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BOOK REVIEW

THE POSTMISTRESS by Sarah Blake
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Quietly effective work from first novelist Blake."
Three women on the eve of America's involvement in World War II consider the volatile nature of truth in the face of tragedy. Read full book review >

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GRANGE HOUSE by Sarah Blake
Released: July 1, 2000

"Still, despite the sometimes-ponderous prose, this well-constructed, absorbing, atmospheric tale will keep you reading. (Author tour)"
A well-crafted first novel reverberating with echoes of the Brontës, Sheridan LeFanu, and the ghost stories of Henry James and Edith Wharton. Read full book review >

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SUMMER RERUNS
by Julie Danielson

It may be that, here at my weekly Kirkus column, I’ve sung the praises many times before of French author Daniel Pennac’s The Rights of the Reader, originally published in 1992. This is to say that, if I’m being redundant, I apologize, but it is a wonderful book. To call it a guide to reading, which it actually is, makes ...


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SEE THE WORLD THROUGH SCARLET-TINTED GLASSES
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for Beneath the Shine by Sarah Fine

Cover Story: Beneath … the Shine
BFF Charms: Eventually, With Benefits
Swoonworthy Scale: 4
Talky Talk: Politechs
Bonus Factor: The Scarlet Pimpernel
Factor: Politics
Anti-Bonus Factor: Needs a Glossary
Relationship Status: Concerned Constituent

Cover Story: Beneath … the Shine

This cover is a little on the nose. It’s pretty, and the ...


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SARAH DUNN
by Megan Labrise

Somewhere along the line in Lucy and Owen’s marriage, the sex tapered off. The makeup, high heels, and date nights went out the window. The poop wound up on the wall. Again.

“Why is there poop on the wall again?” Sarah Dunn writes in The Arrangement, a big, bawdy comic novel (starred review) set in the fictional Hudson Valley ...


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HOLLYWOOD IS MAKING YOUR FAVORITE FANTASY BOOKS INTO TV SHOWS AND MOVIES
by John DeNardo

Although most diehard readers prefer books over movies, they greet news of TV and film adaptations of the books they love with some amount of trepidation. That's an understandably cautious reaction; Hollywood has butchered more than a few adaptations. But there is also lots to be hopeful about. You get to re-experience the story you loved and others will ...


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7 SCIENCE FICTION NOVELS HEADING TO FILM AND TV
by John DeNardo

You've seen 7 Fantasy Novels Heading to Film and TV. Now let's take a look at the science fiction books coming your way…

 

Coyote by Allen Steele

Last month, I recommended you read Allen Steele's Captain Future origin story Avengers of the Moon. You should also check out his back catalog for his Coyote series, which ...


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FIRE AND ICE (AND WHAT’S IN BETWEEN)
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for The Impostor Queen (The Impostor Queen #1) by Sarah Fine

Cover Story: Questionable Text Placement

BFF Charm: Yay

Swoonworthy Scale: 7

Talky Talk: She Said

Bonus Factor: Elemental Magic

Relationship Status: Fan From the Start

 

Cover Story: Questionable Text Placement

The imagery on this book works perfectly with the story within—the snowflakes, the flames, the ...


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THE PICTURE THAT LAUNCHED A THOUSAND SHIPS
by Mandy Wan

 

BOOK REPORT for Fan Art by Sarah Tregay

 

Cover Story: Montell Jordan
BFF Charm: Heck Yes!
Swoonworthy Scale:
 7
Talky Talk: Hormonally Charged
Bonus Factors:
 Lit Mag, LGBTQ, Tami Taylor Award for Amazing Motherhood
Relationship Status: Honeymoon Stage

Cover Story: Montell Jordan

So simple, so perfect; this cover is straight up bangin'. It's the kind of book ...


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THE MASK YOU WEAR
by Mandy Curtis


BOOK REPORT for Of Metal and Wishes (Of Metal and Wishes #1) by Sarah Fine

Cover Story: Goin’ to the Chapel

BFF Charm: Yay

Swoonworthy Scale: 5

Talky Talk: Dreamlike

Bonus Factor: Phantom of the Opera

Anti-Bonus Factor: Series Starter

Relationship Status: Great First Date. But....

 

Cover Story: Goin’ to the Chapel

I took this book to my husband’s ...


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FINDING LIGHT IN THE SHADOW
by Sarah Pitre

 

BOOK REPORT for Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen

Cover Story: A Vast Improvement
BFF Charm: Yay!
Swoonworthy Scale: 8
Talky Talk: Dessentastic

Bonus Factors: Lakeview, A Motley (Dessen) Crew, Tasty Business
Relationship Status: Love

 

Cover Story: A Vast Improvement

I used to complain that all Sarah Dessen covers looked like brochures on Women's Health and Your Changing ...


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DICKENS AND DOOPELGANGERS
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for Tell the Wind and Fire by Sarah Rees Brennan

Cover Story: A Light in Darkness

BFF Charm: Maybe

Swoonworthy Scale: 7

Talky Talk: It Was The Best of Times

Bonus Factors: Dickens Retelling, Doppelgangers

Relationship Status: A Far, Far Better Date That I Go Upon

 

Cover Story: A Light in Darkness

I like this cover—it’s simple ...


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