Search Results: "Melissa de la Cruz"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 28, 2011

"A story about family, infidelity and isolation that falls short in some places, but is worth a read for its authentic emotions."
Miscolta's debut novel explores familial boundaries and the isolation that can persist in the search for a lasting connection. Read full book review >

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MEMORIAS DE UN CAMALEON by Miguel De La Cruz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 20, 2013

"A creative, evocative mix of stories."
A debut collection of short fiction, mostly in Spanish, addressing aspects of the Mexican and Mexican-American experiences. Read full book review >

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RETURN TO THE ISLE OF THE LOST by Melissa de la Cruz
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 24, 2016

"Likely, like its predecessor, to be a fixture on bestseller lists—but not for its imaginative or literary qualities. (Fantasy. 10-13)"
Ominous portents in Auradon send the offspring of four Disney villains home—to discover that their evil parents have disappeared. Read full book review >

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TRIPLE MOON by Melissa de la Cruz
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"A stormy beach read that is more soap than opera. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)"
Terrible teen witches seek and sabotage safe haven in this spinoff's spinoff. Read full book review >

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GIRL STAYS IN THE PICTURE by Melissa de la Cruz
FICTION
Released: June 2, 2009

"Readers looking for a Gossip Girl with heart will be thrilled. (Fiction. YA)"
Better-than-average teen fluff from a reigning queen of the genre. Read full book review >

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ANGELS ON SUNSET BOULEVARD by Melissa de la Cruz
FICTION
Released: March 6, 2007

"A Faustian morality tale and a certain hit. (Fiction. YA)"
Sex, drugs and rock-'n'-roll, combined with a popular internet cult, dominate this mystery about the dark side of finding fame in Los Angeles. Read full book review >

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SOMETHING IN BETWEEN by Melissa de la Cruz
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"Typical teen drama elevated by its exploration of a complex social issue but hampered by an unrealistically feel-good conclusion. (author's note) (Fiction. 14-18)"
Jasmine de los Santos, an overachieving 16-year-old immigrant from the Philippines, looks forward to a vibrant future, until she discovers a family secret that threatens to take away her American dream. Read full book review >

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THE RING AND THE CROWN by Melissa de la Cruz
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 1, 2014

"Readers captivated by the setting may enjoy this novel-length setup; they will hope for more plot in the next installment. (Historical fantasy. 14 & up)"
The lives of five teens intersect in turn-of-the-20th-century London, the capital of the Franco-British Empire. Read full book review >

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MASQUERADE by Melissa de la Cruz
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: May 1, 2007

"Several unknown motivations are reserved for the next installment, and de la Cruz sometimes strains the plot, leaning soapwards near the end; but overall, a tasty and alluring sequel for the vampire-sex-and-fashion set. (Fantasy. YA)"
Sexy vampires in Coco Chanel glam up Manhattan in the continuing web of intrigue. Read full book review >

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CAT’S MEOW by Melissa de la Cruz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

Imagine the contents of an Entertainment Channel hostess's mind turned into print. Voilà this fiction debut! Read full book review >

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THE ISLE OF THE LOST by Melissa de la Cruz
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 5, 2015

"A paint-by-numbers effort to market a spinoff that's likely to be equally ephemeral. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
In a prequel to an upcoming Disney Channel film, the offspring of four familiar villains bond in an effort to impress their evil parents. Read full book review >

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VAMPIRES OF MANHATTAN by Melissa de la Cruz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Over-the-top drama and a breezy pace leave more to look forward to in the series."
De la Cruz's new adult series based on her Blue Bloods books for teens (Gates of Paradise, 2013, etc.) starts off with a fang.Read full book review >