Search Results: "Veronica Roth"


BOOK REVIEW

FOUR by Veronica Roth
ROMANCE
Released: July 8, 2014

"For fans only; but their number is legion. (Dystopian romance. 12 & up)"
Roth returns to her wildly popular Divergent series with four prequel stories from Four's viewpoint. Read full book review >

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ALLEGIANT by Veronica Roth
Released: Oct. 22, 2013

"Though flawed, the story provides a thought-provoking metaphor for crucial conflicts of adolescence, as have its predecessors. (Dystopian adventure. 12 & up)"
Does identity come from biology, upbringing or our own choices? The question becomes urgently concrete in the bleak final entry of this blockbuster dystopian trilogy. Read full book review >

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INSURGENT by Veronica Roth
Released: May 1, 2012

"Anyone who read the first book was dying for this one months ago; they'll hardly be able to wait for the concluding volume. (Science fiction. 14 & up)"
In this addictive sequel to the acclaimed Divergent (2011), a bleak post-apocalyptic Chicago ruled by "factions" exemplifying different personality traits collapses into all-out civil war. Read full book review >

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DIVERGENT by Veronica Roth
Released: May 3, 2011

"Guaranteed to fly off the shelves. (Science fiction. 14 & up)"
Cliques writ large take over in the first of a projected dystopian trilogy. Read full book review >

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CARVE THE MARK by Veronica Roth
Released: Jan. 17, 2017

"Brimming with plot twists and highly likely to please Roth's fans. (Science fiction/fantasy. 14 & up) "
Two teens fight for their freedom and their lives in Roth's new intergalactic adventure. 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

MY NAME IS POLLY WINTER by Veronica Black
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 26, 1993

"216, etc.)."
A lively ghost story set in a residential area of Liverpool, where Jessica Cameron has rented a room in the comfortable old house of John and Sophy Clare while she researches a project on Victorian-era family life. Read full book review >

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ENEMIES OF THE GOSPEL by Veronica Ligteringen
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 2, 2014

"A brief, upbeat endorsement of the Apostles' faith in Christ that should please the firmly faithful."
Ligteringen's debut theological work investigates the messages of the Apostles and the impact on modern Christians. Read full book review >

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A VOW OF POVERTY by Veronica Black
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 14, 1996

"The weakest link to date in this modestly diverting chain."
An eighth round of dire happenings in England's minuscule religious order, the Daughters of Compassion, where plucky Sister Joan is again caught up in a series of calamities and is again acting as aide to Detective Sergeant Alan Mill (A Vow of Fidelity, p. 99, etc.). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 21, 2003

"A fine appraisal of the women in the growing African-American middle and upper classes."
An absorbing look at the Clair Huxtables of the world. Read full book review >

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FALSE ALARM by Veronica Heley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2013

"The Abbot Agency's seventh outing will be just the thing for readers who like their cozies with a bit of bite."
Domestic matters both personal and professional loom large for the owner of the Abbot Agency (False Report, 2012, etc.). Read full book review >

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MURDER IN THE PARK by Veronica Heley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2008

"Even though Heley once more reveals the perpetrator early on, Ellie (Murder of Identity, 2007, etc.) is such a complex and likable heroine that we follow her exploits with bated breath."
Ellie Quicke becomes involved in a hunt for answers when her cousin Roy's wife witnesses a killing by a dog in a local park. Read full book review >