Search Results: "Leah Cypess"


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DEATH MARKED by Leah Cypess
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 3, 2015

"Somber and disquieting but alight with flickers of hope. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
A sorceress without magic navigates lies, treachery and despair in this thoughtful conclusion to the fantasy duology that began with Death Sworn (2014).Read full book review >

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DEATH SWORN by Leah Cypess
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 4, 2014

"A thoughtful exploration of identity and responsibility wrapped in a twisty, suspenseful mystery and set in a gorgeously realized fantasy world. (Fantasy/mystery. 12 & up)"
A teenage sorceress without magic attempts to solve a murder in a cave full of killers. What could possibly go wrong? Read full book review >

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NIGHTSPELL by Leah Cypess
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 1, 2011

"Morbid and moving, transcendent and triumphant. (Horror. 14 & up)"
The distinctions between life and death are dissolved with sinister consequences in this dark companion to Mistwood (2010). Read full book review >

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MISTWOOD by Leah Cypess
FANTASY
Released: May 1, 2010

"Astonishing and inspiring. (Fantasy. YA)"
The greatest magic is the power of choice in this lush, romantic debut fantasy. Read full book review >

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PRISONER 88 by Leah Pileggi
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"Young readers, including reluctant ones, will be rooting for Jake. (archival photograph, author's note) (Historical fiction. 10-13)"
A surprisingly affecting portrait of a 10-year-old boy in 1885 who is sentenced to five years for manslaughter and sent to the Idaho Territorial Penitentiary. Read full book review >

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HISTORY
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

A well-written litigation case history involving free-speech rights for students is the newest title in the Landmark Supreme Court Cases series. Read full book review >

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THE LAST TIME WE WERE US by Leah Konen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 10, 2016

"An easy, intelligent coming-of-age tale. (Romance. 14-18)"
All teens want to be popular in high school…but not all are. Konen combines humor and pathos for a realistic novel about the conflict between peer pressure and personal strength. Read full book review >

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DOWN CITY by Leah Carroll
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 7, 2017

"An honest and probing memoir of coming to terms with family."
A debut memoirist tells the story of her mother's brutal murder and her difficult relationship with her father, who followed his wife to the grave 14 years later. Read full book review >

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THE MYTH OF YOU & ME by Leah Stewart
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 20, 2005

"A terrific opening slides into heavy-handed philosophizing and sentimental romance."
A young woman travels from Mississippi to Massachusetts to look up her former best friend. Read full book review >

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THE HISTORY OF US by Leah Stewart
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"With a playwright's precise, sometimes excoriating dialogue and an insightful novelist's judicious use of interior monologue, Stewart crafts a tearful yet unsentimental family coming-of-age story."
A professor who raised her late sister's three children grapples with the long-term consequences. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Komaiko has written a poignant memoir that turns despair into joy."
A moving, enlightening, and humorous memoir of the friendship between two women, aged 44 and 94. Read full book review >

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BECAUSE YOU'LL NEVER MEET ME by Leah Thomas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 2, 2015

"A witty, unusual take on friendship and parlaying weakness into power. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Opposites attract—and repel—in Thomas' epistolary debut novel. Read full book review >