Search Results: "Anders de la Motte"


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MEMORANDOM by Anders de la Motte
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"Following up his popular Game Trilogy (Bubble, 2014, etc.), de la Motte keeps the reader guessing in this tale of an amnesiac cop and an informant whose very existence we sometimes doubt."
His memory erased by a stroke and a violent car crash, Stockholm police intelligence officer David Sarac is pressured from all sides—not all of them as friendly as they appear—to dredge up information pointing to the whereabouts of his top informant. Read full book review >

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BUBBLE by Anders de la Motte
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"An interesting concept developed into an exciting read."
The finale of a trilogy that presents an unlikely sibling alliance against a mysterious social media game. Read full book review >

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GAME by Anders de la Motte
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 3, 2013

"A taut thriller that will leave the reader excited for the next book in the series."
Siblings are drawn into a dangerous cellphone game with global ramifications. Read full book review >

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BUZZ by Anders de la Motte
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"A timely, realistic thriller about the governance of online information."
The second book of a trilogy from former Swedish policeman and IT security specialist de la Motte (Game, 2013) features a computer whiz and his bodyguard sister continuing their struggle with an ominous Game Master. Read full book review >

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THE HUNTED by Matt de la Peña
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 12, 2015

"A disappointing sequel to the standout The Living (2013). (Science fiction. 14-18)"
After surviving the tsunami that sank their cruise ship, escaping an island harboring a deadly secret and enduring 36 days at sea, three teens and an adult reach what's left of California—a quarantined, anarchic region devastated by earthquakes and a lethal, engineered pandemic. Read full book review >

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CREATURES OF THE NIGHT by Camilla de la Bédoyère
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2014

"Tailor-made for budding zoologists as well as casual browsers. (glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 10-13)"
A slickly produced if arbitrarily ordered gallery of nocturnal wildlife, from leopards to the giant desert hairy scorpion, featuring dozens of close-up portraits and quick, easily graspable facts. Read full book review >

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BLUE BLOODS by Melissa de la Cruz
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: May 1, 2006

"Delightfully trashy. (Fantasy. YA)"
A juicy, voyeuristic peek into the lives of rich Manhattanites—who happen to be vampires. Read full book review >

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I LOVE MOM by Camilla de la Bédoyère
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 5, 2016

"A look at parenthood in the animal kingdom that will have readers poring over the photos. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
Mothers in the animal kingdom tend to their babies just as human mothers do. Read full book review >

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BUGS IN THE BACKYARD by Camilla de la Bédoyère
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 15, 2016

"No substitute for getting down and dirty in the greenery but a good and visually memorable start. (index, glossary) (Nonfiction. 8-11)"
A gallery that will bring young naturalists close—very close—to common creepy-crawlies. Read full book review >

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ALEX AND ELIZA by Melissa de la Cruz
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 11, 2017

"A pleasant diversion for younger teen readers who cannot get enough of all things Hamilton. (Historical fiction. 12-16)"
The unlikely romance between America's first treasury secretary and a young woman from a socially connected family receives fictionalized treatment that speculates on unknown details, ending on their wedding night. Read full book review >

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LATIN SATINS by Terri de la Peña
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 25, 1994

"A broken record."
It's hard to believe that de la Pe§a (Margins, 1992) tries to work terms like ``multicultural,'' ``racist,'' and ``homophobic'' onto almost every page, but she does in this wearying, preachy novel. Read full book review >

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MARGINS by Terri de la Peña
Released: April 1, 1992

"Instead of revealing a potentially rich Chicano texture, the novel's action seems to take place in a vacuum, albeit a politically correct one."
A disappointingly thin first novel about a young Chicana grad student's coming out. Read full book review >