Search Results: "Emily Lloyd-Jones"


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ILLUSIVE by Emily Lloyd-Jones
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 15, 2014

"An action-packed adventure with a charming criminal crew. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
Superpowered teens screw up repeatedly in this crime-caper debut. Read full book review >

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THE HEARTS WE SOLD by Emily Lloyd-Jones
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"A dark fantasy brimming with passion and peril. (Paranormal suspense. 15-adult)"
A girl sells her heart to a demon to escape abusive parents, unwittingly signing up for more than she bargained for. Read full book review >

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HAND ME DOWN WORLD by Lloyd Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"A disarming vision of one woman's life in the underclass, though it takes time to come into focus."
A young woman's journey from Africa to Berlin to locate her kidnapped son, as told by a chorus of voices. Read full book review >

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MISTER PIP by Lloyd Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 7, 2007

"A little Gauguin, a bit of Lord Jim, the novel's lyricism evokes great beauty and great pain."
Bringing Great Expectations to desperate children ravaged by revolution, an eccentric teacher becomes a martyr to literature and transforms the prospects of a strong-willed girl. Read full book review >

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MISTER PIP by Lloyd Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 7, 2007

"A little Gauguin, a bit of Lord Jim, the novel's lyricism evokes great beauty and great pain."
Bringing Great Expectations to desperate children ravaged by revolution, an eccentric teacher becomes a martyr to literature and transforms the prospects of a strong-willed girl. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAFI by Lloyd Jones
Released: Oct. 17, 1994

A New Zealand novelist mixes fantasy with fact in this unusual recreation of his search through post-Communist Albania for the late dictator Enver Hoxha's former double. Read full book review >

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PAINT YOUR WIFE by Lloyd Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 15, 2016

"Jones' deep affection for his characters and the light, anecdotal touch with which he nudges them away from despair makes for a warm and original entertainment."
In this droll, beguiling tale, the mayor of a depressed New Zealand town finds an unusual way to damp pessimism and rekindle cooled marriages. Read full book review >

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WATER by Lloyd Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 5, 2014

"The sad beauty in this scorched latter-day Eden is wrung from an ugly environmental truth in which even Jones' heavy-handed moral can't be heavy enough if it means avoiding such another fall of man."
A family on a Welsh farm in a grim future struggle to survive in this stark, affecting novel with a vision that means to disturb. Read full book review >

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WILD BOY by Rob Lloyd Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"Classism lurks beneath the surface of this fantastical adventure story that misses a good many opportunities to plumb the depths. (Adventure. 9-14)"
Wild Boy's head-to-toe fur has garnered him scorn and abuse from commoners, but his extraordinary intellectual gifts eventually win him a future with a powerful, elite group called the Gentlemen. Read full book review >

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WRITTEN IN THE BLOOD by Stephen Lloyd Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 26, 2015

"A superior sequel, Jones' tale of a people struggling for survival is as emotionally compelling as it is frightening."
Leah Wilde, one of the last descendants of the hosszú életek, a mythic Hungarian clan with shape-shifting abilities, risks her life against dark forces in an attempt to save her widely scattered people from extinction. Read full book review >

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THE STRING DIARIES by Stephen Lloyd Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2014

"An enjoyable ride, but the book runs out of energy and surprises just when it should be gaining steam."
If there's anything the frightened characters in Jones' first novel learn, it's not to trust anyone unless they can tell you what you got for your last birthday or what size shoes you wear. Read full book review >

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WILD BOY AND THE BLACK TERROR by Rob Lloyd Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 12, 2015

"Diamonds are a Wild Boy's worst enemy in this steampunk romp not intended for the faint—or black—of heart. (Steampunk. 9-14)"
Adventure, conspiracy and adrenaline intermingle with dark deeds, devil worship and blood diamonds in this sequel to Wild Boy (2013).Read full book review >