Search Results: "Sean Bodley"


BOOK REVIEW

Collegium Sorcerorum: Thaddeus and the Daemon by Louis Sauvain
Released: March 6, 2013

"A well-developed addition to Sauvain's ongoing fantasy tale."
Four selfless sorcery apprentices find their resolve tested in Sauvain's (Collegium Sorcerorum: Thaddeus of Beewicke, 2011, etc.) third installment of his epic-fantasy series. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 19, 2012

"A strong cast of characters and an intriguing storyline overshadow the sometimes abundant use of foreign terms known as 'Lingua Imperatoria.'"
Sauvain's (Collegium Sorcerorum: Thaddeus of Beewicke, 2011) second fantasy installment features a foursome of heralded, first-year Collegium students who discover their abilities through a series of unexpected adventures. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A WOODPECKER'S TALE by Sean Cassidy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"Skip. (Picture book. 4-7)"
On his first solo expedition to find food, a woodpecker named Pierce figures out how to evict a skunk from a log full of juicy bugs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"An uneven but very workable guide. (resources, glossary) (Nonfiction. 8-13)"
A tutorial lesson book on programming in Scratch, along with a Web-design primer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WISE YOUNG FOOL by Sean Beaudoin
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"Hit-and-miss humor, but worth a read for budding rock stars. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Smart-mouthed rock guitarist Ritchie Sudden forms a band and spends time in a juvenile-detention facility. Read full book review >

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A WASTE OF GOOD PAPER by Sean Taylor
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2013

"A moving story about hurt children, brave teachers and the poetry within. (author's note) (Fiction. 11-16)"
Through the journal he keeps, Jason Dooley offers readers a window into his life at Heronford, a British school for kids with behavioral and emotional difficulties. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HERE AFTER by Sean Costello
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 15, 2014

"An uneven but often effective missing-child story with a twist."
In Costello's (Squall, 2014, etc.) latest horror novel, a father grieving his son gets clues from beyond the grave about the abduction of another child. Read full book review >

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MOVING TARGETS by Sean Flannery
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 1, 1992

"Quite good."
Flannery (The Kremlin Conspiracy, Eagles Fly), who also writes as David Hagberg (Twister, The Capsule), bravely essays an elaborately complicated spy story in the disarray of the former Soviet states in the near, terribly confused future. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 21, 2009

"Probing analysis and jocular wit, but with observations that may be too familiar."
The commonplace world of Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye is put under the looking glass in this page-by-page interpretive guide by McDaniel (Collected Essays: 1972-2008, etc.). Read full book review >

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VOIDFARER by Sean McMullen
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"A vibrant, thoughtful, spectacular adventure-drama that sags only a trifle towards the end. McMullen borrows freely, but weaves his own magical comedy of horrors. The result: a blast."
Imagine Alexandre Dumas's account of H.G. Wells's Martians invading Terry Pratchett's Discworld. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"A fascinating chronicle of an important chapter in fundamental science."
A leading particle physicist explains why the official confirmation of the existence of the elusive Higgs Boson ("the God Particle") was a world-changing scientific milestone. Read full book review >