Search Results: "Jen Nadol"


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THIS IS HOW IT ENDS by Jen Nadol
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"Atmospheric and carefully plotted, this one's hard to put down. (Thriller. 14-18)"
A claustrophobically small Vermont town is an effective setting for this suspenseful supernatural thriller. Read full book review >

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THE VISION by Jen Nadol
FICTION
Released: Sept. 27, 2011

"For those willing to ponder difficult questions and appreciate the opportunity to come to their own conclusions, Cassie's visions will resonate long after the last page is turned. (Fantasy. 14 & up)"
This dark, thoughtful sequel to The Mark (2010) eventually subverts practically every paranormal-romance cliché. Read full book review >

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THE MARK by Jen Nadol
FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

A compelling protagonist and a riveting premise search for a story, in a dark fantasy that reads like a Twilight Zone episode. Read full book review >

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THE PRINCE AND THE DRESSMAKER by Jen Wang
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"A biblio bias-cut whose shimmer is welcome despite its optimistic shortsightedness. (Historical graphic fiction. 12-18)"
Once upon a time, there was a prince who felt fabulous only in exquisite gowns. Read full book review >

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SIDE EFFECTS by Jen Calonita
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"Though it has no redeeming literary value, it may still be popular with fans of the Side Effects series, the first 40-minute 'season' of which has close to 3 million views. (Fiction. 12-16)"
The novelization of a digital series on the AwesomenessTV YouTube channel features musical numbers translated into prose. Read full book review >

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BELLES by Jen Calonita
Released: April 10, 2012

"One-note characters act as you would expect in this generic, paint-by-numbers effort. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
In the first book of a formulaic new series, a lower-class girl is introduced to Southern high society in all its catty glory. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 7, 2015

"For Clueless obsessives—and perhaps Jane Austen fans."
The legacy of the 1995 movie described as "a Rodeo Drive version of Jane Austen's Emma."Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"Quirky and bighearted."
A millennial's account of how she went from being the girl all her female friends wanted at their weddings to a professional bridesmaid. Read full book review >

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I'M WITH THE BAND by Jen Calonita
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"This tale of ultimate wish fulfillment is a must-read for starry-eyed fans of boy bands. (Fiction. 7-12)"
A preteen girl obsessed with a boy band learns that her biggest dream is coming true—she's joining the band on their tour! Read full book review >

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REALITY CHECK by Jen Calonita
FICTION
Released: June 7, 2010

"However, Charlie's love interest is a bit idealized, and the constant designer-name-dropping may irritate all but the most fashion-obsessed. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Four best friends are catapulted to fame when they're discovered by a producer and showcased in a reality-TV show in which their relationships are put to the test. Read full book review >