Search Results: "Cassandra Rose Clarke"


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THE PIRATE'S WISH by Cassandra Rose Clarke
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 4, 2013

"Thrilling action combines with surprising character revelations in this satisfying sequel. (Fantasy. 13 & up)"
Swashbuckling, brash pirate Ananna fights her growing attraction to Naji, the Jadorr'a assassin once sent to kill her, while trying to break the impossible curse binding them together (The Assassin's Curse, 2012). Read full book review >

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OUR LADY OF THE ICE by Cassandra Rose Clarke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"An ambitious novel set in a richly imagined world but impeded by its glacial pace."
A sci-fi mystery involving robots and revolutionaries. Read full book review >

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THE MAD SCIENTIST'S DAUGHTER by Cassandra Rose Clarke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"An ambitious tale that doesn't quite deliver."
A reissue of Clarke's (Our Lady of the Ice, 2015, etc.) 2013 novel about the relationship between a roboticist's daughter and the android she's known since childhood. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"A ripsnorting series opener; may the sequels arrive soon. (Fantasy. 13 & up)"
A kick-ass pirate heroine gets into and out of (mostly into) trouble in this invigorating fantasy. Read full book review >

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CLAIR-DE-LUNE by Cassandra Golds
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 14, 2006

"Twaddle—and sloppy twaddle at that. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Goopily sentimental, drearily didactic, with not a single emotion un-telegraphed or story trope un-pilfered, this forced effort will appeal to only the most unsophisticated romantic. Read full book review >

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QUEEN OF BROKEN HEARTS by Cassandra King
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 6, 2007

"A provocative treatise on the blessings and curses of marriage and middle age."
Alabama divorce coach tends to her flock. Read full book review >

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CITY OF HEAVENLY FIRE by Cassandra Clare
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 27, 2014

"Bloated. (Fantasy. 13 & up)"
The myriad magical, societal and romantic story threads of two series and nine books conclude without living up to the series' purple promise. Read full book review >

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SHADOWHUNTERS AND DOWNWORLDERS by Cassandra Clare
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 29, 2013

"Self-serving, but enjoyable for committed fans. (Nonfiction 15-18)"
A selection of essays about the Mortal Instruments series edited by the series' author offers a couple of gems and a lot that's not. Read full book review >

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CLOCKWORK PRINCE by Cassandra Clare
FANTASY
Released: Dec. 6, 2011

"A purple page turner. (Fantasy. 13-16)"
This sequel to Clockwork Angel (2010) pits gorgeous, attractively broken teens against a menacing evil. Read full book review >

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CITY OF GLASS by Cassandra Clare
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: March 24, 2009

"Derivative though it may be, melodramatic emotional wallowing has never been so much fun. (Fantasy. YA)"
How could things possibly work out for Shadowhunter Clary in this trilogy conclusion? Read full book review >

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A PARLIAMENT OF SPIES by Cassandra Clark
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 31, 2012

"Mystery takes a back seat to copious historical detail in Hildegard's pleasing fourth adventure."
Sister Hildegard has had many a foreign adventure, but her latest escapade in 14th-century England is more dangerous than most. Read full book review >

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THE LAW OF ANGELS by Cassandra Clark
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 12, 2011

"Intricately plotted and rich in vivid historical detail, the three interlocking mysteries create an engrossing, fascinating tale."
Sister Hildegard again defends the innocent amid political intrigue in medieval Yorkshire (The Red Velvet Turnshoe, 2009, etc.). Read full book review >