Search Results: "Lucienne Diver"


BOOK REVIEW

FANGTABULOUS by Lucienne Diver
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"Reminiscent of Charlaine Harris' Sookie Stackhouse and Janet Evanovich's Stephan Plum, Gina never fails to deliver the goods. (Paranormal comedy. 12 & up)"
The fourth in the Vamped series carries the gang to the infamous center of all things witchy: Salem, Mass. Read full book review >

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REVAMPED by Lucienne Diver
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"The plot isn't what matters here; listening in on Gina's thoughts and quick-witted dialogue is what makes this such a treat. (Paranormal romance.12 & up)"
Gina, the 17-year-old fashionista of the undead, is back and as sassy as ever (Vamped, 2009). Read full book review >

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FANGTASTIC by Lucienne Diver
Released: Jan. 8, 2012

"This one doesn't miss a beat. (Paranormal comedy. 12 & up)"
Gina Covello, teen vampire and all-around glamour queen, is back in a new adventure that pits her and her heartthrob Bobby against enemies new and old. Read full book review >

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VAMPED by Lucienne Diver
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: May 1, 2009

"A light read, probably quickly forgotten but fun going down. (Fiction. YA)"
Gina Covello's senior prom doesn't go exactly as planned. Read full book review >

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Cliff Diver by Carmen Amato
Released: Jan. 30, 2013

"A clever Mexican detective tale that will leave readers eager for the series' next installment."
Emilia Cruz, Acapulco's first-ever female detective, investigates a police lieutenant's murder and tracks down counterfeit bills in the second installment of Amato's (Made In Acapulco, 2012) mystery series. Read full book review >

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THE DIVER by Alfred Neven DuMont
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2010

"Although the plot occasionally takes banal turns, character voices, as rendered by Dollenmayer's unassuming translation, lend meditative gravitas to the melodrama."
An octogenarian reflects ruefully on his beloved daughter's death and wonders if he could have prevented it, in German media magnate DuMont's debut novel. Read full book review >

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THE PEARL DIVER by Sujata Massey
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"The ending is improbable and sappy, but Massey's pungent take on mixed marriages and East-West culture clashes is first-rate."
Something's fishy in Washington's newest Japanese restaurant. Read full book review >

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THE FOG DIVER by Joel Ross
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 26, 2015

"It's a fresh approach, convincingly delivered, with overtones reminiscent of Dickens…the only thing missing is a sequel, which readers will hope won't be far behind. (Science fiction. 8-12)"
Adult novelist Ross (White Flag Down, 2007, etc.) makes his middle-grade debut with a boy's desperate search to save himself and his crew from a horrible fate in a post-apocalyptic future.Read full book review >

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DEEP-SEA DIVER by Nosy Crow
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 9, 2016

"A fine read for any tot that loves adventure. (Board book. 1-3)"
Bizzy Bear travels under the sea. Read full book review >

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THE DUMPSTER DIVER by Janet S. Wong
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2007

"Illustrated in cleanly drawn cartoon jumbles strewn with smiling faces and broken junk of all description, this cheery episode will have young readers (those, at least, without an aversion to creepy-crawlies) thoughtfully examining the castoffs in their own neighborhoods. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Sandwiched between wonderfully gross-out endpapers, this distinctly urban tale introduces a wild-haired handyman named Steve who furnishes his apartment with recycled junk. Read full book review >

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THE PEARL DIVER by Jeff Talarigo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 20, 2004

"A keenly observed but rather lifeless portrait. So little happens that it's difficult to stay involved, let alone interested, throughout the whole."
An impressionistic debut about a young Japanese pearl diver who is sent to a leper colony. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"Well-drawn portraits of a childhood from a lost world, the sorrows of exile and the resilience of a people."
Carasso, in her memoir, describes her extended Jewish family's life in Alexandria, Egypt, and how they were compelled to leave. Read full book review >