Search Results: "Scarlett Thomas"


BOOK REVIEW

SCARLETT by Cathy Cassidy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"This blend of teen angst and the magical will most definitely appeal to middle-school girls. (Fiction. 11-15)"
Twelve-year-old Scarlett has been expelled from school one time too many following her parents' divorce, so her mother sends her to live with her father, who she hates. Read full book review >

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IN YOUR FACE by Scarlett Thomas
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"Thomas strives to be clever, but her transparent clues, feeble attempts at misdirection, and whiney heroine are way off the mark. Maybe she'll put the more engaging Star and Lucy's dad front and center next time."
Three dead women and the missing tabloid reporter who put their How-I-Was-Stalked stories in print arouse the sleuthing quasi-expertise of quasi-hip 20-something Lucy Pascale. Read full book review >

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SCARLETT DEDD by Cathy Brett
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 14, 2012

"Readers willing to stay with this slow-moving story won't find much new here other than good pictures. (Horror. 14 & up)"
Quirky illustrations and mildly dark humor isn't enough to overcome the pedestrian nature of this British horror novel. Read full book review >

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OUR TRAGIC UNIVERSE by Scarlett Thomas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"For the omnivorous reader who, like Meg, can't get enough of the insights and passions and theories and inner lives of others, Thomas's fifth novel (The End of Mr. Y, 2006, etc.) should be an addictive delight."
Freewheeling intellectual journey with no destination. Read full book review >

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POPCO by Scarlett Thomas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 3, 2005

"Thought-provoking fiction for the Digital Age."
The author of the agreeable but aimless Going Out (2004) finds a sense of direction in this ambitious novel, which quietly but scathingly critiques consumerist society. Read full book review >

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DEAD CLEVER by Scarlett Thomas
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"But the drab heroine and the preposterous plot she's mired in make this debut less than auspicious."
The first of a trilogy inaugurating the Kate's Mystery Books imprint features unimpressive Lily Pascale, who hightails it back to Devon when she tires of her nonsuccess in London—a boyfriend who cheats on her and auditions that never lead to parts. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"The end result ought to be risible, but Jarvis pulls it off, to stunning effect. (Horror. 10-14)"
A rousing tale of horror and heroism, this last prequel to the Deptford Mice trilogy stands well alone, as the doughty shipmouse Thomas Triton at last reveals his tragic past. Read full book review >

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SUITE SCARLETT by Maureen Johnson
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 1, 2008

"However, the authentic charm of the characters and the endearing sweetness of their odd familial relationships do, finally, make this light read worthwhile. (Fiction. YA)"
On her 15th birthday, Scarlett Martin receives the key to one of the shabby-but-elegant suites in her eccentric family's aging Manhattan hotel. Read full book review >

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THE END OF MR. Y by Scarlett Thomas
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 2, 2006

"Delicious cross-genre literary picnic, breezy and fiercely intelligent, reminiscent of Haruki Murakami."
The curiosity of a young academic triggers a journey of wonder and danger. Read full book review >

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GOING OUT by Scarlett Thomas
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 8, 2004

"Sharply observed and dryly funny, but it somewhat too aptly illustrates Julie's warning to Luke that real life is not like TV: 'Stuff happens and there just is no structure.'"
A highly touted Bright Young Brit profiles six aimless friends marking time in Essex. Read full book review >

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DRAGON'S GREEN by Scarlett Thomas
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 30, 2017

"A compelling new fantasy series with an unlikely heroine, quirky helpers, dragons, portals, witches, and wizards. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
This series opener introduces "unprepossessing eleven-year-old" Effie Truelove and her classmates at Tusitala School for the Gifted, Troubled and Strange who discover their magical powers trying to rescue some special books. Read full book review >