrator and a mighty 'spindiddly' plot. (Fantasy. 8-13)"
The protagonist of this debut joins a growing list of endearing young girls from the South, and it's an extra bonus that her new best friend and mentor is a boy whose method of transportation, without fanfare, just happens to be a wheelchair. Read full book review >

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THE KEY TO EXTRAORDINARY by Natalie Lloyd
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"A bouquet of quirks, whimsy, sweetness, and magic. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
A girl awaiting her destiny must uncover lost treasure to save her home. Read full book review >

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EUGENE BULLARD by Craig Lloyd
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"Reads as though the author had some other book in mind."
The remarkable exploits of the first African-American fighter pilot get lost in a rehash of Jazz Age name-dropping masquerading as biography. Read full book review >

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THE PHILADELPHIA ADVENTURE by Lloyd Alexander
FICTION
Released: April 1, 1990

"Vastly entertaining."
Still narrated in hilariously flowery style by Brinnie—her dim, sentimental old guardian—the adventures of marmalade-haired superperson Vesper Holly continue in this fifth, but apparently not last, in the series. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 26, 2007

"Unfiltered hokum for some, but those who are open to it will find much-needed nourishment and direction for their searching souls."
Did Carl Jung's principles of psychology have Gnostic origins? A Marine Corps Ph.D. explores the complex mystical possibilities. Read full book review >

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HAND ME DOWN WORLD by Lloyd Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"A disarming vision of one woman's life in the underclass, though it takes time to come into focus."
A young woman's journey from Africa to Berlin to locate her kidnapped son, as told by a chorus of voices. Read full book review >

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DEATH COMES TO THE VILLAGE by Catherine Lloyd
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 26, 2013

"A Regency Rear Window whose chair-bound hero and the woman who civilizes him generate a few sparks worthy of Darcy and Elizabeth. But even the harder-edged elements of gambling, drug use and suicidal obsession can't set this period debut on fire."
Burglary and a missing person report disrupt the quiet of Kurland St. Mary in 1816. Read full book review >

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FAMILY FIRST by Lloyd Casey
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"An engaging if scattershot valedictory, full of hard-won insights."
A man reflects on a richly variegated life of child rearing, career upheavals, spiritual searching and quixotic political crusades in this colorful, rambling memoir. Read full book review >