Search Results: "Josephine Angelini"


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STARCROSSED by Josephine Angelini
FANTASY
Released: June 1, 2011

"Teens who have outgrown Percy Jackson and moved into the paranormal-romance phase won't mind the amateurish prose; they'll be caught up in the we-must-we-can't sexual tension. (Paranormal romance. 13-15)"
What if Bella Swan were a demigod? Read full book review >

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GODDESS by Josephine Angelini
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 28, 2013

"Oh, the humanity. (Paranormal romance. 14-16)"
Power, love and vengeance come together in this consistently over-the-top conclusion to the Starcrossed trilogy. Read full book review >

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DREAMLESS by Josephine Angelini
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 29, 2012

"Interesting plot twists almost carry endless pages of Forbidden Love. (Paranormal romance. 13-15)"
Real sexual tension apparently requires all the divine forces in the universe be arrayed against you, if this book is any guide. Read full book review >

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FIREWALKER by Josephine Angelini
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A sequel of surprising depth and drama. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)"
Lily faces new trials against the ever enigmatic Lillian, the monstrous Woven, and, to her surprise, her own morality. Read full book review >

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TRIAL BY FIRE by Josephine Angelini
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"A clichéd start gives way to a richly drawn world of keenly devised magic. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)"
Once meek and tormented by debilitating allergies, a girl is transported to an alternate universe and becomes a staggeringly powerful witch. Read full book review >

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JOSEPHINE by Jean-Claude Baker
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1994

"No whitewash but sympathetic and gripping indeed. (Photos—32 pp.—not seen)"
Latest and perhaps best of several recent bios of Josephine Baker (e.g., Phyllis Rose's Jazz Cleopatra, 1989)—this one by the performer's semiadopted/fully discarded son (owner of a Manhattan restaurant named Chez Josephine) and Chase (The Great American Waistline, 1981, etc.). Read full book review >

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JOSEPHINE by Patricia Hruby Powell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 14, 2014

"An extraordinary dancer and woman is here celebrated with style and empathy. (author's note, artist's note, further reading, quotation sources) (Poetry/biography. 6-12)"
A life devoted to self-expression through dance and racial harmony is celebrated in this lavish, lengthy picture book. Read full book review >

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JOSEPHINE by Carolly Erickson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1999

"Moreover, her scholarly insights combine superbly with a mastery of period manners more often found in the best historical fiction. (8 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
An intimate, richly detailed, and candid portrait of the dramatic life and times of Napoleon's wife, Empress Josephine. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"The subject may capture readers, but it won't hold them. (chronology, bibliography) (Historical fiction. 10+)"
A muddled novel about two great and passionate figures. Read full book review >

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JOSEPHINE BAKER by Alan Schroeder
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 29, 1991

"Useful for assignments, but not as memorable as his earlier book. (Biography. 10+)"
A workmanlike entry in the ``Black Americans of Achievement'' series. Read full book review >

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BECOMING JOSEPHINE by Heather Webb
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 31, 2013

"A worthy fictional primer on Empress Josephine."
Webb adds new frisson to the often fictionalized travails of an unlikely empress. Read full book review >

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DAISY AND JOSEPHINE by Melissa Gilbert
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 28, 2014

"A canine penchant for French couture adds unexpected verve to this otherwise fairly ordinary tale of a lonely girl. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Daisy's new puppy may refuse to play fetch, chase or catch, but she's a fashionista who soon wins Daisy's heart. Read full book review >