Search Results: "Chrissy Lim"


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MONKEYS IN MY HEAD by Chrissy Lim
by Chrissy Lim, illustrated by Dara Toe, developed by PaperPlaneCo
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 7, 2012

"Meager monkey business. (iPad storybook app. 4-8)"
Engaging artwork, superb narration and one extra-sparkly page fail to keep this disjointed story about self-esteem afloat. Read full book review >

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THE CRYSTAL RIBBON by Celeste Lim
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"Fantasy, history, folklore, memorable characters, and even a hint of humor converge for a great read. (Historical fantasy. 9-14)"
This hopeful coming-of-age story weaves together historical facts and spiritual/cultural beliefs to tell a tale of empowerment from the perspective of a poor, young female—one of the lowliest members of society in medieval China. Read full book review >

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DEAR CYBORGS by Eugene  Lim
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2017

"A colorful meditation on friendship and creation nested within a fictional universe."
A childhood friendship marks a young Korean-American man's imagination for life. Read full book review >

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CHARMED PARTICLES by Chrissy Kolaya
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"If the novel occasionally seems to lack subtlety—the phrase 'on the nose' sometimes comes to mind—it's rescued by the sheer strength of its extremely inviting characters."
Part immigration story, part Midwestern pastoral, Kolaya's charming debut maps the schisms of a small Illinois town that's divided over a proposal to build a Superconducting Super Collider at the local research lab. Read full book review >

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THE ASTROLOGER'S DAUGHTER by Rebecca Lim
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 9, 2015

"Teen and adult readers who like their mysteries gritty and literary, with a touch of magic: seek this one out. (Mystery. 15 & up)"
A fiercely realized teen uses astrological skills to solve a heartbreaking mystery. Read full book review >

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DAVID LYNCH by Dennis Lim
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"A streamlined and breezily engaging—but impressively rigorous—evaluation of a unique film talent; essential reading for fans of Lynch and the immersive, elusive worlds he creates."
The director of programming at the Film Society of Lincoln Center delivers a short, sharp reckoning with the dangerous visions of celebrated filmmaker David Lynch. Read full book review >

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EXILE by Rebecca Lim
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 23, 2013

"A page-turning sequel that moves this series forward; it should please fans of the first. (Paranormal thriller. 15-18)"
The second installment in the paranormal-thriller series Mercy draws readers into fast-moving scenes, introduces unpredictable characters and further refines the series' underlying celestial mythology. Read full book review >

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MERCY by Rebecca Lim
FANTASY
Released: May 17, 2011

"In the end, it doesn't really elevate itself from the pack. (Paranormal thriller. 13-16)"
From Australia, a series opener in the relatively new fallen-angel subgenre of paranormal romance. Read full book review >

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THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF AMNESIA by Louisa Lim
NON-FICTION
Released: June 2, 2014

"A forceful reminder that only by dealing with its own past truthfully will China shape a decent future for coming generations."
NPR's veteran China correspondent Lim shows how the 1989 massacre of student human rights protesters in Beijing's Tiananmen Square continues to shape the country today. Read full book review >

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THE SPIRIT OF THE SEA by Rebecca Hainnu
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2015

"A fresh, if not quite as seamless, alternative to Robert D. and Daniel San Souci's Song of Sedna (1981). (Picture book/folk tale. 7-9)"
A popular Inuit cautionary legend, featuring a haughty young woman and a gruesome climactic twist. Read full book review >

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SPACE ATTACK by Manuel F Lim
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 24, 2013

"Clichéd and flat, with prose that stalls the thrills."
An interplanetary conspiracy unfolds in Lim's energetic but flawed sci-fi thriller. Read full book review >

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The River's Song by Suchen Christine Lim
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 27, 2014

"A fine, deeply felt saga of lives caught up in progress that's as heartbreaking as it is hopeful."
Class and cultural rifts in booming Singapore tear apart families and lovers in Lim's (Fistful of Colors, 2003) affecting, lushly textured historical novel. Read full book review >