Search Results: "Veronica Bennett"


BOOK REVIEW

CASSANDRA’S SISTER by Veronica Bennett
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"They would be better off just to head straight to the original. (Historical fiction. 12-14)"
Bennett portrays Jane Austen—Jenny to her family—at 19, writing stories and sharing all her thoughts, hopes and dreams with her cherished older sister Cassandra. Read full book review >

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ANGELMONSTER by Veronica Bennett
FANTASY
Released: June 1, 2006

"Teen readers will be awed at how much debauchery existed in the early 18th century. (Historical fiction. YA)"
Bennett presents the gloriously scandalous lives of Mary Godwin Shelley and the poet Percy Shelley as a first-person narrative of some power. Read full book review >

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VERONICA CHAMBERS
by Jessie Grearson

“Everything changes when you move to a new country. Doctors become cabdrivers. Lawyers become waiters. My mom, who was once a glamorous TV star, became a maid.” Or so Camilla de Valle (Cammi), teen narrator of Veronica Chambers’ YA novel The Go-Between,would have folks believe.

Cammi’s mother, a Mexican telenovela superstar, has chosen to flee her paparazzi-plagued life ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THROUGH THE EVER NIGHT by Veronica Rossi
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"Though it takes too long to get started, it delivers compelling drama in the end; whether that's enough to keep fans engaged for Into the Still Blue (coming in 2014) is debatable. (Dystopian romance. 14 & up)"
Rossi returns to her dystopia, in which main characters Aria and Peregrine fight for survival in the face of unpredictable forces (Under the Never Sky, 2012). Read full book review >

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BLOOD FEVER by Veronica Wolff
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"A high-octane vampire thriller without too much emotional weight. (Paranormal suspense. 14 & up)"
This third installment in Wolff's Watchers series maintains snappy dialogue and a zippy pace despite a seemingly grim set of circumstances. Read full book review >

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RIDERS by Veronica Rossi
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 16, 2016

"Not a lot of plot or subtlety, but plenty of explosions in this macho, military story. (Fantasy. 14-20)"
Bickering boys slouch toward something in this semi-apocalyptic action tale. Read full book review >

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SEEKER by Veronica Rossi
Released: May 16, 2017

"For readers who want a military twist to their apocalyptic adventure/romance. (Fantasy. 14-adult)"
Three apocalyptic horsemen and one former Seeker search for their fourth rider in this sequel. Read full book review >

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MURDER IN THE GARDEN by Veronica Heley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2005

"A fine balance of outer sleuthing and inner delving."
The discovery of a body in the yard next door forces Ellie Quicke (Murder by Accident, 2003, etc.) to take a long hard look at her neighborhood, her family, and herself. Read full book review >

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A VOW OF FIDELITY by Veronica Black
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 7, 1996

"The lean narrative and vivid sense of menace are undermined, in the end, by some clunky plot and contrivances of character, but it's an intriguing puzzle a good part of the way."
Sister Joan, of the tiny Order of the Daughters of Compassion in Cornwall, faces the most personal of her forays into crime- solving (A Vow of Devotion, 1995, etc.). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"Affecting and unsparingly honest."
Short-story and magazine writer Chater brings an ear for dialogue and an eye for the absurd to this tragicomic debut memoir about coming of age in the 1970s in an ultraconservative Catholic family. Read full book review >

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MURDER IN MIND by Veronica Heley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Ellie's 12th is right on the money, with the heroine giving as good as she gets in her tangles with the boneheaded local constabulary."
Ellie Quicke (Murder My Neighbor, 2011, etc.) takes a break from redecorating to help the family of her daughter's fiance escape death. Read full book review >

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FALSE IMPRESSION by Veronica Heley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2015

"The no-nonsense exposition leads to endless distracting eruptions, a Rube Goldberg-esque finale and an uncharacteristically overextended postlude. Not Bea's finest hour."
Bea Abbot and her suburban London domestic employment agency get caught in the middle of a pitched battle over who's going to control the corporation Holland Holdings. Read full book review >