Search Results: "Stephenie Meyer"


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THE CHEMIST by Stephenie Meyer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"Rated B for badass."
A professional torturer on the run from her employers falls in with sexy twin brothers. Read full book review >

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NEW MOON by Stephenie Meyer
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Despite Bella's flat and obsessive personality, this tale of tortured demon lovers entices. (Fantasy. 13-16)"
All is not well between demon-magnet Bella and Edward Cullen, her vampire Romeo. Read full book review >

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TWILIGHT by Stephenie Meyer
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Nonetheless, the portrayal of dangerous lovers hits the spot; fans of dark romance will find it hard to resist. (Fantasy. YA)"
Sun-loving Bella meets her demon lover in a vampire tale strongly reminiscent of Robin McKinley's Sunshine. Read full book review >

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ECLIPSE by Stephenie Meyer
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"Fans of Bella's angst-drenched love triangle will gobble this entry up, and the open-ended conclusion paves the way for Jake's story to come. (Fantasy. YA)"
It's the countdown to graduation and immortality for Bella, since the events of New Moon (2006) have convinced boyfriend Edward to let her join him in vampirism. Read full book review >

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THE HOST by Stephenie Meyer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 6, 2008

"A clever premise and competent writing keep this from turning into a pastiche, though after a couple of hundred pages, readers may wish that just one artery would get punctured."
The body snatchers are coming, but they just want to talk—to themselves. Read full book review >

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HERE COMES THE RECYCLING TRUCK! by Meyer Seltzer
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1992

"Useful. (Nonfiction. 4-8)"
The driver here may be unusual—she's young Elisa Seltzer; otherwise, this simple photo essay details a typical recycling scheme. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET OF THE SCARAB BEETLE by William Meyer
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2016

"An uninspiring series debut. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
After the death of his grandfather, sixth-grader Horace must risk danger to ensure the survival of an entire culture. Read full book review >

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VICTORIA REBELS by Carolyn Meyer
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"The author does not enhance or alter the history; she simply and convincingly translates it into a lively narrative. (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
This absorbing, fictionalized first-person account of Queen Victoria's early life reveals the hardships she endured as a child and young woman. Read full book review >

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BLOODY JACK by L.A. Meyer
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"A first-rate read. (Fiction. 12+)"
Posing as a lad in the late 1790s, a spunky orphan girl secures a job as a ship's boy in the British Navy, a position that becomes compromised by her evolving maturity and love for a fellow crewmember. Read full book review >

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Journey Home by Tori Meyer
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Gentle handling of a difficult but important subject."
Lyrical text and soaring imagery give school-age children a taste of war, peace, freedom, and military service. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Schapiro's writing is focused and thorough but also broad- minded, and the concepts in these essays could easily be applied to the study of contemporary media, ranging from the news to feature films. (85 b&w illustrations, not seen)"
Two dogged essays (one not previously published) on the illustration of text and the appearance of script within images, by the late, seminal art historian. Read full book review >