Search Results: "Justina Ireland"


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PROMISE OF SHADOWS by Justina Ireland
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 11, 2014

"A dark, slyly funny read. (Fantasy. 13 & up)"
A reluctant Harpy discovers her destiny in an elaborate Greek-mythology-based fantasy. Read full book review >

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VENGEANCE BOUND by Justina Ireland
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 2, 2013

"Buffy meets Dexter with a sprinkling of Aeschylus, but only for genre fiends. (Fantasy. 14 & up)"
When vengeance is all you seek, will it ever be enough? Read full book review >

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BEYOND THE HORIZON by Ryan Ireland
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 14, 2015

"Intellectual in theme, literary in execution: think Gabriel García Márquez reimagining Little Big Man."
Ireland finds no heroes in his debut novel, which blends fanciful history with magic realism to create a critical allegory of the American expansionist experience. Read full book review >

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ANA IMAGINED by Perrin Ireland
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2000

"Even Ireland's division of her unsettling evocation into a brief 'beginning' and a long 'middle' acknowledges that stories like Ana's, and Anne's, can have no end."
A novel-within-a-novel whose author chooses a Sarajevo woman glimpsed on a TV newsreel as a way of exorcising her own long-suppressed demons. Read full book review >

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SILVER SCREEN by Justina Robson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 3, 2005

"A startlingly innovative take on the tried-and-true theme of artificial intelligence."
A cerebral and absorbing novel that explores the nature of consciousness and artificial intelligence, from the author of Natural History (2003). Read full book review >

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A BLIND SPOT FOR BOYS by Justina  Chen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 12, 2014

"A mostly satisfying 'round-the-world romance. (Romance. 14-18)"
Sixteen-year-old photographer Shana, a secondary character from Chen's previous novel, Return to Me (2013), takes center stage in this stand-alone companion romance. Read full book review >

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RETURN TO ME by Justina  Chen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 15, 2013

"Disappointing. (Paranormal fiction. 13 & up)"
A teen psychic learns to embrace her visions after her father breaks up their family. Read full book review >

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NATURAL HISTORY by Justina Robson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 4, 2005

"Quirky, highly intelligent, uneven, sometimes exposition-clogged, often utterly remarkable: alert, agile readers will find it thoroughly rewarding."
Another entry in what amounts to a (not exclusively) British-accented new New Wave of breathtaking space operas (cf. Iain M. Banks, Ken MacLeod, John C. Wright, Neal Asher), here's Robson's third novel and first US appearance. Read full book review >

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LIFE LINES by Jill Ireland
Released: April 24, 1989

In her follow-up to 1987's Life Wish, which detailed her bouts with breast cancer, Ireland hits her stride as a writer and presents a fiercely superior book. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 15, 2016

"A rigorous textual juxtaposition of two faiths, marred by uneven writing."
A comparative study of Christianity and Islam that seeks to spell out terms of reconciliation between the two religions. Read full book review >

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WOULDN'T IT BE DEADLY by D.E. Ireland
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 23, 2014

"The two authors writing together as Ireland must have known that the tradeoff for a ready-made back story and brand-name characters would be comparisons with the characters' creator—but did they know how short they would fall?"
A flower girl-turned-speech coach stops polishing vowels long enough to solve several murders in a series debut that picks up just short of where Shaw's Pygmalion left off.Read full book review >