Search Results: "Janet Lee Carey"


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IN THE TIME OF DRAGON MOON by Janet Lee Carey
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 24, 2015

"Ultimately, a satisfying tale of a girl who must come to terms with her own blended identity. (author's note) (Fantasy. 12-17)"
Humans, dragons and fey coexist on Wilde Island, but this uneasy peace masks a simmering, mutual distrust that surfaces after the English army abducts an Euit healer and his daughter to cure the aging queen's infertility—failure is not an option. Read full book review >

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THE BEAST OF NOOR by Janet Lee Carey
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2006

"A hefty but not tiresome read, this will leave the reader anxious to turn just a few more pages before turning out the light. (Fiction. 10-14)"
A creature called the Shriker has lured helpless victims to their gruesome deaths in Shalem Wood for centuries. Read full book review >

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WENNY HAS WINGS by Janet Lee Carey
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2002

"Like Susan Katz's Snowdrops for Cousin Ruth (1998), it allows a heartrending glimpse into what happens in a family when a child dies. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A gentle epistolary novel requiring at least three hankies. Read full book review >

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DRAGON’S KEEP by Janet Lee Carey
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: April 1, 2007

"The weakly melodramatic climax is the only flaw, and it's balanced by a sweet dénouement. (Fantasy. YA)"
In 1145, on Wilde Island, Rosalind counts the days by the saints and once a week has her mother the queen trim the dragon claw that is the third finger of her left hand. Read full book review >

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THE DRAGONS OF NOOR by Janet Lee Carey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 12, 2010

"OK, despite the occasionally saccharine flavor. (glossary) (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Carey's sequel to The Beast of Noor (2006) returns to the linked worlds of Noor (pre-industrial, mostly realistic) and Oth (traditional fantasyland) and brings teen siblings Hanna and Miles back for more adventures. Read full book review >

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THE DOUBLE LIFE OF ZOE FLYNN by Janet Lee Carey
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2004

"Thought-provoking, despite occasional lapses into social-studies lessons about Islam. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Zoe learns to cope with change, friendship, and homelessness in this poignant tale. Read full book review >

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DRAGONSWOOD by Janet Lee Carey
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"Painful, cathartic and cautiously hopeful; a fairy tale for those who have given up on believing in them, but still yearn for happily ever after. (Fantasy. 14 & up) "
A dark fantasy illuminated by piercing flashes of hope builds upon the well-received Dragon's Keep (2007), while standing complete on its own. Read full book review >

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STEALING DEATH by Janet Lee Carey
FANTASY
Released: Sept. 8, 2009

"Fans of the author's earlier Dragon's Keep (2008) and readers of heroic quest fantasies won't be disappointed by this suspenseful, satisfying read. (Fantasy. 12-14)"
Seventeen-year-old Kipp swears to keep Death at bay forever after most of his family dies in a fire. Read full book review >

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THE SPELLING BEE BEFORE RECESS by Deborah Lee Rose
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"A blooper. (Picture book. 5-9)"
It's down to the final three. Can "The Slugger" win the big spelling bee? Read full book review >

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THE HEIST by Janet Evanovich
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 18, 2013

"Amiable international intrigue that's less James Bond than Matt Helm."
The chronicler of Stephanie Plum (Notorious Nineteen, 2012, etc.) teams up with screenwriter Goldberg (Mr. Monk Goes to Germany, 2008, etc.) to kick off a lighthearted new series pairing an FBI agent with the con artist who's been her chronic prey. Read full book review >

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THE CHASE by Janet Evanovich
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"Less funny than Evanovich's knockabout Stephanie Plum adventures but less mannered and annoying too: a comfy seriocomic caper just right for beach reading while you wait for the inevitable summer movie."
A second round of unlikely larceny for FBI agent Kate O'Hare and her prey and partner, nonpareil con man Nicolas Fox (The Heist, 2013). Read full book review >

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Rembrandt's Shadow by Janet Lee Berg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"A moving rendering of a true story about an art dealer, both thrilling and historically fascinating,"
A debut novel details a Jewish family's escape from the Nazis, and the emotional tumult it suffered in the aftermath. Read full book review >