Search Results: "Jenn Reese"


BOOK REVIEW

HORIZON by Jenn Reese
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 8, 2014

"A fitting finale for a gripping futurist series whose four multifaceted heroes offer a strong anti-war, pro-diversity message. (Science fiction. 10-16)"
This last volume of the Above World trilogy opens where Mirage (2013) ended, with Aluna, Hoku, Dash and Calli determined to save their genetically modified races from megalomaniac Karl Strand and his technically enhanced Upgrader army. Read full book review >

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MIRAGE by Jenn Reese
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 12, 2013

"A powerful sequel with sustained themes of friendship and honor. (Science fiction. 10-14)"
In this sequel to Above World (2012), best friends Aluna and Hoku pursue their quest to prevent power-mad Karl Strand from controlling a futuristic world in which genetically modified races live in the oceans, skies and deserts. Read full book review >

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ABOVE WORLD by Jenn Reese
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 14, 2012

"Imaginative and riveting. (Science fiction. 10-14)"
In a future world in which habitable space has been exhausted, Humans have physically modified to survive in the skies, oceans and deserts. Living in the hidden City of Shifting Tides, 13-year-old Aluna heroically strives to save the ocean-dwelling Coral Kampii when their lives are threatened by destructive forces in the Above World. Read full book review >

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REESE WITHERSPOON by Lauren Brown
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"This very slight portrait offers little for all but the most devoted, or ill-informed, of Witherspoon's fans."
By-the-numbers biography of the A-list actress. Read full book review >

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THE REVENGE OF RANDAL REESE-RAT by Tor Seidler
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 20, 2001

"Loyally and lovably ratty. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Though a rational ratriot, Randal Reese-Rat can't help being jealous and slightly embarrassed at the way Montague Mad-Rat both saved ratkind and stole his fiancé from him in A Rat's Tale (1986). Read full book review >

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THE BOOK OF SHADOWS by James Reese
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2002

"Harry Potter for oversexed Wicca freaks. Masochists, hermaphrodites and nun-fetishists unite!"
Debut supernatural vampire/witch superdrama whose lesson seems to be that sex is better when (1) it's a sin, (2) it hurts, and (3) it involves barely adolescent girls. Read full book review >

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Released: April 10, 2012

"While overall appeal may be limited, it will hook patient readers by the palpable sense of foreboding established early on, and they will enjoy the gradual build of suspense in this gritty and layered novel. (Historical fiction. 12-18)"
A reworking of the classic tale of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde imagines his beastly transformation is achieved at the hands of a desperate young woman in this slowly paced thriller that's steeped in historical detail. Read full book review >

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IMMOLATION by Sam Reese
Released: Nov. 15, 2011

"A page-turning horror story with a few legitimate shocks and plenty of angst."
Set against the backdrop of the modern American South, Reese's supernatural coming-of-age tale brims with horror and revenge. Read full book review >

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THE DRACULA DOSSIER by James Reese
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Gore and gothic trappings mask a thin, wobbly plot."
Reese (The Book of Shadows, 2002, etc.) sends Jack the Ripper after Bram Stoker in yet another fog-laden tale of mutilation. Read full book review >

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THE DISTANCE TO HOME by Jenn Bishop
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 28, 2016

"The life-and-death themes are thought-provoking, but readers may love the book even more for its many digressions. (baseball glossary) (Fiction. 8-12)"
Baseball, both minor league and Little League, forms the throughline for this exploration of grief. Read full book review >

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REALLY PROFESSIONAL INTERNET PERSON by Jenn McAllister
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"A vanity project that's for fans only. (Memoir. 13-17)"
A popular YouTuber releases her memoir. Read full book review >