Search Results: "Tonya Hurley"


BOOK REVIEW

PASSIONARIES by Tonya Hurley
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"A terrific second volume. (Paranormal thriller. 14 & up)"
Revered by some, hunted by others, Lucy, Cecilia and Agnes may have survived the staggering violence that claimed Sebastian's life, but their hopes of returning to any semblance of normal after the events at Precious Blood are quickly and quite decisively dashed (Precious Blood, 2012). Read full book review >

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PRECIOUS BLOOD by Tonya Hurley
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 28, 2012

"This first in a planned trilogy isn't for the faint of heart, but readers with strong stomachs will find themselves swept up. (Paranormal thriller. 14 & up)"
Brooklyn is the perfect setting for this dark, gritty thriller with heavy religious overtones and breathtaking violence. Read full book review >

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GHOSTGIRL by Tonya Hurley
FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

The only place social-climbing wallflower Charlotte Usher seems destined to go is Loserville until she chokes herself to death on a gummy bear in physics lab and passes from the world of the living to dead. Read full book review >

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GHOSTGIRL by Tonya Hurley
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: July 1, 2009

"Despite these faults, there are moments of genuine, laugh-out-loud humor that should keep fans dying to read more about Charlotte, Scarlet and their ghostly entourage. (Fantasy. YA)"
Undead underdog Charlotte Usher is resurrected in this sloppy, piecemeal follow-up to 2008's sleeper hit GhostGirl. Read full book review >

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FETCH by Jorey Hurley
by Jorey Hurley, illustrated by Jorey Hurley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"Attractive and crisp. (Picture book. 3-5)"
At the beach, a dog's game of fetch becomes an exploration of the natural environment. Read full book review >

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NEST by Jorey Hurley
by Jorey Hurley, illustrated by Jorey Hurley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"This superficial robin's-eye view of a year does not really get off the ground. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Hurley's penchant for textile design is clearly apparent in this debut picture book. Read full book review >

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HOP by Jorey Hurley
by Jorey Hurley, illustrated by Jorey Hurley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"Minimal text yields maximum effect in this book of nonfiction for the very youngest children. (Informational picture book. 2-5)"
Children who have seen bunnies frolic in their backyards, scamper across the lawn of a park, or roam in fields in their imaginations will find Hurley's latest charming and informative in equal measure. Read full book review >

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RIBBIT by Jorey Hurley
by Jorey Hurley, illustrated by Jorey Hurley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"A visually impressive, mostly well-executed offering. (Informational picture book. 2-5)"
The life cycle of a frog is shown with illustrations and minimal words in this picture book. Read full book review >

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THE GEEK FEMINIST REVOLUTION by Kameron Hurley
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: May 31, 2016

"Passion and commitment permeate the writing as Hurley illuminates the online cultural vanguard from a feminist's perspective."
A feminist manifesto from the front lines of fantasy fiction, Internet flaming, and Gamergate battles. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"Although Maritcha comes across as something of a stuffed shirt—her prose is distinctly Victorian in flavor—her story provides a valuable glimpse into a history largely forgotten. (notes, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
A serious-looking 12-year-old girl looks out at the reader from a sepia-toned cover photograph: The "American Girl" of the subtitle was African-American, a member of New York's black middle class. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"She includes capsule biographies of 21 other African-American women, a selected bibliography, and a detailed index. (b&w photos) (Biography. 10-14)"
Bolden's Book of African-American Women (1996, not reviewed) covered 150 ``crusaders, creators, and uplifters''; this one presents a handful of such stalwarts in chapter-length biographies: Ellen Craft, Charlotte Forten GrimkÇ, Mary Fields, Ida B. Wells, and Mary McLeod Bethune from earlier generations; Clara Hale, Leontyne Price, Toni Morrison, Mae C. Jemison, and Jackie Joyner- Kersee of the present century. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"An inspiring tale as well as a tantalizing invitation to visit one of our country's newest 'must see' attractions. (source notes) (Nonfiction. 10-13)"
An account of how the "hundred-year hope" for a National Museum of African American History and Culture came to fruition, with glimpses of the new institution's treasures. Read full book review >