Search Results: "Thessaly La Force"


BOOK REVIEW

MY IDEAL BOOKSHELF by Thessaly La Force
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"A bibliophilic feast for the eye, mind, heart and soul."
An illustrated compendium of first-person musings by writers, artists and other creative types about the books that inspired them and helped shape their identities. Read full book review >

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2016 by James Force
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"A credulity-straining thriller that could be a guilty pleasure for nondiscriminating genre fans."
A millennial worker at the Chicago Board of Trade is framed for murder in this conspiracy thriller. Read full book review >

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I LOVE KISSES by Camilla de la Bédoyère
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2015

"Unfortunately, the Hallmark sentiments in the primary text make this book feel generic and just transitorily cute. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Fifteen examples of animal affection, which looks not so different than the human kind. 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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CURSE OF THE ANCIENTS by Matt de la Peña
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 4, 2013

"Fans of the series will already be hooked, but even more skeptical readers may be a little curious what happens next. (Science fiction. 8-12)"
Armageddon isn't all bad. Read full book review >

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MEXICAN WHITE BOY by Matt de la Peña
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Aug. 12, 2008

"Though not an out-of-the-park follow-up to 2005's Ball Don't Lie, de la Peña blends sports and street together in a satisfying search for personal identity. (Fiction. YA)"
Angry with his Caucasian mother and feeling removed from his Hispanic heritage, 16-year-old Danny decides to spend the summer with his father's relatives in an attempt to re-forge his identity. Read full book review >

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FRESH OFF THE BOAT by Melissa de la Cruz
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2005

"Timely. (Fiction. 12+)"
A lonely girl "fresh off the boat" tries to fit in with the cool crowd until she learns the importance of being herself in this witty, trendy, coming-of-age story. Read full book review >

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THE AU PAIRS by Melissa de la Cruz
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2004

"Trashy romance lit for the not-ready-for-Jackie-Collins set. (Fiction. YA)"
For three very different teen strangers, a live-in job in the Hamptons is a ticket to fun in the sun, all-night parties, and high society trolling for boys. Read full book review >

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BELLA MAFIA by Lynda La Plante
Released: Feb. 19, 1990

Mafia widows take over the family business in this solemnly brutal first novel by a BBC writer from England. Read full book review >