Search Results: "Jana Oliver"


BOOK REVIEW

FORETOLD by Jana Oliver
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Dec. 11, 2012

"This tale of Hell, hotties and high school should please already-confirmed fans. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)"
Teenage demon trapper Riley Blackthorne just wants to capture demons, regain her soul and go to her high school prom in this overfilled finale. Read full book review >

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SOUL THIEF by Jana Oliver
ROMANCE
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"A fallen-angel story that never truly takes off. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)"
Destruction and demons follow 17-year-old Riley Blackthorne as she trudges across Atlanta seeking her father's recently re-animated corpse and the Geo-Fiend who killed him. Read full book review >

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THE DEMON TRAPPER'S DAUGHTER by Jana Oliver
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"More developed and less torrid than standard teen paranormal fare, which is a nice change. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)"
It's 2018, and 17-year-old Riley Blackthorne just wants to fight demons. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"An NBC miniseries based on the book will air in November. (Photos—eight pp. b&w—not seen.)"
A less-than-compelling reinvestigation of a 1932 Arizona crime in which two bodies were dismembered, stuffed into luggage, and taken by rail out of state. Read full book review >

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THE PEARL OF RUBY CITY by Jana Harris
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 19, 1998

"Best enjoyed by fans of the Old West."
The author's second novel (Alaska, 1980) is set in Ruby City, a Washington State mining town, in 1893. Read full book review >

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FUNERAL HOTDISH by Jana Bommersbach
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"Like the eponymous hotdish, Bommersbach's debut novel contains a little of everything but nothing that spells haute literary cuisine. The author of The Trunk Murderess: Winnie Ruth Judd: The Truth About an American Crime Legend Revealed at Last (1992) might be better off sticking with true crime."
An Arizona transplant chases the scoop of the century while folks back in her Minnesota hometown discover club drugs. Read full book review >

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THE GUARDIAN OF SECRETS by Jana Petken
Released: Sept. 11, 2013

"A suspenseful, compelling historical novel."
A dark debut novel about a woman's escape from a life of abuse and her ensuing struggle. Read full book review >

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LET THE GAMES BEGIN
by Sarah Pitre

 

BOOK REPORT for Panic by Lauren Oliver

 

Cover Story: WTF
BFF Charm: Let Me Love You
Swoonworthy Scale: 5
Talky Talk: Masterful
Bonus Factor: Tournament
Anti-Bonus Factors: Reader Superiority, Patty Chase Award For Awful Parenting
Relationship Status: I'll Split The Reward With You

Cover Story: WTF

This cover might make sense if, say, the book was ...


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BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 19, 2005

"Well crafted, intimate and engaging: an unorthodox rite of passage with ruminations on faith, feminism and more."
A quest for hope, meaning, a sense of place and ancestral connections, all mounted on two slippery wheels. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TIDE POOL SECRETS by Narelle Oliver
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"A solid choice for those who live near or are interested in tide pools. (Informational picture book. 3-6)"
A lift-the-flap book explores tide pools. Read full book review >

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FRANKIE LIKED TO SING by John Seven
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"A remarkably successful lens into the life and career of one of the 20th century's formidable musical talents. (author's note, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 5-9)"
A picture-book biography of that legendary Jersey boy, Frank Sinatra. Read full book review >