Search Results: "Sarah Porter"


BOOK REVIEW

LOST VOICES by Sarah Porter
Released: July 4, 2011

"A sudden ending to this slow-paced story will leave readers floundering. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
On her 14th birthday, Luce enters a dark world of mermaids in this foreboding yet ultimately uneventful debut. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TENTACLE AND WING by Sarah Porter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"An inventive, charming tale with a strange mix of science and fantasy. (Science fiction. 10-12)"
Ada Lahey has been carrying a secret all of her life, one her father has helped her to keep: though she appears to be a brown-skinned human, 12-year-old Ada is a chimera with infrared vision, seeing hues that others don't. Read full book review >

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VASSA IN THE NIGHT by Sarah Porter
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"An enthralling, magic-tinged read about home, family, love, and belonging. (Urban fantasy. 14 & up)"
Brooklyn is an enchanted kingdom where most aspire to arrive—most of it, that is, the exception being Vassa's working-class neighborhood, where the white teen lives with her stepmother and stepsisters, struggling with the feeling that she does not belong. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHEN I CAST YOUR SHADOW by Sarah Porter
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"A haunting tale of possession that explores the ghostly landscape of dreams and nightmares—but more importantly, the particular dynamics among siblings, both oppressive and redemptive. (Horror. 14-18)"
Porter (Vassa in the Night, 2016, etc.) presents a ghost story in which the dead wait on the far side of dreams. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TWICE LOST by Sarah Porter
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 2, 2013

"In the end, it's really about teen girls just trying to get along and face growing up in a sometimes-hostile world but with the extra burden of being mermaids—making it altogether too similar to so much that's already on the market. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
The final installment of the Lost Voices trilogy continues to drown readers with sluggish details. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WAKING STORMS by Sarah Porter
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 3, 2012

"These efforts are foiled by a surreal island encounter with unexplained, strange voices and a rushed ending that sets up another conflict—and another sequel. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
The slow ebb and flow of Luce's mermaid world in Lost Voices (2011) resumes in this equally sluggish sequel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE RISE AND FALL OF OSCAR THE MAGICIAN by Matthew Porter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"A fine first caper for budding fans of mystery, monkeys, or magic. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Who will be the Magician of the Year? Will honesty or treachery win the day? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FOX ON THE LOOSE! by Matthew Porter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"Here's hoping Porter gets paired up with a writer equal to his visual talents. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)"
A fox is stymied in his nocturnal prowling by a bevy of noisy barnyard animals. Read full book review >

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TAILS CHASING TAILS by Matthew Porter
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 9, 2013

"A delightful and playful romp worthy of an enthusiastic following. (Board book. 1-3)"
In this circular tale (or tail?), readers are encouraged to guess which animal is being chased off the page. Read full book review >

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SEE THE WORLD THROUGH SCARLET-TINTED GLASSES
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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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BOOK REVIEW

I'LL BE WATCHING by Pamela Porter
CLASSICS
Released: Aug. 9, 2011

"Strongly felt, if overstuffed, family drama. (Historical fiction/verse. 12-16)"
Kindness ultimately prevails, but not before hard times and ugly parochialism have their ways with several small-town residents, particularly three orphaned and then abandoned children. Read full book review >