Search Results: "Jenna Miscavige Hill"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"Despite the uneven prose, readers with an interest in the psychology of religion, among other subjects, will find this rare insider's account to be of value—less so than Lawrence Wright's Going Clear (2013), but of value all the same."
An ex-member of Scientology's inner elite bolts—understandably, to trust this undistinguished but still valuable memoir. 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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RUTHLESS by Ron Miscavige
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 3, 2016

"A sad and painful but bravely told story. Acknowledging his son's mistakes and hoping things will change, the author concludes, 'David, I forgive you.'"
A father's nightmarish account of the Church of Scientology's transformation into a "coercive" cult under the authoritarian leadership of his son, David Miscavige. 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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SIRENSONG by Jenna Black
FANTASY
Released: July 5, 2011

"A previously passive heroine begins to see her capacity for becoming a powerbroker. (Paranormal romance. 13-15)"
At last, Dana meets a Fae boy who doesn't want to sleep with her in this third in the Faeriewalker series, which began with Glimmerglass (2010). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 4, 2011

"Uneven but candid account of how the grass is not always greener in someone else's marriage."
McCarthy (The Parent Trip: From High Heels and Parties to Highchairs and Potties, 2008, etc.) wakes up to find she's married to Prince Charming and the Beast all rolled into one. Read full book review >

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REVOLUTION by Jenna Black
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 11, 2014

"Most of the loose ends seem to be wrapped up; here's hoping Black is done with this world. (Dystopian adventure. 14-18)"
The stakes are high in the third volume of the series begun with Replica (2013).Read full book review >

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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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THE STORMCHASERS by Jenna Blum
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 27, 2010

"A strong second novel from bestseller Blum (Those Who Save Us, 2004, etc.)."
A somber, effective portrait of twins—of the strength they gain and the harm they do to one another. Read full book review >

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DRINKING TO DISTRACTION by Jenna Hollenstein
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 20, 2013

"A sensitive, thoughtful account of the everyday consequences of alcohol dependence."
A debut memoir of alcoholism without any drunken escapades. 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 >