Search Results: "Jasmine Richards"


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SECRETS OF VALHALLA by Jasmine Richards
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 19, 2016

"The combination of adventure, appealing characters, and high stakes should satisfy middle-grade fantasy fans. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Two unlikely preteens battle the gods of Norse mythology to save their world from Ragnarok—chaos and destruction. Read full book review >

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ROMANCE
Released: Nov. 14, 2011

"A well-crafted tale of passion, loss and the dangers of obsession."
Trace the curved line between love and obsession in this steamy novel. Read full book review >

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THE BOOK OF WONDERS by Jasmine Richards
ADVENTURE
Released: Jan. 17, 2012

"A sprightly, accessible series opener recommended for those ready for a change of venue from standard-issue, middle-grade fantasy. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Dipping into the deep plot well of Middle Eastern fairy and folk tales, this buoyant debut offers a fresh plot, brisk pacing and engaging characters. Read full book review >

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KEITH RICHARDS by Christopher Sandford
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2004

"Less than a glance at what drove 'the man death forgot.'"
Hollow if high-revved portrait of the Rolling Stones guitarist and songwriter from rock-music biographer Sandford (Mick Jagger, 1994, etc.). The only thing missing, tellingly, is his subject's voice. Read full book review >

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Kara Richards by C. S. Eubank
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 26, 2015

"Intrigue abounds, but too much is left to the reader's imagination."
In this fantasy debut, a group of teens prepare for war against the evil magician who killed their parents. Read full book review >

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KEITH RICHARDS by Victor Bockris
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Interesting, and probably choice fare for Richards fans, but hardly gospel. (B&w photographs—not seen.)"
A gushing Keith Richards fanzine and high-bias Rolling Stones history. Read full book review >

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JASMINE NIGHTS by Julia Gregson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 5, 2012

"Historical fiction as personal journeys through love and loss and war's havoc."
As war's red storm rages over England, Dominic Benson and Saba Tarcan confront love, life and death in Gregson's (East of the Sun, 2009, etc.) latest historical fiction. Read full book review >

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JASMINE NIGHTS by S.P. Somtow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1995

"Still, the novel succeeds as a poignant, piquant portrait of a boy and his world on the threshold of transformation."
A Thai coming-of-age tale mildly spiced with magic realism. Read full book review >

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BLUE JASMINE by Kashmira Sheth
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2004

"A realistic emigration story told with empathy and sincerity. (glossary) (Fiction. 12-14)"
The comfortable and confident life 12-year-old Seema Trivedi enjoys in her upper-class neighborhood in India is altered by the family's move to an American middle-class suburban community. Read full book review >

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JASMINE TOGUCHI, MOCHI QUEEN by Debbi Michiko Florence
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 11, 2017

"New readers thirsty for series fiction will look forward to more stories about Jasmine and her family. (Fiction. 5-9)"
Eight-year-old Japanese-American Jasmine Toguchi is tired of having to follow in the footsteps of her older sister, Sophie, who gets to do everything first. Read full book review >

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CITY OF JASMINE by Deanna Raybourn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"A little romance, a little mystery, a little exotic travelogue and a lot of screwball comedy add up to a delightful tale."
Feisty, famed aviatrix Evangeline Starke finds adventure and love in the deserts of Damascus as she hunts for her husband, presumed dead for the last five years. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Another solid contribution to the literature of parenting and sibling relationships. (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-8)"
Harris and Emberley spin out the third of their "Growing Up Stories," using an episodic scenario-with-accompanying-commentary format to offer fresh, frank views on what to expect, developmentally speaking, from typical two-year-olds and also twins of that age. Read full book review >