Search Results: "Jordan Stratford"


BOOK REVIEW

THE CASE OF THE MISSING MOONSTONE  by Jordan Stratford
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"At best readers won't get it, and at worst they will believe it. (Historical mystery. 8-12)"
The future author of Frankenstein teams up with the future inventor of the computer to establish a young ladies' detective agency.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CASE OF THE GIRL IN GREY by Jordan Stratford
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"A tragically flawed premise results in a lamentable waste of excellent writing. (Historical mystery. 8-12)"
More spurious adventures with those crime-solving minxes Ada Byron (Lovelace) and Mary Godwin (Shelley). Read full book review >

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I DIDN’T WANT TO GO TO YOUR PARTY ANYWAY
by Mandy Curtis

 

BOOK REPORT for Uninvited (Uninvited #1) by Sophie Jordan

 

Cover Story: Wingardium Leviosa

BFF Charm: Natalie Imbruglia

Swoonworthy Scale: 8

Talky Talk: Near-Realism

Bonus Factors: Familiar Territory, Mysterious Loner Dude

Anti-Bonus Factors: Discrimination, Uncertain Time Period

Relationship Status: Sympathetic Non-Carrier

 

Cover Story: Wingardium Leviosa

The good part: I like what’s going on with her hair. The hints ...


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BOOK REVIEW

UNINVITED by Sophie Jordan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"A schlocky bodice-ripper disguised as a dystopian romance. (Dystopian romance. 14 & up)"
She's tagged as a killer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"From where to buy those elements you just gotta have to where to go to find inspiration, Schwartz has included it all, and Lego fans will want this close to hand as both inspiration and guide for their next builds. (Nonfiction. 9 & up)"
Combining a history of Lego, interviews with prominent Lego builders and ideas for bringing models to the next level of inventiveness, this book will speak both to readers who are just starting out and to those looking to refine their skills. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ARE YOU EXPERIENCED? by Jordan Sonnenblick
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"This provocative, personal peek at legendary Woodstock rocks. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
When 15-year-old Rich Barber travels back in time from 2014 to the 1969 Woodstock festival, he encounters the '60s, including his teenage father. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ZEN AND THE ART OF FAKING IT by Jordan Sonnenblick
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Hilarious and heart-wrenching. (Fiction. 12-15)"
Adolescence is a time when teenagers ask the all-important question, "Who am I?," but for San Lee, an adopted Chinese boy starting eighth grade in a new school, the question has particular urgency. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VANISH by Sophie Jordan
FANTASY
Released: Sept. 6, 2011

"Overall, predictable but still imaginative, formulaic but still suspenseful. (Paranormal romance. 12 & up)"
What's a dragon-girl to do when she's in love with a boy who hunts dragons? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE JUNIPER GAME by Sherryl Jordan
FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

A 14-year-old finds herself psychically linked with a young woman who was burned as a witch in medieval England. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

REIGN OF SHADOWS by Sophie Jordan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 9, 2016

"All the standard tropes and clichés, only ever-so-much more so. (Dystopian fantasy. 14-18)"
Star-crossed romance smolders in a sunless fairy-tale kingdom of ugliness, horror, and grisly violence. Read full book review >