Search Results: "Julie Berry"


BOOK REVIEW

THE SCANDALOUS SISTERHOOD OF PRICKWILLOW PLACE by Julie Berry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 23, 2014

"Droll farce yields to intriguing mystery, leaving the seams between them showing. (Farce/mystery. 11-13)"
When an overbearing headmistress and her odious brother drop dead, seven Victorian schoolgirls decide to run their school without adult interference. Read full book review >

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SECONDHAND CHARM by Julie Berry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"An entertaining read—guaranteed. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Berry's romantic fantasy teems with action, suspense and a bit of boy-next-door romance. Read full book review >

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ALL THE TRUTH THAT'S IN ME by Julie Berry
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 26, 2013

"A tale of uncommon elegance, power and originality. (Historical thriller. 12 & up)"
Eighteen-year-old Judith Finch gradually reveals the horror of her two-year disappearance in a stunning historical murder mystery and romance. Read full book review >

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THE EMPEROR'S OSTRICH by Julie Berry
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 18, 2017

"Readers looking for easy laughs will find them here. (Fantasy. 8-13)"
What do you do with an emperor who has "the heart of a rotten onion and the spine of a soup noodle"? Read full book review >

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THE AMARANTH ENCHANTMENT by Julie Berry
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2009

"There's also a goat named Dog, who figures mightily in the action and may or may not have a few magicks himself. (Fantasy. 9-14)"
A lively, quick, stylish, engaging first novel with some lovely, familiar fairy-tale elements. Read full book review >

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THE PASSION OF DOLSSA by Julie Berry
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 12, 2016

"Immersive and mesmerizing. (character list, historical note, glossary, bibliography) (Historical fantasy. 14-17)"
A girl matchmaker in 13th-century southern France meets a mystic on the run from the Inquisition. Read full book review >

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OTHERMOON by Nina Berry
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"More substantial and satisfying than it looks. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)"
Readers who've been desperate to learn what happens next to teen shape-shifter Desdemona Grey and her band of Otherkin (2012) will find plenty to enjoy in the action-packed sequel. Read full book review >

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DEATH AND THE CROSSED WIRES by Linda Berry
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 18, 2009

"Droll dialogue from Hen and Trudy (Death and the Family Tree, 2007, etc.) and a rather sweet rendering of small-town life. Still, the motive is a bit shaky, and a major clue is all but shouted from the rooftops early on."
Ungodliness erupts during a baptism. Read full book review >

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REDEMPTION SONG by Bertice Berry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"A mix indeed."
Inspirational speaker and standup comedian Berry (I'm on My Way but Your Foot Is on My Head: A Black Woman's Story of Getting over Life's Hurdles, not reviewed, etc.) debuts with this spiritual love story. Read full book review >

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COLORED SUGAR WATER by Venise Berry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 7, 2002

"To writing what doodling is to painting."
Continuing where she left off in All of Me (2000), Berry ignores the tenets of good storytelling and aims clearly for a single racial market. Read full book review >

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THE 14TH COLONY by Steve Berry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 5, 2016

"Longer than it needs to be but Berry gunfights his way entertainingly enough to the save-the-world conclusion of this formulaic yarn."
Cotton Malone of the Magellan Billet, the Justice Department's elite intelligence group, once again yanks the U.S. back from the precipice of annihilation. Read full book review >

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WHEN LOVE CALLS, YOU BETTER ANSWER by Bertice Berry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 14, 2005

"'Life and love keep on coming,' Aunt Babe tells us. And who's to deny her? Many will identify."
Berry's fourth and perhaps breakthrough inspirational (Jim & Louella's Homemade Heartfix Remedy, 2002, etc.), in tamped-down black English. Read full book review >