Search Results: "Sean Meyrick Hanley"


BOOK REVIEW

THE CONVERTIBLE LIFE by Sean Meyrick Hanley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 17, 2013

"A cautionary tale about the heights and depths of fame and family."
Hanley's debut novel tells a tale of twin brothers in a drug-and-sex-fueled psychological whirlwind. Read full book review >

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THE LAST WITNESS by Denzil Meyrick
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 15, 2015

"Meyrick takes the low road."
A Glasgow mob boss seemingly returns from the dead to exact his revenge on those who brought down his empire and sent him to prison in this exceptionally brutal debut. Read full book review >

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THE SEER AND THE SWORD by Victoria Hanley
FANTASY
Released: Dec. 15, 2000

"Nonetheless, an impressive debut. (Fiction. 11+)"
A well-crafted fantasy grapples with the ambiguities of violence. Read full book review >

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THE LIGHT OF THE ORACLE by Victoria Hanley
Released: May 10, 2005

"Too little suspense, depth, or wonder, and far too much teen soap opera, make this misfire eminently skippable. (Fantasy. 12+)"
Stock characterization and puerile romance dull a promising fantasy. Read full book review >

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FADE TO BLUE by Sean Beaudoin
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"This lack of convention is not necessarily a bad thing, but will definitely require patient readers who are content to be left with more questions than answers. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
Stellar wit and a thrilling pace become mired in complicated plotting in this promising but at times frustrating effort. Read full book review >

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SLOPPY WANTS A HUG by Sean Julian
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"Short, simple, sweet—and more than likely to spur some similarly slobbery affection between parent and child. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Dewdrop the fairy is willing to give every forest creature a hug—except for Sloppy the tree dragon. What has Sloppy done? Read full book review >

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THE HEALER’S KEEP by Victoria Hanley
Released: Oct. 15, 2002

"Solid and satisfying. (Fantasy. 12+)"
Four young people divided by geography, class, and philosophy come together in the dream realm to fight the powers of darkness. Read full book review >

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WONDER WOMAN UNBOUND by Tim Hanley
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2014

"A richly detailed, often surprising work of comic-book scholarship."
Hanley traces the long, strange existence of Wonder Woman, the world's most famous female superhero and complicated feminist icon. Read full book review >

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VIOLET WINGS by Victoria Hanley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2009

"The well-realized world and believable main character make this a worthwhile read. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Fairies, genies, pixies and trolls: material for preschoolers' books? Read full book review >