Search Results: "Jenna Russell"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2014

"Journalism that demonstrates all the arguments why we need professionals to tell the stories that mark our generations and a valentine to the people that proved Boston Strong."
In a remarkable work of narrative journalism, Boston Globe journalists Helman (co-author: The Real Romney, 2012) and Russell (co-author: Last Lion: The Fall and Rise of Ted Kennedy, 2009), with support from their comrades at the Globe's news department, map out the heartbreaks, dogged pursuits and courageous acts of defiance that resulted from one of America's most foolhardy and cowardly acts of terrorism. 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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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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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 >

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SHADOWSPELL by Jenna Black
FANTASY
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"There's plenty of setup for the next volume in this steamy urban-fairyland series. (Paranormal romance. YA)"
Since Dana entered Avalon from the mortal realm in Glimmerglass (2010), she's been a virtual prisoner. 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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CLOSE TO THE WIND by Jenna Holst
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 19, 2006

"A superficial story about second chances, bolstered by the optimistic ending and the vivid details about South Africa's landscape and culture."
A woman copes with her husband's unexpected death. 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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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 >