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Anne Ursu

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Works by Anne Ursu

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The Future Dictionary of America (2004) — Contributor — 621 copies
Guys Read: The Sports Pages (2012) — Contributor — 193 copies
Riding Shotgun: Women Write About Their Mothers (2008) — Contributor — 23 copies
Politically Inspired (2003) — Contributor — 22 copies


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Earnest, heartfelt, and spooky. Not Quite a Ghost takes you on a journey that navigates friendship and loss, loneliness and family--and it's a great ghost story!
pidgeysbooks | Sep 8, 2023 |
While some major plot points were expected, the journey to them was not, and that made this story incredibly deep while still maintaining the fun.
bookwyrmm | 8 other reviews | Aug 31, 2023 |
If you love Star Wars, and especially the television show The Clone Wars, then you will absolutely love this little anthology.

This series of stories is set in The Clone Wars timeline, and man is it good. We visit many familiar faces and continue learning more about their stories. Yoda, Padme, Ahsoka, so many good characters are revisited! It's a great way for nostalgic feeling for old fans and a great way to make new ones. It is also an amazing way to dive into some old stories in a new light. Especially with a variety of new authors to check out since they each bring their own spunk to this marvellous universe.

I highly recommend picking this book up if you love Star Wars! I loved sneaking back into the magical world I grew up with.

Four out of five stars.

Thank you to NetGalley and Disney Publishing Worldwide for providing me a free copy of this book in exchange of an honest review.
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Briars_Reviews | 3 other reviews | Aug 4, 2023 |
In the kingdom of Illyria, the lives of young girls are of little consequence.

Twelve-year-old Marya Lupu has always been told there is no place for her in the world, whereas her older brother, Luka, has been primed all his life to become one of the rare, respected sorcerers who protect the realm against the mysterious Dread and the wicked witches of Kel. A mistake lands Marya at the Dragomir Academy, an isolated boarding school for troubled girls, where she and her classmates are expected to reform themselves and leave the past behind. But the more time passes, the more the girls spot the holes in the fabric of the stories they are told. Through Ursu’s hallmark thoughtful and inspiring writing, readers delve into a story that seamlessly combines intriguing worldbuilding that is full of magic with a feminist perspective that interrogates the systemic oppression at society’s core. Marya’s developing relationships with her classmates as well as with her brother form the beating heart of the book. But it’s Marya’s inner conflict as she asks the question, “Who does the story serve?” and considers what she has always been told about herself that elevates this tale into unmissable territory, with its remarkably raw and honest look at the emotional and psychological consequences of living under patriarchal ideology. Marya is pale skinned in a world with characters of varying skin tones.

A wonderful and inspiring feminist fantasy. (map) (Fantasy. 8-12)

-Kirkus Review
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CDJLibrary | 8 other reviews | Jun 12, 2023 |



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