Search Results: "Tamora Pierce"


BOOK REVIEW

STREET MAGIC by Tamora Pierce
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"A must for Pierce's many fans, and a solid choice for those interested in a different take on gangs, faraway lands, or just good imaginative fantasy. (Fiction. 9-14)"
Pierce (Magic Steps, 2000, etc.) continues to individually develop her quartet of adolescent mages. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FANTASY
Released: Feb. 22, 2011

"A mixed bag with many ardent, needful tales of girls discovering inner resources. (Short stories/fantasy. 12-16)"
In this collection, Pierce's fantasy worlds teem with a wide variety of heroines: math prodigies, shepherds and martial artists, primarily girls of color, mostly fighting sexism. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TRICKSTER’S QUEEN by Tamora Pierce
FANTASY
Released: Sept. 28, 2004

"Thrilling fun, despite its flaws. (Fantasy. 12-16)"
A mix of best and worst in this exciting but oddly paced conclusion to the Trickster duet. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WILD MAGIC by Tamora Pierce
Released: Oct. 30, 1992

"No doubt to be continued since, at the end, Daine is left with a baby dragon to raise. (Fiction. 10+)"
Daine (13)—father unknown, mother killed by bandits—has "wild magic'': an empathy with animals so deep that, until she meets the wizard Numair, she's in danger of turning animal herself. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLOODHOUND by Tamora Pierce
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 28, 2009

"After all, the detail-oriented, plodding movement of the story—much like Beka's own method—builds to a well-established, satisfying revelation. (Fantasy. 11-14)"
In this second volume in Pierce's historical Tortall trilogy, Beka Cooper is now a junior Dog (police officer) in the Corus slums. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COLD FIRE by Tamora Pierce
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2001

"An absolute must for fans of the series, the minimal backstory also makes this an exciting and thoughtful stand-alone fantasy. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Pierce turns somber in her saga of young mages-in-training (Street Magic, 2000, etc.), as the smith-mage Daja encounters a more sinister side to fire—and humanity. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WOLF-SPEAKER by Tamora Pierce
FANTASY
Released: April 1, 1994

"Fantasy fodder, but only for the famished. (Fiction. 10+)"
Pierce continues the story of Daine and her mentor Numair (Wild Magic, 1992). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WILL OF THE EMPRESS by Tamora Pierce
FANTASY
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Satisfying. (Fantasy. 12-14)"
Tris, Sandry, Briar and Daja return in the latest Circle book, but their formerly close friendship has weakened as they've grown apart on their separate adventures. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TRICKSTER’S CHOICE by Tamora Pierce
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 23, 2003

"A ripping good yarn that introduces a new series. (Fiction. 10-15)"
The new Tortall page-turner will delight existing fans and create many more. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHATTERGLASS by Tamora Pierce
FANTASY
Released: April 1, 2003

"Her fans will undoubtedly clamor for further updates on her likable young mages and their fascinating world. (Fiction. 11+)"
Pierce continues her successful blend of high fantasy, grisly suspense, and wry social commentary in this conclusion to the second series starring her quartet of adolescent mages. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAGIC STEPS by Tamora Pierce
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2000

"It ends well, and with the promise of more stirring tales to come. (Fiction. 10-13)"
In vibrant language and with great energy, Pierce spins out the story of Sandry (Circle of Magic, 1997) for the Circle Opens quartet. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CIRCLE OF MAGIC by Tamora Pierce
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"First in a series, this is a rich and satisfying read. (Fiction. 11-13)"
In a fantasy set in mythical lands surrounding the Pebbled Sea, four young people come to terms with the pain that life has dealt them, the prejudices they've inherited, and the unrecognized magical powers they were born with. Read full book review >