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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THE AUGUST 5 by Jenna Helland
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"A story about a revolution should be exciting—this one is not. (Fantasy. 12-15)"
The daughter of a rebel leader and the son of a powerful feudal politician evaluate their potential roles in a revolution. Read full book review >

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RESISTANCE by Jenna Black
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 11, 2014

"Only for fans of the first book. (Dystopian adventure. 14-18)"
Histrionic characters overpower the action in this dystopian-political-thriller sequel to Replica (2013). 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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NIGHTSTRUCK by Jenna Black
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 5, 2016

"A solidly creepy start to a promising series, with a wildly frustrating cliffhanger. (Thriller. 14-17)"
The streets of Philadelphia are filled with terror once night falls. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >