Search Results: "Jenna Burtenshaw"


BOOK REVIEW

SHADOWCRY by Jenna Burtenshaw
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2011

"Mediocre, but flashes of inspiration indicate Burtenshaw's potential, as yet untapped. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
This lackluster debut combines familiar elements into a tale neither rare nor wonderful, despite some acclaim in its native Britain. Read full book review >

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WINTERVEIL by Jenna Burtenshaw
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 25, 2013

"Readers passionate about the series might like it, but those on the fence about continuing should pass. (Fantasy. 10-15)"
In this trilogy conclusion, the veil between life and death is so weak ghosts walk the streets, and only the heroes can stop it from falling away completely. Read full book review >

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BLACKWATCH by Jenna Burtenshaw
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 26, 2012

"Fans of Shadowcry (2011) will find the plot improvements satisfying. (Fantasy. 10-15) "
Amid the backlash from the events of Shadowcry (2011), Kate Winters' and Silas Dane's destinies again become intertwined. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 6, 1989

"Light addicts."
Sequel to Sister Light, Sister Dark, a fantasy wherein women trained in mirror-magic can call forth dark twins who appear by moonlight or candlelight. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Love, American style. (Fiction. YA)"
After a successful first season of Jenna & Jonah's How to Be a Rock Star, teen idols Charlie and Aaron (aka Fielding Withers to his fans) are given an ultimatum: "fall in love or fall apart." Read full book review >

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THE ADORATION OF JENNA FOX by Mary E. Pearson
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2008

"A deeply humane and gripping descendent of Peter Dickinson's classic Eva. (Science fiction. YA)"
Outstanding examination of identity, science and ethics. Read full book review >

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BEHIND THE SCENES OF JENNA CASTORON by Chelsie Keller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 18, 2016

"An often engaging portrayal of a woman re-examining everything that's made her the person she is."
In the second installment of Keller's (Behind the Scenes of Jenna Shale, 2016) series, a woman reflects on the loves and trials in her life, with her memories taking the form of TV episodes.Read full book review >

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Esse•Jenna and the Soulless Viper  by D. A. Dorsey
Released: July 29, 2013

"Light, anime-inspired fun that can be awkward at times but still provides action-packed battle scenes and colorful villains."
Debut author Dorsey creates a world that's equal parts fairy-tale dream and anime action drama. Read full book review >

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THOSE WHO SAVE US by Jenna Blum
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2004

"An ambitious but flawed first outing."
An emotionally estranged mother and daughter are reconciled when the daughter learns the truth about her German mother's actions in WWII. Read full book review >

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THE RULES OF HALF by Jenna Patrick
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2017

"A highly strung novel that's strengthened by its attention to how people forgive and connect."
In Patrick's debut novel, a teenager seeks out her father, who has bipolar disorder. Read full book review >

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NIGHT MAGIC  by Jenna Black
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 30, 2017

"A disappointing follow-up to a promising first chapter. (Thriller. 12-16)"
The city of Philadelphia continues to turn wild after dark in this sequel to Nightstruck (2016). Read full book review >

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REPLICA by Jenna Black
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 16, 2013

"Likely to be gobbled up by fans of the genre, but it won't win new ones. (Dystopian adventure. 14 & up)"
A paint-by-numbers dystopia neither offends nor thrills. Read full book review >