Search Results: "Tosca Lee"


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ISCARIOT by Tosca Lee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"Intelligently imagined."
Alone among the 12 disciples, Jesus of Nazareth called Judas "friend," but it was Judas who betrayed Christ. Read full book review >

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FIRSTBORN by Tosca Lee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"There's little original in a centurieslong battle between good and evil when neither side is wholly bad or good and that gray area is meant to be revelatory."
The Blood Countess Elizabeth Bathory's two lines of descendants have waged war for centuries, and it's up to one young woman with extraordinary powers to bring an end to the bloodshed. Read full book review >

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MORTAL by Ted Dekker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 5, 2012

"A book that can be enjoyed as a stand-alone novel by those who haven't read Book One."
Five hundred years into the post-apocalyptic future, in a world largely populated by a different kind of walking dead—people who think they're alive but have been emptied of all emotion but fear—a group of living, feeling Mortals fight for humanity against the brutal forces of the Order. Read full book review >

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THE PROGENY by Tosca Lee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 24, 2016

"For all their gory antecedents, Lee's characters—and her plot—are strangely bloodless and noncompelling."
A young woman learns she's a descendant of a notorious female serial killer and must stay one step ahead of an organization hellbent on killing her. Read full book review >

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SOVEREIGN by Ted Dekker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 18, 2013

"An installment enhanced by Lee's smooth, competent writing."
This third volume in the Books of Mortals series, a collaboration between Christian writer Dekker and his partner, Lee, continues the tale of an alternative universe with an allegorical flavor. Read full book review >

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SOME SUNNY READING FOR A STRANGE SPRING
by Bobbi Dumas

Is spring a little wiggy for you this year? In Wisconsin, it really can’t figure out what it wants to do. A week or so ago it was a sunny eighty degrees and now it’s cool and rainy, hovering around fifty. Thankfully there are so many bright books releasing these days that we can find sun in their pages, if ...


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THE SECRET'S OUT
by Leila Roy

While there’s no explicit rule against romantic relationships, our colonial ancestor jinxed them in her Last Word: “Beware ye aromateur; lay your traps of love, but do not yourself get caught.” Fall in love and, like Aunt Bryony, lose your supersniffer. It’s why Mother chose my father from a list of donors she got in the mail like a ...

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MACKENZI LEE
by Shara Zaval

In Mackenzi Lee’s first month working at the Harvard Coop while earning her M.F.A in Children’s Literature from Simmons College, the store sold 40 copies of Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein. Until then, they had sold five copies. Total. Customers would say, “ ‘I’m looking for a board book for a baby shower,’ and I would ...


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UNCOMMON SCENTS
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for The Secret of a Heart Note by Stacey Lee

Cover Story: Behold, The Field In Which I Gather My Scents
BFF Charm: Yay!
Swoonworthy Scale: 8
Talky Talk: Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, and Thyme
Bonus Factors: Gardening, Diversity, Bay Area
Relationship Status: High School Sweetheart

Cover Story: Behold, The Field In Which I Gather My Scents

I’m not ...


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YA DECEMBER 2016
by Leila Roy

Oh, December. Why must you be so cold, so dark, so withholding when it comes to new book releases? Sigh. Here are the two—I know, right? ONLY TWO!—that I’ve got my eye on:

The Secret of a Heart Note, by Stacey Lee

A contemporary romantic fantasy? IN DECEMBER? Yes, yes, yes, PLEASE. This sounds like EXACTLY what I need ...


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FINE LINES
by Julie Danielson

The use of line in picture books directs the viewer’s eye across the page, but it also can convey great meaning—just as color, shape, and texture can. Angular lines convey excitement and tension; curved lines express more organic, peaceful qualities. Diagonal lines can communicate spontaneity, and horizontal lines, tranquility. A large part of so-called visual literacy with children is their ...


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LEE ALAN DUGATKIN
by Gregory McNamee

It’s a story as old as humankind: Somewhere, one of our ancestors threw a bone out into the darkness beyond the campfire, a wolf snatched it up, and its grateful descendants transformed themselves into dogs for our companionship. The process, it’s been supposed, took thousands of years, millennia in which those fierce, lethal hunters of the northern forests evolved—or devolved ...


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