Search Results: "Suzanne Weyn"


BOOK REVIEW

FICTION
Released: April 1, 2009

"For readers who can accept the premise, this is a page-turner. (Historical fantasy. 13 & up)"
As a clever and independent young woman, Jane is skeptical of her mother's work as a renowned spirit medium but not willing to write it off completely; her fate hinges on her agnosticism. Read full book review >

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EMPTY by Suzanne Weyn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"This effort, though worthy, is unlikely to be taken seriously by its intended audience. (Science fiction. 11-13)"
A likely scenario driving this eco-disaster doesn't quite compensate for a heavy agenda and a wonderfully convenient plot twist. Read full book review >

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THE BAR CODE PROPHECY by Suzanne Weyn
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"Appetizing flashes of wit and occasional vivid moments leave readers hungry for a real meal. (Science fiction. 12-16)"
The third installment of this series about bar-coded humans, set in the near future, gets off to a strong start, but flimsy characterization and slipshod storytelling sink the promising high concept. Read full book review >

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THE TITANIC LOCKET by Suzanne Weyn
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 29, 2014

"Mild goose bumps for readers who prefer their ectoplasm served up in buckets. (Horror. 8-10)"
Spectral voyagers practically outnumber the living ones on a re-enactment of the Titanic's cruise in this ghost-happy series opener. Read full book review >

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INVISIBLE WORLD by Suzanne Weyn
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"Despite a too-tidy ending, it is an interesting, fast-paced blend of mystical and scientific reasoning. (Historical fantasy. 13 & up)"
Weyn once again uses the supernatural to invent an alternate version of history (Distant Waves, 2009), this time the Salem Witch Trials. Read full book review >

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BIONIC by Suzanne Weyn
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"While experimental technology can spark wild 'what ifs,' even 'what ifs' need explanations, and lacking some details, Mira's transformation is unfortunately too extreme to mainstain willing suspension of disbelief. (Fiction. 13-18)"
A talented white athlete and musician, high school senior Mira has a shot at a lacrosse scholarship—until she and her band hit a fuel truck on the way to a gig. Read full book review >

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DR. FRANKENSTEIN'S DAUGHTERS by Suzanne Weyn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"This thriller is saddled with such a wildly contorted plot that readers may be more inclined to snort than sigh. (afterword) (Gothic romance. 11-14)"
Abandoned at birth, twin teen sisters Giselle and Ingrid discover that they've inherited a castle in the Orkneys from their father, Victor. Read full book review >

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SUZANNE VALADON by June Rose
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 25, 1999

In this entertaining and informative book, Rose (Modigliani: The Pure Bohemian, 1991) chronicles the tumultuous life of a French woman whose exceptional talent and determination earned her the admiration of her more famous contemporaries. Read full book review >

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SUZANNE DAVIS GETS A LIFE by Paula Marantz Cohen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 13, 2014

"Cohen is no Jane Austen, but her latest update on the Marriage Plot is a light romantic comedy featuring witty commentary on contemporary life, enriched by a funny, flawed and likable heroine."
If Jane Austen's heroines can find true love within the confines of their small English villages, why can't a single New Yorker locate Mr. Right among the residents of her large Upper West Side apartment building? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CONFISCATED! by Suzanne Kaufman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"A good book on sharing and for sharing. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Bickering brothers resolve their differences and recover their confiscated toys. Read full book review >

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THE SLEEPY SONGBIRD by Suzanne Barton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"This sleepy narrative doesn't ever really wake up. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A small bird named Little Peep wants to join the other birds singing at sunrise, but he discovers that he isn't an early riser. Read full book review >

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FEEDING FRIENDSIES by Suzanne Bloom
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Give two green thumbs up for the joy of mud pies everywhere. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Getting dirty has never been so much fun. Read full book review >