Search Results: "Krista Russell"


BOOK REVIEW

CHASING THE NIGHTBIRD by Krista Russell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Solid work, featuring a strong-minded protagonist bent on doing the best he can with what he's been given. (afterword, bibliography) (Historical fiction. 11-13)"
Abolitionists square off against slave catchers in this well-crafted debut, complicating the schemes of a stranded young sailor. Read full book review >

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MY ACCIDENTAL JIHAD by Krista Bremer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 22, 2014

"A sweet and rewarding journey of a book."
A moving, lyrical memoir about how an American essayist fell in love with a Libyan-born Muslim man and learned to embrace the life she made with him. Read full book review >

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STARRING ME by Krista McGee
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 10, 2012

"Chad and Kara's outcome is predictable from the start, but their time spent being creative and typical teens in the context of their celebrity status keeps the narration fun for genre fans. (Christian chick-lit. 13 & up)"
Good things come to those who wait—and pray. Read full book review >

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THE ELIOT GIRLS by Krista Bridge
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 23, 2015

"A patina of restraint and deeply buried resentment infuses every passage and short, meaning-laden exchange, making this a minutely observed if occasionally claustrophobic portrait of personal awakenings.
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When 15-year-old Audrey, a weak student, enters an ultracompetitive private girls school to please her mother, who's a teacher there, mother and daughter soon discover a culture of repression, gossip and vicious pranks.
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LUMINARY by Krista McGee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"The faithful may enjoy it. (Dystopian romance. 10-14)"
This simplistic dystopia delivers formulaic romance and a large dose of religious faith. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FIRST DATE by Krista McGee
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 10, 2012

"Although reality shows and religion don't usually mix, this text blends both well and serves up Addy as a believable and endearing heroine. (Fiction. 12-15)"
This light teenage romance with a reality-show twist is entertaining and forgivably predictable. Read full book review >

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RIGHT WHERE I BELONG by Krista McGee
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Dec. 11, 2012

"Not much in the way of general appeal here, but this one may suit teens on the hunt for overtly Christian-themed fiction sprinkled with a bit of (very chaste) romance. (Fiction. 12-16)"
A wholesome, if uninspired, exploration of the role of faith in helping a young woman find her place in the world. Read full book review >

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REVOLUTIONARY by Krista McGee
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 15, 2014

"The faith is fervent, but the story is just a mess. (Dystopian romance. 12-18)"
The final installment in the evangelical-dystopian Anomaly trilogy keeps the tension cranked up to 11. Read full book review >

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Regret by Krista Everson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 27, 2013

"A series to watch; obviously an early effort, but with clever character development and high-stakes drama."
Mermaid-vampire Kristella struggles to find a balance between her human and supernatural lives in the face of a wedding, vengeful goblins and a prophecy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 7, 2011

"An intriguing, fresh take on the vampire genre, but doesn't quite fulfill its promise."
Everson presents a mermaid/vampire tale set in a coastal California town. Read full book review >

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WHAT'S YOUR SIGN?
by Mandy Wan

 

BOOK REPORT for Zodiac (Book 1) by Romina Russell

Cover Story: Cosmos-esque
BFF Charm: Meh
Swoonworthy Scale:
 3
Talky Talk: Exposition Overload
Bonus Factor:
 Zodiac
Bonus/Anti-Bonus Factor: Houses
Relationship Status: First Date Fizzle

 

Cover Story: Cosmos-esque

This reminds me of the artwork for many a scientific docu-series: neat to look at, but ...


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