Search Results: "Laurisa White Reyes"


BOOK REVIEW

ROCK OF IVANORE by Laurisa White Reyes
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2012

"An irascible talking wizard's staff is the only memorable element in this otherwise trite outing. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
Another paint-by-numbers quest fantasy that (surprise!) kicks off a series. Read full book review >

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MADRE AND I by Guillermo Reyes
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 27, 2010

"A fairly humorless recollection of a hardworking mother, but still an affecting homage to 'the boundlessly life-affirming memory of her.'"
Playwright Reyes (Theater/Arizona State Univ.) casts a grateful eye on the past and his mother's many sacrifices in a strange land. Read full book review >

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INCRIMINATED by M.G. Reyes
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 24, 2016

"The juxtaposition of rounded characters with outrageous situations gives readers just enough of a base to stand on before the story runs off with them. (Thriller. 14-18)"
Six legally emancipated, culturally and racially diverse teens share a luxury house in Venice Beach, but the once-tightknit group is drifting apart, and their only hope for coming together is breaking through the multiple lies, coverups, and conspiracies twisting through their lives. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 16, 1995

"The Butcher,'' the second, decidedly unerotic novella seems like a case of false advertising."
Two novellas—one torrid, the other patently inane—mark the American debut of a bestselling French sensation. Read full book review >

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EMANCIPATED by M.G. Reyes
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 12, 2015

"Enjoyably gossipy at times, but it takes some patience. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A group of emancipated minors, many hiding secrets, share a house in LA's Venice Beach. Read full book review >

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THE FROST KING by G.J.D. Reyes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 3, 2014

"A dark, sometimes-insightful tale that mixes time-tested fantasy elements."
In this medieval-fantasy debut, an abused teenager finds refuge in a kingdom that holds secrets about her own destiny. Read full book review >

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BEHIND CLOSED DOORS by Alina Reyes
Released: May 1, 1996

"Erotic vignettes, some quite extraordinary, but not a book in any more rewardingly imaginable sense: raw material thrown haphazardly on the page."
Smutty meanderings from French porn diva Reyes (The Butcher, 1995), who here badly overestimates the literary freight her train can pull. Read full book review >

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THE RUINS by Rafael Reyes-Ruiz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2014

"A stylish, jampacked tale that examines love, memory, and international identity.
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A professor of Japanese history searches for a long-lost lover while studying the Portuguese diaspora throughout Asia. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

"A haunting but inspiriting remembrance."
In this debut personal memoir, a woman recounts her youthful struggles with religious extremism. Read full book review >

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THE BOOK OF EMMA REYES by Emma  Reyes
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"An unsentimental and inspiring depiction of rising out of atrocious circumstances."
An artist's epistolary girlhood memoir of abandonment, poverty, and survival. Read full book review >