Search Results: "Jaclyn Dolamore"


BOOK REVIEW

DARK METROPOLIS by Jaclyn Dolamore
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 17, 2014

"There's enough original worldbuilding in this comfortably familiar dystopian fantasy to keep readers going despite the gaps. (Fantasy. 12-15)"
A decadent populace, a totalitarian state and a plague of vanishing people bring three young people into the heart of an anti-government plot. Read full book review >

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BETWEEN THE SEA AND THE SKY by Jaclyn Dolamore
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"A simple but effective fantasy. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
A mermaid braves the human world to find her lost sister and to seek her only love in this new fantasy. Read full book review >

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MAGIC UNDER GLASS by Jaclyn Dolamore
FANTASY
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"But alas, sequels are all the rage, so readers must wait to find out the fate of the prince and his human love. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
Libba Bray's Gemma Doyle meets Sally Gardner's The Red Necklace (2008), with a hint of Jane Eyre thrown in for good measure, in this vivid and rousing debut. Read full book review >

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THE SPELL BOOK OF LISTEN TAYLOR by Jaclyn Moriarty
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Chick-lit-reading older teens might be willing to give this a try, but the focus on marriage and parenthood make it more likely to appeal to their mothers. (Fiction. YA)"
Adult crossover that doesn't. Read full book review >

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THE MURDER OF BINDY MACKENZIE by Jaclyn Moriarty
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"As memorably unique as Bindy herself. (Fiction. YA)"
Told in emails, transcripts, memos and other musings, Bindy records the eventful start of Year 11 at Ashbury, an Australian private school Moriarty has portrayed in her previous work. Read full book review >

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A TANGLE OF GOLD by Jaclyn Moriarty
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 29, 2016

"Colorful and madcap, a veritable 'whirlshine' of sparkle, with a side of tears: deeply satisfying, perfectly ended. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
A grand finale to a grand adventure, complete with truly startling revelations. Read full book review >

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THE YEAR OF SECRET ASSIGNMENTS* by Jaclyn Moriarty
FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"But who can resist Moriarty's biting humor? (Fiction. YA)"
Like the namesake in Moriarty's bestselling Feeling Sorry for Celia (many clever references creep in), three more Aussie teens must establish pen pals at a rival public high school. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 14, 2017

"A potent, convincing manifesto on how female sexual equality marches onward despite cultural roadblocks."
A feminist perspective on sexual power and its uses and abuses in America. Read full book review >

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FEELING SORRY FOR CELIA by Jaclyn Moriarty
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2001

"Adolescence, zits and all, described with wit and empathy. "
When a teenager acquires a pen-pal and a life, highs and lows alternate as dizzily as adolescent hormone levels in this engaging Australian debut. Read full book review >

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THE CRACKS IN THE KINGDOM by Jaclyn Moriarty
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 25, 2014

"Not for the impatient or new reader, but otherwise even better than the first. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
Moriarty's latest draws this world and Cello ever closer. Read full book review >

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A CORNER OF WHITE by Jaclyn Moriarty
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 1, 2013

"Quirky, charming, funny, sad: another winner from this always-surprising author. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
Another one of a kind from the inimitable Moriarty, this time, a barely epistolary fantasy series opener unlike anything else out there. Read full book review >

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THE GHOSTS OF ASHBURY HIGH by Jaclyn Moriarty
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2010

"Another winner, sure to please old fans and create new ones. (historical note) (Epistolary dramedy. YA)"
Moriarty has done it again. Read full book review >