Search Results: "Sasha Gould"


BOOK REVIEW

HEART OF GLASS by Sasha Gould
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 12, 2013

"Romance, revenge, treachery and intrigue. (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
After solving her sister's murder in Cross My Heart (2012), 16-year-old Laura once again becomes perilously implicated in the secrets and scandals of 16th-century Venice when her fiance is accused of murder. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CROSS MY HEART by Sasha Gould
Released: March 13, 2012

"Enticing, exciting fare. (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
Sixteen-year-old Laura della Scala becomes dangerously embroiled in the secrets, scandal and political intrigue of 16th-century upper-class Venice as she seeks to unravel the mystery surrounding her sister's unexpected death. Read full book review >

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ICE, ICE BABIES
by Mandy Wan

BOOK REPORT for Iceling (Book 1) by Sasha Stephenson

Cover Story: Two Girls and a Buoy (Theme)
BFF Charm: Yay!
Swoonworthy Scale:
 2
Talky Talk: Many Monologues
Bonus Factors:
 Conspiracy, Dog Calling
Anti-Bonus Factor: Confusing Geography
Relationship Status: Passing Ships in the Night

Cover Story: Two Girls and Buoy (Theme)

Something about Anthony Elder's illustration is a little throwback ...


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BOOK REVIEW

HUGE by Sasha Paley
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 22, 2007

"Appalling and simplistic. (Fiction. 11-13)"
A clichéd, moralistic tale of lessons learned at fat camp. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VIDALIA IN PARIS by Sasha Watson
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Watson portrays Paris with a doting accuracy and delineates all the torments of first love. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Watson's supple, low-key first novel distills beautifully the feelings of excitement that a young art student experiences when in Paris for the first time. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ICELING by Sasha Stephenson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Dec. 13, 2016

"Faced with the inconsistent plotting, indifference to geography and climate, and sloppy execution, readers are more likely to abandon this series opener halfway than to wait for Volume 2. (Science fiction. 12-16)"
Discovered by scientists in the Canadian Arctic and later adopted, a group of speechless but intense and powerful teens compel their older siblings to return them to that site a decade and a half later. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Dec. 21, 2012

"Contains some wishful thinking, but many readers will appreciate this admirable effort in pursuit of a more perfect union."
A call to alter the ways of governmental policymaking that hinder democracies from reaching their full potential. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LIFE FROM SCRATCH by Sasha Martin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 3, 2015

"Poignant, heartwarming and generously filled with delicious recipes."
An award-winning blogger and MFK Fisher scholar's account of how food not only came to define a difficult childhood, but also became the way she was able to heal her past. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HOUSE OF TWENTY THOUSAND BOOKS by Sasha Abramsky
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"If you finish this brilliantly realized book thinking you need to own more books, you're to be forgiven. A wonderful celebration of the mind, history, and love."
Memoir of Jewish intellectual life and universal history alike, told through a houseful of books, their eccentric collectors, and the rooms in which they dwelled. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Purple Canary by Joyce Gould
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 22, 2016

"Despite its flaws, this book may be useful for families affected by porphyria and may interest others frustrated by flawed education and medical systems in the United States."
A mother helps her daughter cope with a rare disease in this memoir. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SECOND LOVE by Judith Gould
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 8, 1997

"Gould's fourth hardcover (Too Damn Rich, 1992, etc.) is one of her sillier offerings, with lots of explicit sex mixing pain with pleasure, and orgasms with visions of flower gardens, like clichÇs in ecstasy."
Gould continues in the Sidney Sheldon tradition, this time with echoes of Windmills of the Gods: a widowed heroine, a hit- woman, and a group of ominously foreign bad guys. Read full book review >