Search Results: "Jackson Pearce"


BOOK REVIEW

THE DOUBLECROSS by Jackson Pearce
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 14, 2015

"International espionage plus wacky high jinks equals plot-twisting fun. (Thriller. 8-12)"
An unlikely hero becomes a double agent to save his parents and possibly the whole world. Read full book review >

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PURITY by Jackson Pearce
Released: April 24, 2012

"A purely satisfying look at mourning and sexuality—and even their connection. (Fiction. 15 & up)"
Are death-bed promises meant to be forever? Read full book review >

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FATHOMLESS by Jackson Pearce
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"A tale dark, deep and strong, like the sea. (Paranormal romance. 12 & up)"
Even when surrounded by sisters, Celia and Lo feel alone, until a seaside encounter brings them together in this brooding paranormal romance. Read full book review >

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PIP BARTLETT'S GUIDE TO MAGICAL CREATURES by Jackson Pearce
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 28, 2015

"It's a distinct change of pace for two authors better known for intensely romantic teen fantasies, but they carry it off with aplomb. (Fantasy. 8-11)"
Magical animals abound in Pip's world, and she loves them all—especially since she can talk to them. Read full book review >

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SISTERS RED by Jackson Pearce
Released: June 8, 2010

"This urban fantasy with its scarred heroine and intermittent violence is not for Twilight fans but may well appeal to Melissa Marr's readers and teens who like their fantasy on the gritty side. (Fantasy. YA)"
This is not the tale of Little Red Riding Hood your granny told. Read full book review >

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THE INSIDE JOB by Jackson Pearce
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 12, 2016

"Wacky and action-packed. (Thriller. 9-12)"
After leaving the evil spy organization they were raised in, 12-year-old Hale and his younger sister, Kennedy, are determined to bring down the nefarious Sub Rosa Society, find their MIA parents, and save the world. Read full book review >

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SWEETLY by Jackson Pearce
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Aug. 23, 2011

"Not Pearce's best. (Fantasy. 14 & up)"
An uneven retelling of "Hansel and Gretel" swaps witches for werewolves. Read full book review >

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AS YOU WISH by Jackson Pearce
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"The occasional missteps into improbable dialogue and overly familiar scenes only minimally detract from this romantic and touching story of wishes come true. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
Devastated by a recent breakup, Viola feels invisible. Read full book review >

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PIP BARTLETT'S GUIDE TO UNICORN TRAINING by Jackson Pearce
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"A resolutely but not obnoxiously feel-good episode with well-merited just deserts all round. (Fantasy. 8-11)"
Pip, who can talk to magical animals, runs into both a major challenge and a mystery at the Triple Trident show. Read full book review >

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THE MARK OF THE PASHA by Michael Pearce
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2008

"Pearce (The Point in the Market, 2003, etc.) makes his historical tales so witty and plausible that you'll regret missing Cairo's heyday. Pump up the air conditioning and enjoy."
Religious uprisings, political unrest, British snobbery and Egyptians languishing in the public baths—it must be another trip to turn-of-the-last-century Cairo. Read full book review >

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Released: July 1, 1992

"If you're not expecting a whodunit—as usual, there are no big surprises saved for the end—this is as charming a historical mystery as you'll find this summer."
Pearce hits his stride with this third tale of Gereth Cadwallader Owen, the Mamur Zapt (...and the Return of the Carpet, ...and the Night of the Dog) of the Anglo-Egyptian political police. Read full book review >