Search Results: "Lesley Livingston"


BOOK REVIEW

TRANSCENDENT by Lesley Livingston
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Dec. 1, 2014

"Fans may come away with questions but should be satisfied on the whole. (Paranormal romance. 14-18)"
An action-packed conclusion to the Starling trilogy. Read full book review >

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DARKLIGHT by Lesley Livingston
FANTASY
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"Urban Faerie genre. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
Urban faerie killers, star-crossed lovers, rival courts and a spot of Shakespeare vie for center stage in this sequel to Wondrous Strange (2009). Read full book review >

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THE VALIANT by Lesley Livingston
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"A familiar-feeling historical adventure elevated by use of setting. (Historical fiction. 12-16)"
A Celtic princess is abducted, enslaved, and sent to a gladiatrix school in Julius Caesar's Rome. Read full book review >

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DESCENDANT by Lesley Livingston
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 27, 2013

"Those who've been awaiting this sequel should be pleased. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)"
Livingston delivers a significantly stronger story—and heroine—in this sequel to Starling (2012). Read full book review >

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STARLING by Lesley Livingston
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 28, 2012

"The cliffhanger ending may convince insatiable paranormal-romance readers to give the next book in this series a try. (Paranormal romance. 13 & up)"
A less-than-impressive addition to the plethora of mythology-based YA romances. Read full book review >

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WONDROUS STRANGE by Lesley Livingston
FANTASY
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"Lots of telling rather than showing, lots of Shakespeare quotes and pop-culture references, but even the Central Park carousel exploding into the Wild Hunt can't save this one. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
An overwrought, overwritten first-novel fantasy. Read full book review >

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TEMPESTUOUS by Lesley Livingston
FANTASY
Released: Dec. 21, 2010

The third and final entry in the series that began with Wondrous Strange (2008), this ends the story just right. Read full book review >

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PRINCESS VALIANT
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for The Valiant (The Valiant #1) by Lesley Livingston

Cover Story: Can’t Unsee
BFF Charm: Yay
Swoonworthy Scale: 7
Talky Talk: Modern History
Bonus Factors: Female Gladiators, Cleopatra
Relationship Status: Swords Drawn

Cover Story: Can’t Unsee

At first, I was going to talk about how the young woman on this cover looks like a gladiator, which is ...


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BOOK REVIEW

DEATH IN A DISTANT LAND by Nancy Livingston
Released: March 31, 1989

Here, the author's unlikely duo—quiet, retired widower G.D.H. Pringle and his buxom, lively companion Mavis Bignell (Incident at Parga, etc.)—are travelling across Australia on a trip paid for by Mavis big Derby win. Read full book review >

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MAYHEM IN PARVA by Nancy Livingston
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"Mavis (never as endearing as Pringle and the author find her) is in at the finish of a story that starts well but loses its way in a jumble of fussy overplotting."
Some surprises await retired tax inspector G.D.H. Pringle (Murder in Close-up, etc.) when he decides to explore his roots in the village of Wuffinge Parva, fueled by the vague notion of moving out of London with his down-to-earth mistress Mavis Bignell. Read full book review >

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TO DIE IN BABYLON by Harold Livingston
Released: Oct. 25, 1993

"Well done. (First printing of 50,000)"
The author of Touch the Sky (1991) and Ride a Tiger (1987) takes a well-balanced and rather somber look at the Gulf War through Iraqi and American eyes. Read full book review >