Search Results: "Josephine Angelini"


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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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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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HOLY TERROR by Josephine Boyle
Released: Feb. 23, 1995

"Boyle (Maiden's End, 1989, etc.) unfolds a ghost story that's spooky but not scary, thanks to the generous comic relief provided by grandes dames Curran and Witherley-Bashe—and a piquant emphasis on the spiritual nature of spirits in this Protestant corrective to Anne Rice."
The penny-dreadful title conceals a truly unusual ghost story. Read full book review >

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THE FIREMAN'S FAIR by Josephine Humphreys
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1991

"An appealing romance that's something of a parable for the end of the 80's—when the hurricane hits, false love and yuppie pretensions are swept away, really gone with the wind."
Far richer in love than Rich in Love (1987), this third novel from Humphreys (her first was Dreams of Sleep, 1984) fully evokes a jittery, post-hurricane Charleston where people are figuring out that they need to rebuild their lives as well as their rooftops. Read full book review >

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NOWHERE ELSE ON EARTH by Josephine Humphreys
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 4, 2000

"A remarkable achievement from a writer who just keeps getting better."
Another character-rich, atmospheric, thematically complex tale from Humphreys (The Fireman's Fair, 1991, etc.), set in a "piney lower corner of North Carolina" during the Civil War era. Read full book review >

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THE STILLEST DAY by Josephine Hart
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Its natural condition, like that of Pater or Poe, seems to be the high-sounding aphorism——In repetition the history of an old sin achieves an almost biblical resonance' —whose dominance turns this novel into a commonplace book. (First printing of 30,000)"
The author of Damage (1991), Sin (1992), and Oblivion (1995) is back again with her most expansively titled, yet ungenerously plotted, novel of passionate obsession. Read full book review >

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THE STARCHED BLUE SKY OF SPAIN by Josephine Herbst
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 14, 1991

These posthumous memoirs of novelist and journalist Herbst (1892-1969) alternate between dreamy recollection and thoughtful questioning of literary and political fashions. Read full book review >