Search Results: "Tui T. Sutherland"


BOOK REVIEW

THE LOST HEIR by Tui T. Sutherland
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"Entertaining, but rugged. (Adventure. 9-12)"
The dragonets of prophecy, free of both the Talons of Peace and the evil SkyWing queen, travel to the SeaWings' palace, hoping to find a safe haven from their many enemies. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MENAGERIE by Tui T. Sutherland
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 12, 2013

"Unfortunately, the story itself lays an egg. For a really magical book about mythical animals, readers should try The Forgotten Beasts of Eld, by Patricia McKillip (1974). (Fantasy. 9-12)"
Numerous books have successfully built on a premise of human interaction with mythical creatures, but this one is overstuffed and convoluted. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"That last may actually draw some readers, but so far Sutherland only promises the level of imagination and humor that Rick Riordan delivers in his similarly premised Lightning Thief (2005) and Sea of Monsters (April 2006). (Fantasy. 11-13)"
In an opener that's stronger on character development than internal logic, Sutherland introduces a handful of teenagers with supernatural abilities who are suddenly cast seven decades into a future nearly devoid of humanity but well populated with robot predators and gene-spliced chimeras. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DRAGON ON TRIAL by Tui T. Sutherland
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 11, 2014

"Busy, busy…but funny, funny too, not to mention positively stuffed with exotic fauna. (map) (Fantasy. 10-12)"
New threats to the existence of a hidden refuge for magical and mythical animals occupy a trio of young sleuths in this droll middle volume. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THIS MUST BE LOVE by Tui T. Sutherland
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"The ping-ponging format and awkwardly shifting POV, however, makes the story wearisome and confusing as it tries too hard to playfully salute the original in aggressively modern terms. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Shakespeare's tangled love romp, A Midsummer Night's Dream is fodder yet again for a contemporary retelling, this time set in a typical American high school preparing for a staging of Romeo and Juliet. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DRAGONET PROPHECY by Tui T. Sutherland
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2012

"Exciting, but not outstanding. (dragon taxonomy) (Fantasy. 9-12)"
Five young dragonets find themselves destined to fulfill a prophecy that will end the war between the dragons. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Threading in revelations, dangerous encounters and tongue-in-cheek comments, Sutherland rounds out her leisurely but ultimately engrossing epic in style. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
The Avatars trilogy comes to a sturdy close with visits to several underworlds and the exposure of divine deception on a grand scale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHADOW FALLING by Tui T. Sutherland
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Gamers with a literary bent may be drawn in. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
Set in a future Manhattan nearly devoid of people but well-stocked with squabbling gods of several pantheons, this second episode adds even more Avatars—teenaged mortals imbued with the powers of a selected deity and sent forth to duke it out with each other until one achieves supremacy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LUCKY DOG by Kirby Larson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2014

"A varied and heartwarming set of doggy tales...or is that tails? (Short stories. 9-12)"
Thirteen dog-loving authors contribute 12 short stories about dogs at the Pawley Rescue Center and the humans who love them. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

T by Mitchell J. Rycus
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 23, 2013

"A fascinating tale of how chance interconnects the lives of a handful of strangers."
In Rycus' (The Soil Is Dead, 2012, etc.) novel, a dying man receives an unexpected gift while vacationing in Bali. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

T. VEG by Smriti Prasadam-Halls
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"'Because they know it's true… / The best thing in the world is being happy being you!' (Picture book. 4-8)"
Reg loves to munch the veg—unfortunately he's a T. Rex. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

T ZERO by Italo Calvino
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 10, 1969

"But in science fiction he's a sophisticated novelty."
More Cosmicomics (1968) with the same concerns and conceits. Read full book review >