Search Results: "Marlene Perez"


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DEAD IS A BATTLEFIELD by Marlene Perez
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 6, 2012

"Fun for the right audience. (Paranormal suspense. 10-16)"
A high-school freshman learns that she's one of a group of women who fight evil beasties in her supernatural town of Nightshade, Calif. Read full book review >

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UNEXPECTED DEVELOPMENT by Marlene Perez
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Perez eventually wraps up too many issues way too quickly, ultimately rendering a potentially provocative love story into a sanitizingly unsatisfying issue piece. (Fiction. YA)"
Generously busted Megan has two primary goals for the summer: to have breast-reduction surgery before her sophomore year begins, and to somehow, some way, nab dreamy Jake Darrow, the guy she's had a crush on since seventh grade. Read full book review >

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DEAD IS A KILLER TUNE by Marlene Perez
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"A solid continuation with an ending that promises further growth in characters and overarching storylines. (Paranormal suspense. 10-16) "
A Battle of the Bands brings a magical music menace to Nightshade, and Jessica and her friends must stop it. Read full book review >

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The Challengers Aero Club by Severo Perez
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 22, 2012

"An engaging, thorough novel about forgotten heroes of aviation history."
Perez's debut historical novel fictionalizes the story of three pioneering black aviators who changed the face of aeronautics. Read full book review >

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TO SELENA, WITH LOVE by Chris Perez
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 3, 2012

"A straightforward but mostly moving valentine to young love that will appeal to romantics and fans of Latin music."
The widower of murdered pop star Selena reveals poignant details of their short time together as a couple. Read full book review >

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ENDLESS NIGHT by Patrick  Perez
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 14, 2013

"An exciting, slightly more wholesome alternative to Pullman's His Dark Materials series."
In this debut fantasy novel, an awkward boy unexpectedly becomes a warrior when called to save another world. Read full book review >

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Blood and Ash by Manuel Perez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 2016

"A hearty introduction to a world of magic and its equally enchanting inhabitants."
An MIT student with untapped power may play an essential role in a centurieslong war between otherworldly coalitions in this debut supernatural fantasy novel. Read full book review >

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THE LOSERS’ CLUB by Richard Perez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2003

"Rough start but finally builds into an engaging debut."
First novel from a new press that focuses on original literary paperbacks (see Grimes, above). This tyro's effort, however, is far less of a treasure than Grimes's psychopharmacological whiz. Read full book review >

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FRANCIS BACON by Perez Zagorin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1998

"A valuable work for the serious Bacon scholar, but not for the layperson. (20 b&w photos, not seen)"
An erudite investigation into the work of the man regarded as the founder of the Scientific Revolution, this volume attempts to tie together Bacon's many writings, not only on science, but also on language, morals, politics, rhetoric, law, and history. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"A spunky and heartfelt memoir."
A celebrated Puerto Rican actress's memoir about how she found success despite growing up in unstable and often abusive environments. Read full book review >