Search Results: "Scott Mebus"


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GODS OF MANHATTAN by Scott Mebus
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2008

"Along with plenty of action, Mebus stuffs his pages with references to New York's history, draws most of the threads together in a suspenseful climax and provides a satisfying sense of resolution at the end while leaving plenty of issues for future episodes. (cast list, map) (Fantasy. 11-13)"
No sooner does 13-year-old Rory become aware of "Manahatta," the world of ghosts, monsters and spirits that twines through the familiar streets of New York City, than he is swept up in a tide of deadly intrigue in this uncommonly entertaining crossover debut. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2009

"Fans of the opener will be delighted to see Rory, Bridget, the awesome Spirit Dog Tucket, the clan of intrepid Battle Roaches and the rest back in action—but can only hope for less talk in future episodes. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
Mebus's romp through mythical "Manahatta" (Gods of Manhattan, 2008) becomes more of a slog in this sequel, but there are still enough oddball characters, scary villains and inspired one-liners to keep the plot ticking over. Read full book review >

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THE BIG HAPPY by Scott Mebus
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 21, 2006

"Wearying fluff."
News flash: Many men are afraid of commitment. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2010

"The ultimate victory is credibly hard-won, and though the tale's internal logic doesn't bear close inspection, overall it's turned out to be a grand adventure. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
Mebus (probably) concludes his tangled but inventive epic, cranking up the struggle among New York City's supernatural residents to a climactic battle in Central Park. Read full book review >

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BOOTY NOMAD by Scott Mebus
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"A medical first: a male writer with Bridget Jones Disease."
Bright lights, big city, single guy: tedious debut from performer and fringe TV personality Mebus. Read full book review >

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by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for Violet Grenade by Victoria Scott

Cover Story: Pretty Deadly
BFF Charm: Caution!
Swoonworthy Scale: 6
Talky Talk: Unreliable Narrator
Bonus Factor: Mysterious Loner Dude
Anti-Bonus Factor: Awful Grownups
Relationship Status: Friends?

Trigger Warning: Violet Grenade features scenes of attempted assault, abuse, and bullying, and touches on very dark themes of death and murder. Some situations might be ...


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BEST BOOKS OF 2016: PATRICIA BELL-SCOTT
by Maya Payne Smart

In The Firebrand and the First Lady, scholar Patricia Bell-Scott illuminates the unlikely friendship between two historic American women. Radical civil and women’s rights activist Pauli Murray and first lady Eleanor Roosevelt corresponded for years and swayed one another’s social justice aims and strategies. Their views never converged, but Bell-Scott makes a compelling case that they grew with and toward ...


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PIRATES OF THE SILVER COAST by Scott Chantler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"This rollicking serial adventure continues to please. (Graphic fantasy. 10-12)"
In their fifth outing, former circus acrobat Dessa and her nonhuman companions take ship for the "dark island" of Astaroth—first with a smuggler and then with a pirate king (who isn't exactly a king). Read full book review >

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THE CAPTIVE PRINCE by Scott Chantler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Nary a dull moment, nor even a slow one in this escapade's latest outing. (Graphic fantasy. 10-12)"
Three fugitives and a bookish young prince repeatedly rescue one another in the latest episode of this particularly adventuresome graphic-novel series. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2007

"This gladdening little read can act as a terrific impetus for adults and children to compare and list what brings them everyday happiness. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Light and humorous, this is a sweet revelation of life's simple and attainable joys. Read full book review >