Search Results: "Jessica Shirvington"


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ONE PAST MIDNIGHT by Jessica Shirvington
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 22, 2014

"The intriguing paranormal twist keeps pages turning. (Paranormal romance. 12-18)"
A girl lives two lives—literally—in this paranormal romance with a psychological twist. Read full book review >

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EMBLAZE by Jessica Shirvington
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 1, 2013

"Still, Violet remains a compelling heroine, and another surprise ending will surely leave readers wanting more. (Paranormal romance. 14-18)"
The third installment of the Embrace series doesn't shine quite as brightly as its predecessors, but fans will still find plenty to enjoy as Violet and her Grigori brethren prepare for a battle of apocalyptic proportions. Read full book review >

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EMBRACE by Jessica Shirvington
Released: March 1, 2012

"A must-read for paranormal fans young and old. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)"
Get ready, American paranormal-romance fans. Published in Australia in 2010, Shirvington's debut is smart, edgy and addictive—and sure to leave readers clamoring for the rest of the series. Read full book review >

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ENTICE by Jessica Shirvington
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"This is one emotional thrill ride, filled with passion and suspense, ending with a cliffhanger that will leave readers panting for the next book. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)"
Shirvington strikes again with the second in the Embrace series, picking up only a month after Embrace (2012) left off. Read full book review >

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GOD IN THE TIME OF THE INTERNET by Phillip Shirvington
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 13, 2014

"An outlandish but exhaustively thought-out imagining of humanity's ultimate destiny."
A searching debut treatise that offers alternatives to typical religious ideas of the afterlife. Read full book review >

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THE GOD MODEL by Phillip Shirvington
NON-FICTION

"A thought-provoking, if ultimately unconvincing, analysis of the human impulse toward religion.

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A short but densely packed attempt to construct a sort of unified theory of God. Read full book review >

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JESSICA B. HARRIS
by Maya Payne Smart

Scenic and engaging, My Soul Looks Back recounts the years author Jessica B. Harris spent on the periphery of a circle of friends that included literary powerhouses James Baldwin, Maya Angelou, and Toni Morrison. The memoir spans the globe and several decades to describe the fascinating group.

Harris was in a relationship with Baldwin’s close friend Samuel Clemens Floyd III ...


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NAPTIME WITH THEO AND BEAU by Jessica Shyba
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"Though the book is likely to be a flash in the marketing pan, it's an attractive one. (Picture book. 1-7)"
Beau is a towheaded toddler who naps every day with his puppy, an attractive German shepherd-Shar-Pei mix. Read full book review >

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WEIRD AND WILD ANIMAL FACTS by Jessica Loy
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2015

"An entertaining beginning photo essay that appeals to children's insatiable curiosity about the natural world. (introduction, fun facts, resources) (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
Fourteen (mostly) common animals are investigated to showcase their unusual talents. Read full book review >

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THE STRONGEST BOY IN THE WORLD by Jessica Souhami
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"Modern boys who dream of athletic prowess should find this appealing. (author's note) (Picture book/folk tale. 4-7)"
In this retelling of a Japanese tale, a scrawny country boy named Kaito heads to Kyoto to enter a wrestling tournament. Read full book review >

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LITTLE NEIGHBORS ON SUNNYSIDE STREET by Jessica Spanyol
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2007

"With a tribute to the pleasures of reading folded in, and a closing set of cozy snuggles into bed, this crowd-pleasing read-aloud makes an irresistible invitation for younger readers to ruminate over how we are all the same in some ways, different in others. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Young animals in four houses play differently but display the same joy in this captivating romp. Read full book review >

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SHARK DETECTIVE! by Jessica Olien
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Many readers will demand further adventures—or imagine them for themselves. The last page will get them started. Spoiler alert: the cat's name is Watson. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The moral of this story is: dreams can come true. Read full book review >