Search Results: "Jenny Valentine"


BOOK REVIEW

VALENTINE by S.P. Somtow
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Okay for existing vamps, but won't win many new fans."
Sequel to Somtow's 1985 paperback Vampire Junction: more lurid, appalling, spectacular bloodsucking from the splatterpunk author of The Shattered Horse (1986) and Moon Dance (1990). Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 21, 2012

"Readers who like the quick pace of Gail Giles' mysteries and the dark, finely crafted suspense of Kevin Brooks will find the perfect combination here. (Thriller. 12 & up)"
What are the odds of two identical missing boys? The possibility will haunt readers in this British import by Morris Award finalist Valentine. Read full book review >

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BROKEN SOUP by Jenny Valentine
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2009

"This is rich, satisfying storytelling, indeed. (Fiction. YA)"
Fifteen-year-old Rowan—clever, introspective and stressed—is holding her grieving, broken family together with elbow grease and well-told lies. Read full book review >

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FIRE COLOR ONE by Jenny Valentine
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"A story about an ugly situation that explodes into beauty through cunning and resilience. (Fiction. 13-17)"
In any family, not everything is as it seems, but in Iris' family, this is a big problem. Read full book review >

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VALENTINE by Lucius Shepard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 14, 2002

"Heavily erotic, lightly plotted: a lover's confection, with a certain sweetness but little sustenance."
His penchant intact for turning familiar landscapes into alien zones, the newest from Shepard (Kalimantan, 1992; The Ends Of The Earth, 1991; etc.) offers a hurricane-tweaked vision of Florida, where two ex-lovers find themselves together again, free to do what comes naturally until the weather clears. Read full book review >

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VALENTINE by Tom Savage
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 5, 1996

"A stylish literary entertainment in which the resourceful Savage plays completely fair (or almost) with readers impatient for an immediate solution to his crafty puzzle."
Another slick if divinable suspenser from Savage (Precipice, 1994), Greenwich Village-set, in which a psychopath with a grudge stalks a young mystery writer. Read full book review >

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ME, THE MISSING, AND THE DEAD by Jenny Valentine
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2008

"Charmingly told, this mystery manages to be both frothy and nourishing. (Fiction. YA)"
Deciding to hire a cab with the ten pounds his sister left in his jacket after borrowing it, Lucas enters a London cab company office to find himself mystically drawn to Violet, the dead inhabitant of an urn left behind by a fare years earlier. Read full book review >

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JUMPING JENNY by Ellen Bari
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"Bari's story of one girl's approach to the Jewish principle of 'tikkun olam' (literally, 'repair the world') will resonate as readers watch Jenny achieve her exhausting, triumphant success. (author's note) (Picture book. 5-8)"
A little girl channels her exuberance and excessive pogo-stick jumping into a worthy fundraising venture. Read full book review >

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SAINT VALENTINE by Ann Tompert
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 1, 2004

"A lovely valentine. (Picture book/biography. 6-9)"
Tompert has done an expert job of weaving the tiny strands of fact about the life of Saint Valentine with the lovely legends that have grown around his name into a bright volume that also provides a glimpse into Roman life and Christian persecution. Read full book review >

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SAINT VALENTINE by Robert Sabuda
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 30, 1992

"Historical note. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 6-9)"
The most interesting feature of this retelling of a story about a saint martyred in A.D. 270 is the art, a meticulous re- creation of the medium of its subject's period. Read full book review >

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PRICKLY JENNY by Sibylle Delacroix
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2015

"With its small trim size, this empathetic offering might be just the thing for little ones to take off by themselves when they're feeling prickly. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A girl is in low spirits all day. Read full book review >

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JENNY & LORENZO by Toni Steiner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"An uneven story about an unlikely friendship. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A spunky little mouse befriends a big cat in this European import. Read full book review >