Search Results: "Victoria Hislop"


BOOK REVIEW

THE ISLAND by Victoria Hislop
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 24, 2007

"Mediocre fiction is redeemed by considerable empathy in this serious but patchy summer read."
A young Englishwoman discovers her family's secret links to a Cretan leper colony, in an unusually humane saga. Read full book review >

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THE RETURN by Victoria Hislop
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 6, 2009

"A complex, beautiful tale of loss, loyalty and the past recaptured."
Can a London girl in a miserable marriage find happiness taking dancing lessons in southern Spain? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SUNRISE by Victoria Hislop
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 7, 2015

"Hislop captures well the dreamy and Edenic time before the occupation as well as the fear and chaos afterward."
The island of Cyprus provides the setting for this novel of politics and romance as the action moves from the pastoral to the volatile. Read full book review >

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THE SEA TIGER by Victoria Turnbull
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"A sweetly imaginative story about friendship whose message will linger. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Turnbull's debut plumbs the depths of a friendship between a confident Sea Tiger and a quiet merboy. Read full book review >

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PINKALICIOUS 123 by Victoria Kann
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 24, 2016

"Children learn gender stereotypes soon enough. No need to rush the process. (Board book. 2-4)"
Pinkalicious spreads her message to the board-book set. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GREAT PET ESCAPE by Victoria Jamieson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 16, 2016

"Guaranteed fun for young readers, who will eye their classroom pets with some suspicion in the future. (Graphic fantasy. 6-10)"
Classroom pets have a wild night in the halls of Daisy P. Flugelhorn Elementary. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AQUALICIOUS by Victoria Kann
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 3, 2015

"For fans of the series, more of the same. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Pinkalicious goes to the beach. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BOY WHO KNEW EVERYTHING by Victoria Forester
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"While critical thinkers may not find this particularly coherent, those willing to go with the flow will enjoy the ride. (Fantasy. 9-13)"
While no one knows everything, this follow-up volume to The Girl Who Could Fly (2008) has the same great premise as the first: that special gifts can be wonderful and also cause a peck of trouble. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WITCHSTRUCK by Victoria Lamb
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"Great for romance fans, probably too shallow for history fans. (Paranormal historical romance. 12 & up)"
Witchcraft and intrigue dominate the life of a 16th-century girl serving the Lady Elizabeth Tudor, imprisoned in Oxfordshire by her sister Queen Mary in this series opener. Read full book review >

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THE VIRTUAL LIFE OF LEXIE DIAMOND by Victoria Foyt
ADVENTURE
Released: March 13, 2007

"Lexie is no Holden Caulfield, but mildly alienated teens may find her a kindred spirit. (Fantasy. YA)"
Following a fairly familiar course until its sudden closing twist, this debut from actor/screenwriter Foyt tracks a teenager's grief after her mother's sudden death, and her stubborn resistance to the new woman with whom her father has quickly taken up. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE NEAR WITCH by Victoria Schwab
FANTASY
Released: Aug. 2, 2011

"Set in an undefined past, this will appeal to fans of literarily haunting vibes and romance; readers who love it will go on to Wuthering Heights. (Fantasy. 14-18)"
This highly atmospheric debut crackles with tension and has a shivery horror tang. Read full book review >