Search Results: "Jennifer Estep"


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BITTER BITE by Jennifer Estep
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"An intense yet engaging urban fantasy jaunt."
Retired paranormal underworld assassin Gin Blanco can handle almost any physical threat, but when a figure from her past returns to charm her best friend and foster brother into a close relationship, she's convinced the woman is up to no good. Read full book review >

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DARK FROST by Jennifer Estep
Released: June 1, 2012

"The strongest installment thus far—Estep delivers. (Urban fantasy. 12 & up)"
In Estep's third Mythos Academy novel, Gwen Frost not only fights but causes more trouble than ever in a mighty clash of titans. Read full book review >

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KISS OF FROST by Jennifer Estep
Released: Dec. 1, 2011

"Less formulaic and more suspenseful than its precursor, though still on the tame side. (Urban fantasy. 12 & up)"
Psychometrist Gwen Frost returns in this series sequel to investigate mysteries and attempt to forestall a clash of titans. Read full book review >

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TOUCH OF FROST by Jennifer Estep
FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"Fast-paced, edgy and imaginative enough. (Urban fantasy. 12 & up)"
In this series opener, Estep adapts Greek and Norse mythology to encompass contemporary teenage warriors training to duke out ancient rivalries. Read full book review >

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DIARY OF AN EMOTIONAL IDIOT by Maggie Estep
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1997

"Rent'' Larsen hadn't gotten there first. (Author tour)"
MTV's favorite performance artist, a self-styled rebel poet, now commits herself to print in this utterly conventional, at times semi-literate, narrative: an episodic tale of romance in the East Village, with interspersed memories of a screwed-up childhood. Read full book review >

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HEX by Maggie Estep
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2003

"They all sound remarkably similar, making for an undifferentiated if pleasant narrative of aimless longing that the murder mystery, Estep's first, never disturbs."
Ruby Murphy works at the Coney Island Museum, lives in Coney Island with her two cats, who dine on organic turkey meat, and hangs out with a variety of friends who, in their superficial grotesquerie, would belong in an amusement park if only they were amusing. Read full book review >

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FLAMETHROWER by Maggie Estep
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 26, 2006

"The mystery is, as usual (Hex, 2003, etc.), a shambles. But Ruby's loopy, laconic brand of inconsequence makes her something of a distaff Kinky Friedman."
Ruby Murphy, the accidental Coney Island detective who loses jobs and lovers a lot more easily than she acquires them, ends up in the middle of somebody else's losses. Read full book review >

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WE SHALL NOT ALL SLEEP by Estep Nagy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 4, 2017

"Nagy mixes narrative modes and tones (and generations) nimbly; it's rare to see suspense and literary lyricism woven together so well."
An unusual and compelling debut: a vast, ambitious intergenerational family saga that takes place in a brief time frame (three days) and a remote setting. Read full book review >

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ALICE FANTASTIC by Maggie Estep
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2009

"Fresh and surprisingly real."
Family is open to definition for three wildly unconventional women, their assorted lovers and a pack of rescue dogs. Read full book review >

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SOFT MANIACS by Maggie Estep
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Pomo angst that seems far more transparent than transgressive, written in the kind of faux-blasÇ prose ('I had a rambling apartment in Brooklyn and I fucked my girlfriend Jody in every part of it') that would make Henry Miller think it was written by kids."
Nine linked stories by East Village novelist Estep (Diary of an Emotional Idiot, 1997), who tries to milk fresh narrative out of the dried-up cow of Downtown counterculture. Read full book review >

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WHEN HISTORY IS BURIED ALONGSIDE THE BODIES
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for Dreamland Burning by Jennifer Latham

Cover Story: Big Face Split Screen
BFF Charm: Yay
Swoonworthy Scale: 1
Talky Talk: She Said, He Said
Bonus Factors: Awesome Grownups
Relationship Status: So This Is Love

Cover Story: Big Face Split Screen

As a rule, I generally don’t like Big Face covers, and as with all rules, there are exceptions ...


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BOOK REVIEW

BAH! SAID THE BABY by Jennifer Plecas
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2015

"A nifty romp that doubles as a guessing game (with some phonics tied in), this has appeal for large read-aloud crowds as well as siblings who seek a lighter new-baby tale. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A baby's first word sends mother, brother and sister rushing around to figure out what it means. Read full book review >