Search Results: "Tatiana Cassandra Mandis"


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NON-FICTION
Released: April 9, 2014

"A well-organized, charming guide to Madrid."
Two American girls pen a travelogue about Madrid, Spain. Read full book review >

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ATHENS by Tatiana Cassandra Mandis
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 5, 2012

"An accomplished guide to a 7,000-year-old city by a writer just entering her 12th year."
An 11-year-old Manhattanite makes her authorial debut with this well-researched guide to the Greek capital for tourists of all ages. Read full book review >

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A SECRET KEPT by Tatiana de Rosnay
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"For any other writer this would be a fine novel, but de Rosnay's fans will expect more than the central character's aimless journey."
The story of an emotionally distant family as it struggles to come to grips with changing dynamics and the mysterious death of a young mother many years ago. Read full book review >

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CITY OF LOST SOULS by Cassandra Clare
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 8, 2012

"Fans of the familiar will find this an unchallenging goth-and-glitter pleasure. (Fantasy. 13-16)"
What with the race to save Jace from the new Big Bad, wonderful secondary characters get short shrift. Read full book review >

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THE MUSEUM OF MARY CHILD by Cassandra Golds
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Beautifully written, this work by a seasoned Australian author revisits territory once owned by Robert Cormier: the enthralling moral fable. (Fantasy. 11 & up)"
"Riveting allegory" sounds like an oxymoron, but this novel lives up to the billing. Read full book review >

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LADY MIDNIGHT by Cassandra Clare
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 8, 2016

"Fans of Clare's grandiloquence will enjoy the torrid new cast of characters, positively aquiver with secret ardor and murderous zeal. (Urban fantasy. 13-17)"
By the Angel, it's a new series from the reigning queen of schmaltzy forbidden love against a backdrop of geysering green ichor. Read full book review >

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MOONRISE by Cassandra King
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 23, 2013

"The reader may well wonder who is gaslighting Helen, but the Gothic echoes of Manderley and the first Mrs. de Winter set up unfulfilled promises."
After divorcing her abusive husband, Helen Honeycutt is proud of her newfound independence, and marriage to charismatic Emmet Justice is the last thing she wants. A whirlwind romance, however, sets the stage for the naïve bride to confront Emmet's past. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"Impeccable research and occasionally brilliant insight make this journey well worth the trip."
Slaves flee the Founding Fathers in search of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Read full book review >

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A SPIDER ON THE STAIRS by Cassandra Chan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 3, 2010

"Chan (Village Affairs, 2006, etc.) beefs up the mystery while retaining the Golden Age feel to produce her best work to date."
Christmas in Yorkshire is a nasty combination of pouring rain and murder. Read full book review >

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THE RED VELVET TURNSHOE by Cassandra Clark
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2009

"The hunt for Constantine's cross is ludicrously cartoonish; the search for the clerk's killer and Pierrekyn's subsequent trial are complex and satisfying. Hildegard is at her best at home in Yorkshire, but the rest of the story is worth reading for the view inside her vivid, earthy world."
Her second adventure (Hangman Blind, 2009) sends Sister Hildegard on a pilgrimage stalked by death. Read full book review >

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THE SUNDAY WIFE by Cassandra King
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 4, 2002

"Carefully crafted but predictable. No surprises here."
An earnest debut about an unhappy preacher's wife. Read full book review >

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VILLAGE AFFAIRS by Cassandra Chan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 8, 2006

"Gibbons and Bethancourt's second adventure is another enjoyably lighthearted look at murder among the upper classes."
Depressed ever since Annette Berowne dumped him (The Young Widow, 2005), Detective Sergeant Jack Gibbons relies on a juicy murder case to cheer himself up. Read full book review >