Search Results: "Susan McBride"


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VERY BAD THINGS by Susan McBride
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"While the pages may fly, the shortcomings are abundant in this overly ambitious offering. (Mystery. 13-16)"
At an exclusive, picture-perfect prep school, a grisly discovery leads to more sinister—and deadly—revelations. Read full book review >

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THE TRUTH ABOUT LOVE AND LIGHTNING by Susan McBride
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"McBride's modern romance is enhanced by the charm of the supernatural—who doesn't love a hottie whose passion brings lightning—but that doesn't prevent the predictability of the plotting."
Magic, and four decades of unrequited love, form the plot of McBride's latest pajama-party read. Read full book review >

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A MILLION TIMES GOODNIGHT by Kristina McBride
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 5, 2016

"Clever, taut storytelling helps to overcome bland characterization. (Thriller. 13-17)"
Hadley spends the night of her life facing two different but equally dangerous paths. Read full book review >

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Betrayal by Blood and Demons by Ian McBride
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"An admirable but too-squeaky-clean protagonist in a story that capably manages its contentious subject matter."
In first-time novelist McBride's dramatic thriller, a successful businessman is shocked when his troubled teenage son accuses him of molestation. Read full book review >

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PYROMANTIC by Lish McBride
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 21, 2017

"Gruesome, snarky high jinks, with just the right amount of feels. (Fantasy. 14-17)"
Giant snails, terrified kelpies, and supernatural knitting: this is life for the teenagers running supernatural law enforcement in small-town Maine. Read full book review >

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MIRACLE AT ST. ANNA by James McBride
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 4, 2002

"McBride's heart is on his sleeve, but these days it looks just right."
Four Americans from the 92nd Buffalo Division and a Tuscan village endure the worst of the war in a brutal and moving first novel from McBride (a bestselling memoir: The Color of Water, 1996). Read full book review >

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FIVE-CARAT SOUL by James McBride
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"McBride emerges here as a master of what some might call 'wisdom fiction,' common to both The Twilight Zone and Bernard Malamud, offering instruction and moral edification to his readers without providing an Aesop-like moral."
A versatile, illustrious author brings out his first short-fiction buffet for sampling, and the results are provocatively varied in taste and texture; sometimes piquant, other times zesty. Read full book review >

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HOLD ME CLOSER, NECROMANCER by Lish McBride
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Oct. 26, 2010

"Despite uneven pacing and abandoned plot threads, this quirky urban fantasy will compel fans of horror and supernatural romance—and heroic skateboarding slackers. (Urban fantasy. YA)"
After a lighthearted opening packed with Buffy-esque wackiness, Samhain Corvus Lacroix is dragged from his dead-end food-service job into a terrifying magical power struggle. Read full book review >

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FIREBUG by Lish McBride
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 23, 2014

"Deeply enmeshed with a magical world and its impossible choices before readers ever meet her, Ava and her wholly believable despair are a refreshing change from the endless parade of naïve heroines found elsewhere. (Fantasy. 14-16)"
An indentured magical assassin just wants a little peace with her chosen family. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 5, 2016

"An unconventional and fascinating portrait of Soul Brother No. 1 and the significance of his rise and fall in American culture."
National Book Award winner McBride (The Good Lord Bird, 2013, etc.) dissects the career, legacy, and myth of the Godfather of Soul.Read full book review >

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'ROUND MIDNIGHT by Laura McBride
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 2017

"Touching on questions of race and class, McBride doesn't break new ground and doesn't go into much depth but tells a readable story that may appeal to book clubs who'd like to add their own analyses."
An intergenerational tale of four women—white, black, Filipina, and Mexican—set in Las Vegas from the 1950s to the present. Read full book review >