Search Results: "Stephanie Burgis"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

KAT, INCORRIGIBLE by Stephanie Burgis
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 5, 2011

"Enjoyable mayhem ensues. (Historical fantasy. 10 & up)"
Romance, humor and magic mark this brisk debut novel, the first of a trilogy set in an alternative Regency England. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CONGRESS OF SECRETS by Stephanie Burgis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"While everything wraps up a bit too neatly—with a literally theatrical climax—Burgis paints an engaging cast and has a fine eye for the details of 1814 Vienna. History buffs will find this to be a tasty, if airy, bit of strudel."
Against an intriguing backdrop of the historical congress of nations that met to divvy up Europe after Napoleon Bonaparte's defeat, Burgis (Masks and Shadows, 2016) sets a tenacious survivor against a magic-wielding emperor of Austria. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RENEGADE MAGIC by Stephanie Burgis
Released: April 3, 2012

"Recommended for readers who like their fantasy seasoned with feisty characters and nonstop action. Roll over, Jane Austen! (author's note) (Historical fantasy. 10 & up)"
Kat Stephenson, incorrigible as ever, returns to sow more magical chaos in a Regency England where families tainted by witchcraft are shunned in polite Society. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DRAGON WITH A CHOCOLATE HEART by Stephanie Burgis
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 30, 2017

"A gloriously fresh story to be read with a steaming cup of chocolate at hand. (Fantasy. 8-14)"
Aventurine is tired of being treated like a baby hatchling. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 24, 2015

"An earnest, eye-opening, important account for Western readers."
A brave, excoriating exposé of the systematic ruination of resource-rich countries of Africa, leaving "penury and strife" for its millions of inhabitants. Read full book review >

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IT WAS A PLEASURE TO BURN
by Mandy Wan

BOOK REPORT for The Arsonist by Stephanie Oakes

Cover Story: Fire and Water Big Faces
BFF Charm: Let Me Love You x 3
Swoonworthy Scale:
 2
Talky Talk: She Says, He Said, She Said
Bonus Factors:
 Unsolved Mystery, Loyal Pet
Relationship Status: Keeping the Fire Alive

Cover Story: Fire and Water Big Faces

It's rare, but every once in ...


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BOOK REVIEW

COMPLICIT by Stephanie Kuehn
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 24, 2014

"Smart, gripping genre fiction. (Thriller. 14-18)"
A bright, conflicted hero struggles to free himself from the past's tightening bonds in this corkscrew of a thriller. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EXTRACTION by Stephanie Diaz
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 22, 2014

"Half-baked, confusing and highly derivative. (Science fiction. 12-17)"
Another Hunger Games-wannabe latecomer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHARM & STRANGE by Stephanie Kuehn
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 11, 2013

"A high-powered voice rich in charismatic style and emotional intensity illuminates this ambitious debut that doesn't quite live up to its potential. (Fiction. 13 & up)"
From his opening announcement, "I don't feel the presence of God here," Andrew Winston Winters pulls readers into his story, alternating between his desperate life at an upscale Vermont boarding school and his grim, shadowed Virginia childhood. Read full book review >