Search Results: "J.J. Luna"


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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2000

"This is a memorable work which should be considered by many and undoubtedly will be acted upon by some."
A subversive, disturbing, and altogether remarkable exposure of our frightening transparency to government agencies, investigators, the media, and more malign forces. Read full book review >

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Dream Student by J.J. DiBenedetto
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 20, 2013

"A promising launch of a charming female lead with a nifty paranormal gift."
College junior Sara Barnes starts seeing into others' dreams, leading to romance and tracking down a killer, in this first installment of a paranormal suspense series. Read full book review >

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CROOKED by Louisa Luna
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2001

"No blue skies here. Cold-bladed realism that 'gets all the little pink muscles moving under [your] skin.' And dialogue to die for."
A second sizzler about marginalized outcasts follows Luna's scalding but artful debut Brave New Girl (not reviewed) and falls in line with this publisher's paperback stable of brilliantly trashy gutter novelists. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 31, 2012

"An innocuous Halloween and Day of the Dead book for readers who prefer to skip scarier fare. (Adventure. 8-11)"
In this bilingual book, a young girl finds a surprise upon returning from a trip to Guanajuato, Mexico. Read full book review >

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THE REVOLUTION OF EVERY DAY by Cari Luna
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"Enlightening and marked by inventive subject matter, intense reflection and stark eloquence."
Luna's debut novel, about the lives of homesteaders who occupy abandoned tenements in New York's Lower East Side, is an unvarnished glimpse into a fringe sector of society during the latter part of the 20th century. Read full book review >

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RED STORM by Frank Luna
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 31, 2011

"An engrossing page-turner, and though some might find its characters a bit too familiar, Luna's penchant for plot twists provide an ultimately satisfying read."
In Luna's science fiction action thriller, a heroic astronaut must rescue his crew and his save his mission from a sinister conspiracy. Read full book review >

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TWO GIRLS DOWN by Louisa Luna
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 9, 2018

"What starts as a harrowing children-in-peril tale falls prey to cliché and melodrama."
A young female bounty hunter partners with a disgraced former cop to find a pair of missing girls. Read full book review >

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THAT TIME I JOINED THE CIRCUS by J.J. Howard
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 1, 2013

"For any reader who ever has felt like running away to join the circus. (Fiction. 12-18)"
After high school senior Lexi's dad dies, she's forced to head for Florida, where her long-absent mother might be working for a circus. Read full book review >

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THIS GIRL IS DIFFERENT by J.J. Johnson
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2011

"Readers will never look at high school—or life—the same. (Fiction. YA)"
Despite warnings from her hippie mom (who stealthily places peace stickers on toy guns at Wal-Mart), Evie's eager to give up homeschooling at their sustainable home in upstate New York to spend her senior year at the "Institution of School." Read full book review >