Search Results: "Crystal Velasquez"


BOOK REVIEW

HUNTERS OF CHAOS by Crystal Velasquez
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 9, 2015

"Here's hoping the second volume evens out the rough patches, as readers will undoubtedly be hungry for more of Ana and her friends' adventures. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Shape-shifting teenage girls work together to save the world in this contemporary fantasy. Read full book review >

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YOUR LIFE, BUT BETTER by Crystal Velasquez
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 12, 2010

"Girls who are eagerly anticipating their teen years will enjoy this breezy, reader-driven tale, however it turns out for them. (Novelty/fiction. 10-13)"
"Choose your own adventure" meets fashion-magazine personality quiz in this lively, light story aimed at young teens. Read full book review >

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THE CIRCLE OF LIES by Crystal Velasquez
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 16, 2016

"The book closes with events that will no doubt be the cornerstone of the plot of the next book; here's hoping that it will be believable. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
The second installment in the Hunters of Chaos series doesn't waste time getting started. Read full book review >

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CRYSTAL by Walter Dean Myers
FICTION
Released: May 1, 1987

"And no one can complain about the moral."
The story of a black teen-ager caught in the fast-lane world of modeling, with the personal cost in stress that goes with the glamour and money as the main theme. Read full book review >

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CRYSTAL BLADE  by Kathryn Purdie
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"With this second installment, the Burning Glass trilogy hits its stride. (map) (Fantasy. 12-18)"
Riaznin is finally free from imperial rule. Read full book review >

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CRYSTAL BONES by C. Aubrey Hall
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2011

"It's not subtle, but it will carry along some readers on the prose's pure eagerness. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
This enthusiastic but clichéd series opener strings trope after trope on a thread of purple prose. Read full book review >

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CRYSTAL CADETS by Anne Toole
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"Skip and pass. (Graphic fantasy. 10-12)"
On her birthday, a teenager learns that she is one of the Crystal Cadets, a textbook group of young, magic-wielding heroines charged with saving the world from vague, clichéd darkness. Read full book review >

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CRYSTAL DOORS by Rebecca Moesta
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2006

"Unchallenging but entertaining fare for middle-schoolers. (Fiction. 11-13)"
The world called Elantya, a wannabe Atlantis with some faux Greco-Roman nomenclature, runs on telepathic powers that are magnified by special crystals. Read full book review >

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IRISH CRYSTAL by Andrew M. Greeley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 7, 2006

"For the faithful only. For the rest, Irish treacle."
Father Greeley, that most prolific of blarney-spinners, adds a ninth to his Coyne collection (Irish Cream, 2005, etc.). Read full book review >

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CRYSTAL CLEAR by Jane Heller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1998

"A modern spin on a good old-fashioned Cinderella story."
More frivolous, flaky fun (Princess Charming, p. 160, etc.) from Heller, who's quickly becoming the master of the slick urban modern woman's getaway romance . Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 22, 1991

"Backed by only cursory analysis and little documentation, Cetron and Davies's guesses—sometimes thrilling, sometimes chilling—are, in the end, only as good as anyone's."
Not wholly convincing predictions of how the globe will coalesce into the ``New World Order,'' in which nations will ``cede sovereignty for the global good,'' resulting in interlocked trade for North America, Europe, and the Pacific Rim, and likely starvation for those Third World nations with nothing left to sell. Read full book review >

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CRYSTAL SHIPS by Richard Sharp
Released: Nov. 22, 2013

"Animates the Vietnam era with sharply drawn characters and intricate storylines."
College friends come of age in the turbulent 1960s and '70s when they confront their private demons in Sharp's novel. Read full book review >