Search Results: "Jessica Spotswood"


BOOK REVIEW

SISTERS' FATE by Jessica Spotswood
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 14, 2014

"The riveting, ambitious plot and strong, moral-yet-fallible heroine are a winning combination. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
Tensions between the Brotherhood and the Sisterhood, complicated by a prophecy, come to a head in the Cahill Witch Chronicles trilogy's conclusion. Read full book review >

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BORN WICKED by Jessica Spotswood
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"An imperfect heroine, strong female supporting cast and measured tension counter underdeveloped male characters. (Fantasy. 12-17)"
Ever since their mother died, Cate has been responsible not just for raising her sisters, but for making sure that they stay safe and undiscovered by the Brotherhood priests as witches. Read full book review >

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WILD SWANS by Jessica Spotswood
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 3, 2016

"For anyone who suffers from too-heavy expectations, Ivy will ring true in this engaging, nearly flawless coming-of-age novel. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A young woman struggles against the expectations and messy history of her family. Read full book review >

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STAR CURSED by Jessica Spotswood
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 18, 2013

"Page-turning intrigues make this a strong sequel. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
Cate Cahill is torn between competing factions of the Sisterhood, as the witches disguised as nuns prepare to fight the Brothers' theocracy. Read full book review >

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A TYRANNY OF PETTICOATS by Jessica Spotswood
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 8, 2016

"Readers of historical fiction and adventure need look no further. (Historical short stories. 14 & up)"
This group of 15 original short stories, penned by a mix of authors both well-known and relatively new, places young women of racially diverse backgrounds at the centers of fictional narratives throughout American history. Read full book review >

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ORIGINAL RECIPE by Jessica Young
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2015

"Despite bumps, a promising-enough start. (Fiction. 7-9)"
The first in a series about craft-loving Finley Flowers and her best friend, Henry. Read full book review >

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SMALL SISTER by Jessica Meserve
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 21, 2007

"Meserve's digital-media illustrations create the child-like vibrancy and immediacy necessary to bring to life this poignant tale of finding one's strengths and establishing relationships based on empathy and understanding. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Meserve's debut as both author and illustrator will resonate with older and younger siblings alike. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2003

"Nevertheless, the appealing format will get kids excited about camping and the hands-on approach will foster an appreciation for the outdoors. (Nonfiction. 7-11)"
An enticing introduction to camping is attractively designed, practical, and child-friendly with its second-person voice that speaks directly to the reader. Read full book review >

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CARLO LIKES COLORS by Jessica Spanyol
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2003

"A great book for color recognition, though you might have to make up your own ending. (Picture book. 2-5)"
After reading and counting, Carlo the cartoon giraffe explores yet another topic with preschoolers. Read full book review >

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CLIVE AND HIS BABIES by Jessica Spanyol
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"In a world where toy aisles and sometimes book racks are explicitly and implicitly gendered, Clive's love of baby dolls, frilly hats, glitter, and bags of all sorts is a breath of fresh air. (Board book. 18 mos.-4)"
Meet Clive, a white toddler who loves to play with his toys, his accessories, and his friends. Read full book review >

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KALAHARI by Jessica Khoury
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"Cultural infelicities aside, a gripping adventure. (Thriller. 12-16)"
Sarah is forced to explore her own boundaries when left not just on her own, but wholly responsible for others. Read full book review >

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WHAT YOU LEFT BEHIND by Jessica Verdi
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"Verdi balances her plot elements deftly in a read that could have gone terribly wrong in less sure hands. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A teenage father struggles to cope with grief, guilt, and his daughter. Read full book review >