Books by Jen Calonita

WISHED by Jen Calonita
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 5, 2019

"An entertaining continuation to a magical series that celebrates diversity with a magical twist. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
With Rumpelstiltskin and his band of villains still on the loose, the students and staff of Fairy Tale Reform School are on high alert as they prepare for the next attack. Read full book review >
MISFITS by Jen Calonita
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 2, 2018

"A disappointing spinoff to an inventive series. (Fantasy. 10-13)"
An unconventional princess-in-training questions the status quo—and throws the kingdom for a loop. Read full book review >
SWITCHED by Jen Calonita
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 6, 2018

"Grimm favorites continue to battle for control of an enchanted kingdom in this satisfying series outing. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
Gilly, the cobbler's delinquent daughter, is still at reform school, still searching for her runaway sister, and still fighting the evil Rumpelstiltskin. Read full book review >
TURN IT UP! by Jen Calonita
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 2, 2018

"Although there is lip service to sisterhood, this novel plays right into many of the most insidious negative stereotypes of teenage girls. (Fiction. 12-18)"
Relationship drama among girls dominates this lightweight offering. Read full book review >
SUMMER STATE OF MIND by Jen Calonita
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 22, 2014

"Entertainment for the fashionista crowd. (Chick lit. 10-15)"
Almost-15-year-old Harper thinks only of fashion until her dad sees her credit-card bill and packs her off to summer camp for a needed lifestyle change. Read full book review >
WINTER WHITE by Jen Calonita
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"This soapy melodrama comes off as a tiring chore instead of guilty pleasure reading. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
The second book in the series begun by Belles (2012) doesn't improve upon its predecessor; in fact, it only cements the flaws in this limp take on Southern chick lit. Read full book review >
BELLES by Jen Calonita
Released: April 10, 2012

"One-note characters act as you would expect in this generic, paint-by-numbers effort. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
In the first book of a formulaic new series, a lower-class girl is introduced to Southern high society in all its catty glory. Read full book review >