Search Results: "Tessa Gratton"


BOOK REVIEW

THE LOST SUN by Tessa Gratton
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 25, 2013

"When gods other than Baldur finally appear, things get interesting; maybe future installments will begin there. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
When the god Baldur the Beautiful vanishes, can two teens rescue him and win their hearts' desires? Read full book review >

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THE STRANGE MAID by Tessa Gratton
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 10, 2014

"Fans of the first book and lovers of Norse legend may enjoy, but there's better for fantasy-adventure lovers. (Fantasy. 14-17)"
Can Signy solve the riddle that stands between her and her rightful place among the Valkyrie? Read full book review >

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THE BLOOD KEEPER by Tessa Gratton
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 28, 2012

"But this isn't a tale for thinking; it's all about feeling: Passion, heartbreak, yearning and dread bleed from every page. A perfect book for those who loved Wuthering Heights and are looking for an essentially American gothic. (Horror. 14 & up)"
Blood and roses, love and death, past and present, the mundane and the magical; all intertwine in this dark fantasy, a stand-alone companion to the well-received Blood Magic (2011). Read full book review >

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THE ANATOMY OF CURIOSITY by Maggie Stiefvater
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"At its best, this is an accessible guidebook for creating fiction that illustrates the complexity of the process while offering practical tips for managing it. (Fiction. 12-18)"
In this second collaboration inspired by their writing blog (The Curiosities, 2012), three fantasy novelists aim to illuminate their craft through stories created for that purpose. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"For those with dark hearts looking for the edgier side of paranormal fiction, this will be something to stay up with at night. (Anthology/paranormal. 14 & up)"
The paranormal trio of Gratton, Stiefvater and Yovanoff here translate their collective writings from their blog, Merry Sisters of Fate, into a collection of stories that feature Nordic mythology, murderers and secrets. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALEX IN ROME by Tessa Duder
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"A scrupulous note separates fact from fiction—the protagonists only seem real. (Fiction. 12-16)"
In Lane Three, Alex Archer (1989) introduced a thoughtful, independent-minded champion swimmer. Read full book review >

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DIAMONDS IN DISGUISE by Tessa Barclay
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2009

"Barclay offers a genuine puzzle, but as usual, it takes a back seat to local color and royal shenanigans."
Crown Prince Gregory (To Die For, 2007, etc.) heads to Rome to help his grandmother out of a royal mess. Read full book review >

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A HANDFUL OF DUST by Tessa Barclay
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"As Greg and Liz's romance spins busily in the background, Barclay wisely sets her mystery front and center. Only a too-pat solution mars the brisk dialogue and well-clued plot."
Crown Prince Gregory is abroad again and up to his royal ears in murder. Read full book review >

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A BETTER CLASS OF PERSON by Tessa Barclay
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2003

"A pipe dream of upscale fantasy with little mystery, less suspense, and no romance to speak of, but a good deal of hobnobbing with the rich and formerly titled."
Some birthday parties just aren't meant to be fun. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHADOW OF THE RAVEN by Tessa Harris
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"The opening of Harris' (The Lazarus Curse, 2014, etc.) latest 18th-century romantic mystery nearly bogs down in back story. Once it gains momentum, however, one disaster relentlessly follows another for the lovelorn doctor from the Colonies."
Deception, murder and land wars thwart Dr. Thomas Silkstone's latest attempt to find happiness with his beloved Lydia. Read full book review >

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THE TREE OF RED STARS by Tessa Bridal
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 27, 1997

"The Uruguayan-born Bridal, now living in the US, is a writer to watch. (Author tour)"
A luminously written debut novel, winner of the 1997 Milkweed Prize for Fiction, about love and ideals under siege in 1960s Uruguay. Read full book review >

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DO YOU WANT TO START A SCANDAL by Tessa Dare
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"A gratifying romance despite some flaws."
When she tries to warn a marquess to stay away from her at a house party where they'll be guests for the next two weeks—because she knows her mother will try to set them up in some embarrassing way—Charlotte Highwood winds up compromised. In trying to prove her innocence, she falls in love with the man, who's sworn he'll never love anyone. Read full book review >