Search Results: "Will Elliott"


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SHADOW by Will Elliott
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"The narrative terminates in what might be dubbed an anti-cliffhanger: It just stops, and what it all adds up to, or where it's going, is anybody's guess.
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Second, and even more bewildering, entry in the Pendulum trilogy (The Pilgrims, 2014).
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THE PILGRIMS by Will Elliott
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 18, 2014

"Not altogether convincing but it has its charms."
The first entry in the Pendulum fantasy trilogy, from the author of The Pilo Family Circus (2006). Read full book review >

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WORLD'S END by Will Elliott
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 22, 2016

"Fans of the previous volumes won't be disappointed; more skeptical readers can appreciate and admire Elliott's inspired resourcefulness while believing nary a word."
Following Shadow (2015), the final entry in the innovative but opaque Pendulum trilogy. Read full book review >

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ACROSS A WAR-TOSSED SEA by L.M. Elliott
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"Likable protagonists and a fascinating historical backdrop combine for a story well-told. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
In the companion to Under A War-Torn Sky (2003), 14-year-old Charles and his 10-year-old brother, Wesley, feel stranded in the United States after having fled the London Blitz. Read full book review >

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THE PALE ASSASSIN by Patricia Elliott
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 15, 2009

"Violent, thrilling and poised for continuation. (cast of historical and fictional characters, historical note, timeline) (Historical fiction. YA)"
An exciting tale of deranged personal revenge plays out during and through the French Revolution. Read full book review >

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MURKMERE by Patricia Elliott
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"Wonderfully atmospheric and moody—on the border between fantasy and fiction. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Lush gothic fantasy in a culture where religion is based on the Birds of Light and the Birds of Night. Read full book review >

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GIVE ME LIBERTY by L.M. Elliott
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 5, 2006

"Elliott takes her readers seriously, and her author's note tells more about characters and ideas. (chronology, acknowledgments) (Fiction. 9-13)"
When 13-year-old Nathaniel Dunn apprentices to a carriage maker in Williamsburg and is befriended by Basil, an elderly schoolmaster, he finds himself in the midst of the early excitement over conflicts with England. Read full book review >

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SUSPECT RED by L.M. Elliott
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"A tense, engrossing story that effectively captures the suspicion and paranoia that prevailed during American history's darkest chapters. (Historical fiction. 11-14)"
This historical novel revisits the anxious, fearful time of the Cold War, when blacklists, political profiling, and guilt by association ruined the lives of thousands of innocent people and deeply divided the nation. Read full book review >

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WHAT IT MEANS TO LOVE YOU by Stephen Elliott
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 2002

"Crackling with authenticity even as it overflows with despair: this isn't easy reading, but the raw power on its pages can't be denied."
Three characters in search of a life while on the skids in Chicago form the core of Elliott's graphic and grim second outing, based in part, like his Life Without Consequences (2001), on the author's own downtrodden youth in that city. Read full book review >

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YOU ARE ONE OF THEM by Elliott Holt
Released: June 3, 2013

"This debut novel only looks deeply at one character, Sarah, and she is not enough to sustain interest."
A novel that tells the story of best friends who grow up in D.C. during the Cold War, told from the perspective of the one who is less talented, less desirable and more real. Read full book review >