Posts tagged with mccormick-templeman

Feb 18 2014

The Glass Casket, by McCormick Templeman


McCormick Templeman's novel The Glass Casket swipes most of its most memorable images from various classic fairytales: twin rose bushes, a girl in a red cloak, the titular glass casket. The rest of the story feels equally cobbled together, resulting in an ambitious but flawed mash-up of horror, romance, and magic...

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Feb 18 2014

Weekly Book Giveaway: The Glass Casket, by McCormick Templeman


This week's Book Giveaway pick is McCormick Templeman's The Glass Casket. We wrote a positive review of Ms. Templeman's first book The Little Woods a few years ago—we described it as "sufficiently entertaining to read in a single sitting," but complained about its weak love triangle and the implausible number of SAT words the author sprinkled throughout the text—so my expectations are high...

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Sep 25 2012

The Little Woods, by McCormick Templeman


I was drawn to McCormick Templeman's debut novel The Little Woods as soon as I pulled it out of the publishers' box. The cover art and title managed to be simultaneously elegant, menacing, and teen-girl-friendly, and it appeared to be a murder mystery without a paranormal element—a rare beast, at least as far as YA books are concerned...

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Sep 24 2012

Weekly Book Giveaway: The Little Woods, by McCormick Templeman


Uh... this is less a recent review than a "book we're going to review tomorrow", but whatever: this week's Wordcandy Weekly Book Giveaway selection is McCormick Templeman's The Little Woods...

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