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BOOK REVIEW

SIX OF CROWS by Leigh Bardugo
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"Cracking page-turner with a multiethnic band of misfits with differing sexual orientations who satisfyingly, believably jell into a family. (Fantasy. 14 & up)"
Adolescent criminals seek the haul of a lifetime in a fantasyland at the beginning of its industrial age. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RUIN AND RISING by Leigh Bardugo
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 3, 2014

"Triumphant. (Fantasy. 13 & up)"
Bardugo's Grisha Trilogy comes to a thunderous conclusion. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHADOW AND BONE by Leigh Bardugo
Released: June 5, 2012

"The plotting is powerful enough to carry most readers past flaws and into the next book in the series. (classification of Grisha types, map [not seen]) (Fantasy. 13 & up)"
In a Russian-inflected fantasy world, an orphan comes into immense power and, with it, danger. Read full book review >

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CROOKED KINGDOM by Leigh Bardugo
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"How can such a hefty tome be un-put-down-able excitement from beginning to end? (glossary) (Fantasy. 14 & up)"
This hefty sequel to Six of Crows (2015) brings high-tension conclusions to the many intertwined intrigues of Ketterdam. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SIEGE AND STORM by Leigh Bardugo
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 11, 2013

"Scheming and action carry readers at a breathless pace to an end that may surprise them and will definitely leave them panting for the series' conclusion. (Fantasy. 13 & up)"
The Grisha Trilogy turns from bildungsroman to political thriller in its second installment. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WONDER WOMAN by Leigh Bardugo
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 29, 2017

"Cinematic battles and a race against time keep the excitement high, but the focus on girls looking out for each other is what makes this tie-in shine. Crossed fingers for a sequel. (Superhero fantasy. 12-16)"
DC Comics opens its new line of media tie-in novels with this Wonder Woman origin story. Read full book review >

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"I am Diana of Themyscira, daughter of Hippolyta. Your wrath upon this world is over."

This past weekend was a big deal in the world of superheroes, big blockbusters, and feminism. Wonder Woman, a major studio film starring Gal Gadot, directed by Patty Jenkins, debuted on Friday and is by all accounts set to smash box office predictions (it is ...


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BOOK REVIEW

TEN COMMANDMENTS FOR KISSING GLORIA JEAN by Britt Leigh
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2014

"A nicely balanced, believable and interesting view into adolescence, sex education and the power of faith. (Fiction. 11-14)"
A 14-year-old girl tries to follow her Catholic faith but wants to get her first kiss too. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

REAPER by Kyra Leigh
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 9, 2017

"An also-ran in the genre; for a far more nuanced, philosophical examination of life and death, readers interested in reaping should consider Neal Shusterman's erudite Scythe (2016) instead. (Fantasy. 12-15)"
A white teenage girl discovers she must reap souls after she dies. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TURNER JOURNALS by Robert Leigh
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 9, 1996

"Flatly written, with a preposterous premise."
January, 1990: Nicholas Turner, Brooklyn-based writer of paperback originals, grieves over the sudden death of his 32-year- old wife Gina. Read full book review >

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Wake Not the Hangman by Deborah Leigh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 10, 2015

"Energetic and spirited storytelling make this pulpy tale an entertaining read."
In Leigh's debut novel, a young man battles harsh conditions, a sadistic father, and the evils of slavery in a historical saga of Missouri settlers in the early 19th century. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TRUE GRACE by Wendy Leigh
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2007

"What lay beneath the compulsions? Leigh never gets beyond the surface of Kelly's need to please a distant, philandering father."
Gossipy biography of Her Serene Highness. Read full book review >