Search Results: "Signe Pike"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 2, 2010

"'In chasing the beliefs I had as a child, I'd somehow managed to grow up'—into a person easily as captivating as her quarry."
A search for faeries—and magic in general—allows former book editor Pike to reclaim a happier, more engaged life. Read full book review >

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FALLING by Christopher Pike
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"Gussied up with Kelly's allusions to world mythology and lines from Dante, this is stylishly written, but it's the corkscrew plotting and twisted imagination that provide the (guilty) pleasures here."
Gruesome serial killings, a faked death, kidnapping, pervy sex, mind games and a revenge fantasy—pretty sick, but pretty sensational. Read full book review >

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DESTINED by Aprilynne Pike
Released: May 1, 2012

"With mediocre exposition and with battles superseding the previous volumes' fluttery abstinence-romance scenes, this won't attract new fans, but it will gratify loyal followers by providing closure. (Paranormal romance. 13 & up)"
The bloom is off the rose in the conclusion of a paranormal romance featuring faeries who are, biologically, plants. Read full book review >

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THE SEASON OF PASSAGE by Christopher Pike
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1992

"Not without its ups and downs but, at its best, both riveting and a back-prickler."
Pike (Sati, 1990) leaves behind the young YA horror/suspense field to show what he can do with horror for adults and scores strongly—in a novel that covers many genres: suspense/fantasy/sf/horror. Read full book review >

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STRANGE GIRL by Christopher Pike
Released: Nov. 17, 2015

"Pensive teen readers might appreciate the book's philosophical questions about the concept of advaita, the recognition of one's 'true self,' but this work better suits Pike's original fans—fans who are far removed from the teenage experience. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)"
An enigmatic new arrival turns the life of a high school rocker upside down. Read full book review >

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EARTHQUAKE by Aprilynne Pike
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 15, 2014

"A twisty, fun read for the paranormal faithful. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)"
Following Earthbound (2013), Tavia's missing memories hold the key to saving the world. Read full book review >

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BLACK KNIGHT by Christopher Pike
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 2, 2014

"Those overlooking its heroine will enjoy the plot's new spin on the familiar tropes. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)"
Before new witch Jessie Ralle can get the hang of the parallel-world-hopping double life introduced in Witch World (2012), she's tossed into a paranormal version of The Hunger Games. Read full book review >

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LIFE AFTER THEFT by Aprilynne Pike
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 30, 2013

"Aside from its heavenly premise, this brisk, down-to-earth thriller should appeal equally to male and female readers. (Paranormal mystery. 12 & up)"
"There's something about having a fight with a ghost that makes you paranoid in the morning." Read full book review >

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WITCH WORLD by Christopher Pike
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"Underdeveloped characters, a dull plot with high page count and hollow moralizing make for very little to recommend. (Thriller. 14 & up)"
Jessica Ralle expected her graduation trip to Las Vegas to go smoothly—a little bit of drinking, some entertainment and a smidge of gambling before going off to UCLA—but…. Read full book review >

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WINGS  by Aprilynne Pike
FANTASY
Released: May 5, 2009

"Woe unto readers with facial or bodily asymmetry, but the overwritten passages pass quickly and the rest is delicious escapism. (Fantasy. YA)"
In the current crop of supernatural romances, this one stands out for pleasant, non-angsty prose but also for a blunt, archaic equation of physical beauty with moral goodness. Read full book review >

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CIRCLES OF ROUND by Signe Sturup
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 23, 2013

"Ostensibly aimed at very young children, the concepts and text have something a tad middle-aged about them, making this a messy miss. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Although this book deals in circularity, there is something oddly square about the concept and the language. Read full book review >