Search Results: "Stephanie Brockway"


BOOK REVIEW

THE MYSTIC PHYLES by Stephanie Brockway
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2011

"Thin soup next to Monsterology (2008) and like bestiaries, but a draw for fans of coated paper and stamped covers. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
Sketchy infodumps and plotting leave fancy packaging to carry the load in this elaborately decorated journal. Read full book review >

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HIGHLANDER UNDONE by Connie Brockway
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"A smart, captivating romance that is both charming and intense."
A wounded Scottish captain devises a plan to discover the traitor who caused the deaths of his men, driving him undercover and forcing him to deceive and possibly endanger the vulnerable woman he's falling in love with. Read full book review >

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NO PLACE FOR A DAME by Connie Brockway
ROMANCE
Released: Dec. 1, 2013

"Clever, sexy, fun and breathtakingly romantic."
The latest from RITA award recipient (The Bridal Season, 2001, etc.) and Minnesota resident Brockway. Read full book review >

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THE UNNOTICEABLES by Robert Brockway
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 7, 2015

"A nasty, freaky, and haphazardly funny horror story."
A punk-rock vagabond circa 1977 and a struggling Hollywood stuntwoman circa 2013 find themselves connected through a grotesque paranormal underground society. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"And once again Brockway poses that challenging and provocative question: Why don't they?"
Brockway (The End of Economic Man, 1991, etc.) provides here a selection from ten years of musings on ``The Dismal Science'' from his monthly column for The New Leader. Read full book review >

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A DEAL'S A DEAL by Stephanie Blake
ANIMALS
Released: July 26, 2011

"While Blake's vibrantly colored, childlike pictures are appealing, the text lacks a certain je ne sais quois. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Blake follows her first picture book about Simon the Super Rabbit, I Don't Want to Go to School (2009), with a disappointingly underdeveloped story about two friends and their toys. Read full book review >

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REBELLION by Stephanie Diaz
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"Implausibly unintelligent characters populate this tired plot. (Science fiction. 12-17)"
Clementine must rally resistance against an evil government. Read full book review >

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DELICATE MONSTERS by Stephanie Kuehn
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 9, 2015

"A chilling look into heartache and reckless redemption—not for the faint of heart. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Three troubled teenagers. One is as cruel as she pleases, another is riddled with guilt, and the third sees terrifying visions. Their lives intersect and explode in a California town where picturesque grapevines grow and ugly secrets are exposed. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2015

"A nifty supplement to traditional nonfiction and fiction on the period. (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
Bearce's latest installment in the Top Secret Files series introduces young readers to the Cold War. Read full book review >

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MY TRUE LOVE GAVE TO ME by Stephanie Perkins
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"It's that rarest of short story collections: There's not a single lump of coal. (Short stories. 12-18)"
Holidays meet romance in a Christmas- and Hanukkah-themed collection featuring some of teen fiction's most prominent names. Read full book review >

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STOLEN MAGIC by Stephanie Burgis
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 2, 2013

"Kat's fans will want to hang on for Book 4. (Historical fantasy. 10 & up)"
Romance, intrigue and scandalous magic among the mostly highborn in Regency England. Read full book review >

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SOPHIE HARTLEY by Stephanie Greene
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2010

"Girls undergoing the same growing-up trials will be happy to have Sophie make them laugh. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Greene entertains with another story about the irrepressible Sophie (Queen Sophie Hartley, 2005, and Sophie Hartley, On Strike, 2006). Read full book review >