Search Results: "Anna Johansson"


BOOK REVIEW

Shadows of the Sun Dynasty by Vrinda Sheth
Released: March 15, 2016

"An impressive recounting of an ancient South Asian legend."
Sheth (Prince Rama Son of the Solar Dynasty, 2012) retells the Ramayana for a contemporary audience in this YA novel.Read full book review >

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QUEEN OF THE ELEMENTS by Vrinda Sheth
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"A satisfying installment of a YA adaptation of an ancient Indian epic."
Sheth (Shadows of the Sun Dynasty, 2016, etc.) focuses on the exploits of Rama in this second volume of the Sita's Fire Trilogy.Read full book review >

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CUT ME FREE by J.R. Johansson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"A thriller tracing the evolution of a strong-willed protagonist as she rallies against the demons of her past, dampened by forced romance. (Thriller. 12-18)"
After escaping abuse at the hands of her parents, one girl must fight to save herself and those closest to her from a new threat. Read full book review >

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THE ROW by J.R. Johansson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"A great hook with deeply unsatisfying follow-through.(Mystery. 14-18)"
A girl learns a devastating truth. Read full book review >

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PARANOIA by J.R. Johansson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 8, 2014

"A worthy sequel to an imaginative new series. (Paranormal suspense. 12-18)"
This sequel to Insomnia (2013) takes readers further into the minds of the Night Walkers. Read full book review >

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INSOMNIA by J.R. Johansson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 8, 2013

"The premise combines with the tension resulting from Parker's psychological quandary to keep pulses pounding. (Suspense. 12 & up)"
Parker has been unable to sleep for three years, ever since he began to inhabit the dreams of other people. Read full book review >

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MANIA by J.R. Johansson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 8, 2015

"Less mystery but more action finishes the trilogy. (Paranormal suspense. 12-18)"
This conclusion to the Night Walkers trilogy turns into a shoot-'em-up without abandoning its original paranormal premise. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DIGGER DOG by William Bee
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 22, 2014

"Digger-obsessed children will be enthralled, though others may easily pass on this one-note dog. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Digger Dog is obsessed with finding buried bones, but will he be able to dig up the world's largest? Read full book review >

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THE COLOR MONSTER by Anna Llenas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Bright and buoyant. (Pop-up picture book. 5-8)"
A child helps a mixed-up monster sort out its feelings in this inventive pop-up import from Spain. Read full book review >

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LLAMA LLAMA TRICK OR TREAT by Anna Dewdney
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 19, 2014

"This simple holiday title will win Llama Llama new fans, and old friends will want to add it and its companion to their collections. (Board book. 1-2)"
In this board book designed for the littlest llama lovers, adorable-as-ever Llama Llama (Llama Llama Red Pajama, 2005, etc.) gets ready for some Halloween fun. Read full book review >

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THIS BELONGS TO ME by Anna Wray
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2013

"All in all, nifty stuff for the artistically inclined. (Nonfiction. 9-14)"
Snazzy! Funky! Cool stuff, not boring! Somehow the vocabulary seems a little dated, but the idea is fairly neat: making stencils, collages and other items to personalize backpacks, tabletops, jeans and even your skin (jagua or henna tattoos). Read full book review >