Search Results: "Mari Jungstedt"


BOOK REVIEW

UNSPOKEN by Mari Jungstedt
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 6, 2007

"Features all the virtues of Knutas' English-language debut, from grim atmosphere to sharply rendered characters, plus a better constructed mystery with some unusually subtle clues."
Sweden's Det. Supt. Anders Knutas shows that the weeks leading up to Christmas can be just as bleak as the pitiless midsummer of Unseen (2006). Read full book review >

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THE INNER CIRCLE by Mari Jungstedt
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2008

"The investigation, as usual, crackles with tension, and the constant shifts in viewpoint are expertly managed. But the bizarre denouement is likely to make the third of Knutas's cases to appear in English the hardest sell to an American audience."
The murder of a Dutch student on a Gotland dig has roots more sinister than any Viking remains. Read full book review >

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UNSEEN by Mari Jungstedt
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 5, 2006

"Jungstedt kicks off her series—the subsequent two are headed for English translation—with foreboding atmosphere, plausible police work, a pat ending, several loose ends and a particularly handsome use of those endless days in a Swedish June."
The island of Gotland during the longest days of the Scandinavian midsummer is the setting for Jungstedt's grim procedural debut, first published in Sweden in 2003. Read full book review >

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SMOKED by Mari Mancusi
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Where there's smoke, there's fire. And dragons. And the end of the world. (Fantasy. 14 & up)"
No one is immune to sacrifice and revenge, and sometimes even a vegetarian dragon can have a taste for blood. Read full book review >

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PRINCESSES, INC.  by Mari Mancusi
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 18, 2017

"Lightweight, disposable fun. (Fiction. 9-12)"
News that YouTube star and fan-fiction hero Collin Prince will be a special guest at a comic convention sends Hailey, 13, and her three besties scrambling to finance a trip to Comicpalooza. Read full book review >

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I LIVE IN BROOKLYN by Mari Takabayashi
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 22, 2004

"I-like-to-do-with-my-family genre, this is fine, but it doesn't look like Brooklyn at all. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Takabayashi's latest starts out promisingly. Read full book review >

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SCORCHED by Mari Mancusi
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"A smoking triptych of time traveling, dubious double-crossing and enough dragons to sate the hungriest of gamers and fantasy fiends. (Fantasy. 14 & up)"
Which came first? The dragon, the egg or the fiery destruction of life as we know it? Read full book review >

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GAMER GIRL by Mari Mancusi
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"Predictable and littered with pop-culture references that will soon date, this one's for undiscerning tween fans of formulaic romance who want more of the same. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Gothy novice gamer and manga reader Maddy Starr has just moved from Boston to a small New Hampshire town following her parents' divorce. Read full book review >

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THE EARTH HUMS IN B FLAT by Mari Strachan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2009

"A coming-of-age story hijacked by Grand Guignol."
Murder, suicide, madness and awful food: An artless Welsh child must deal with them all in this dire first novel from Strachan, a resident of West Wales. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 27, 1996

"Correctness for the pre-law set."
A small order of leftist jurisprudence to go, by a self- described ``female Asian-American radical law professor who does theory.'' Matsuda (Law/Georgetown Univ.) collects 16 brief speeches delivered to legal and lay (mostly academic) audiences on her outsider status in the law, in academia, and in Clinton's America. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1999

"A truly comprehensive overview of this hot health topic: sound medical information, practical advice, and the sympathetic support of those in the same boat."
paper 0-89793-271-4 Researcher Skelly and reporter Helm both suffer from fibromyalgia, and both had difficulties securing an accurate diagnosis and effective medical treatment. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 25, 1997

"But not everyone will buy into their communal vision of justice, which will remain anathema to unreconstructed rugged American individualists."
Responding to the current wave of affirmative-action backlash, two Georgetown law professors, each proud beneficiaries of the policy, stand as zealous advocates brooking no retreat. ``Our parents taught us that . . . the struggle to make a place at the table for ourselves was also the struggle to free the souls of those who would exclude us,'' write Lawrence (who is African-American) and Matsuda (Japanese-American) of their individual family legacies of political idealism and civil rights activism. Read full book review >