NZ LISTENER, December 20-26 2003.
A Listener 2003 Best Book Of The Year
"... It's brilliantly imaginative and admirably gripping, but nowhere near as scary as its cover."
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MANAWATU STANDARD, July 30 2004
Reveiwed by Charlotte Irons, 12.
"... I loved the descriptive language about
Roivan's special abilities and her species. I
enjoyed this book a lot and now plan to read
the second one."
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NORTH & SOUTH, November 2003 - Pg 104.
" Wellington writer Glynne MacLean's first novel Roivan (Penguin, pb, $17.00) entrances from chapter one."
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BART - Bays and Remuera Times, November 5, 2003. Reviewed by Barbara Weil.
"... This book is quite riveting. Even adult readers will be caught up (in) this compelling story. For those with a less scientific bent the author included a glossary of the terms. The characters are well drawn and Glynne MacLean paints a picture of a
future world that is quite unlike ours, but has many similarities. ... Buy this book for a science-keen teenager, but read it yourself first."
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- A Children's Literature Foundation of New Zealand Notable Book 2004.
KIWIreviews - www.kiwireviews.co.nz
KIWIreviews gave Roivan 10 out of 10 for value for money, 9 out of 10 for readability and realism - rating an overall 9 out of 10.
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MAGPIES, November 2003 - Pg 8 NZ Supplement.
"...I'm looking forward to Book Two. ... The book is true science fiction, with a host of unfamiliar words and concepts that need to be understood by the reader. The plot is complex and satisfying ... the author has successfully conveyed, through Roivan an interesting theme of the bewilderment of children in a world rendered incomprehensible by the machinations of adults ... best for sci-fi fans of about 12 and upwards..."
CAPITAL TIMES September 17, 2003 - Pg 15.
"...her first published novel is a fast moving, entertaining read which all ages will enjoy..."
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CONTACT August 21, 2003 - Pg 12.
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Teenage Fiction: Short Reviews by Lorraine Orman
"...This is Book One of the A'nzarian Chronicle, and I'm looking forward to the next book. Roivan is a young humanoid girl with remarkable telepathic and telekinetic abilities who becomes involved in an inter-galactic power struggle. It's a true scifi story, so would best for scifi fans of about 12 and up...."