Books by Carrie Jones

AFTER OBSESSION by Carrie Jones
FANTASY
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"This modern-day Faustian tale is well balanced, with teenage romance, racial tension, humor and threads of realistic family dynamics to keep readers engaged. (Suspense. 12 & up)"
In a tight-knit Maine town, the loss of a fishing boat at sea affects the entire community; for Courtney, a local teen whose father was on board, her hope for his safe return becomes a dangerous obsession that leads her to make a sinister pact with evil consequences. Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 23, 2011

"A potentially useful resource for counselors and teachers. (Nonfiction. 12-17)"
Seventy authors for children and young adults talk of their relationship to bullying in lists, free verse and comics but primarily in bland prose. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 2011

"Recommended, especially for middle grades studying the Civil War. (Picture book/biography. 5-10)"
As far as we know, Sarah Emma Edmonds began dressing as a boy early on, in an attempt to please her abusive father, who hated girls. Read full book review >
ENTICE by Carrie Jones
FANTASY
Released: Dec. 7, 2010

"Fans of the first two will continue to swoon, enjoying prose that's idiosyncratically casual (Valhalla feels 'ungettable') and indulgently, oh-so-teen-like angsty ('Your sigh smells like sorrow'). (Paranormal romance. YA)"
Jones picks up directly after the end of Captivate (2010), when Zara allowed Astley to kiss her and turn her into a pixie. Read full book review >
CAPTIVATE by Carrie Jones
FANTASY
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"Neither the best nor worst of supernatural romance, but the fusion of self-sacrifice and burning love will fully slake the thirst of eager Need fans. (Paranormal romance. YA)"
In trademark idiosyncratic figurative prose, Jones continues her supernatural series set during a cold Maine winter and begun in Need (2009). Read full book review >
NEED by Carrie Jones
FANTASY
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"Twi-lite. (Fantasy. YA)"
Leaving behind her warmly quirky realism to jump on the supernatural-romance bandwagon, Jones leans too hard on overly recognizable motifs. Read full book review >
GIRL, HERO by Carrie Jones
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"But readers will respond to the self-aware but vulnerable Lily as she grows over time into her own unique hero. (Fiction. 10-14)"
In a quirky but deliberate voice both serious and funny, Lily navigates her complicated life by writing to John Wayne. Read full book review >
TIPS ON HAVING A GAY (EX) BOYFRIEND by Carrie Jones
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2007

"Clumsy comma splices and absences, along with awkward repetition, distract from an emotional story that's otherwise true at heart. (Fiction. YA)"
This touching tale about a teenage girl whose boyfriend turns out to be gay is marred by prose that is seemingly unedited. Read full book review >