Search Results: "Victoria Laurie"


BOOK REVIEW

VICTORIA by Silvana Goldemberg
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 1, 2014

"Teen readers need realistic novels set in contemporary Latin America that capture culture while avoiding stereotypes, but Goldemberg's effort fails to engage. (glossary, song list) (Fiction. 12-16)"
Brutality and poverty threaten the life of a young girl in Paraná, Argentina. Read full book review >

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VICTORIA by Daisy Goodwin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 22, 2016

"Fun, romantic, and suited for both adult and teenage readers. On its way to PBS in January 2017."
The teenage Queen Victoria, raging against her mother, crushing on her prime minister, and not impressed by her loser cousin Albert. Read full book review >

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VICTORIA by Julia Baird
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"A well-researched biography sensitive to Queen Victoria as a woman."
Australian journalist and historian Baird (Media Tarts: Female Politicians and the Press, 2004) draws on previously unpublished sources to fashion a lively, perceptive portrait of the long-reigning queen. Read full book review >

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VICTORIA by A.N. Wilson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 13, 2014

"A robust, immensely entertaining portrait from a master biographer."
A shimmering portrait of a tempestuous monarch. Read full book review >

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LAURIE TELLS by Linda Lowery
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 1994

"Thoughtful and carefully wrought, a valuable aid to coping and understanding. (Fiction. 8-12)"
``It's hard to believe/how happy I used to be....I have places on my body/I don't want anyone to touch./They're mine, only for me,/and it makes me sick/to think he touched me there.'' A sexually abused 11-year-old shares her emotions, remembering how she trusted and loved Dad when she was little, her horror when he first molested her two years ago, her one tentative attempt to tell Mom, who refused to believe her. Read full book review >

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FOREVER, AGAIN by Victoria Laurie
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Dec. 13, 2016

"Skip. (Paranormal thriller. 12-16)"
A contemporary white teenager becomes obsessed with a 1987 murder after she discovers that she is the reincarnation of one of its principals. Read full book review >

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DEADLY FORECAST by Victoria Laurie
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 2, 2013

"Though the constant oscillation between past and present is jarring at first, the two narratives fit together like a puzzle, insisting that fans read just one more chapter to see where the next piece will fall into place."
A psychic and FBI consultant must protect her fiance from a dangerous case, even if she gets too wrapped up in it herself. Read full book review >

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VISION IMPOSSIBLE by Victoria Laurie
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 5, 2011

"Fans of Laurie's Psychic Eye series (A Glimpse of Evil, 2010, etc.) will notice the absence of some of their favorite characters in this latest addition. Natural pacing and humor offer compensation for a plot freighted with heavy-handed exposition."
A psychic helps her fiancé crack the case of the missing CIA whatsit. Read full book review >

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A PANICKED PREMONITION by Victoria Laurie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 4, 2017

"Wisecracking Laurie (A Grave Prediction, 2016, etc.) is often amusing, but she might be more consistent in indulging her comedic asides and applying her well-reasoned motives to the big reveal."
When a partner in her husband's panic-room business goes missing, a psychic investigator tries to keep her cool long enough to figure out if the partner's gone rogue or if he's trapped in something bigger. Read full book review >

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WHEN by Victoria Laurie
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 13, 2015

"The character development is just as riveting as the plot in this well-constructed thriller. (Paranormal thriller. 12-18)"
If you could know the date of your death, would you? Read full book review >

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FATAL FORTUNE by Victoria Laurie
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2014

"Although Abby's psychic visions—which offer tantalizing hints about Candice's past—carry the potential for a more revealing story, Laurie sticks with what she does best, concentrating on her heroine's snappy inner monologue without letting too much hinge on plot details."
Can a psychic have missed the truth about her very best friend? Read full book review >

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QUEST FOR THE SECRET KEEPER by Victoria Laurie
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 12, 2012

"A confusing tangle of myth and history, slow going to boot, despite corpses and bombs aplenty. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
The third episode in Laurie's muddled Oracles of Delphi Keep series adds two more children with super powers, bringing the total to five of the prophesied seven (plus One) who will save the world from the satanic Demogorgon. Read full book review >