Search Results: "Alaya Dawn Johnson"


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LOVE IS THE DRUG by Alaya Dawn Johnson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"Utterly absorbing. (Suspense. 13 & up)"
Lost memories, a deadly pandemic flu and the children of D.C.'s elite come together in this sophisticated bio-thriller. Read full book review >

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THE SUMMER PRINCE by Alaya Dawn Johnson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 1, 2013

"Luminous. (Science fiction. 14-18)"
An art project, a rebellion and a sacrifice make up this nuanced, original cyberpunk adventure. Read full book review >

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MOONSHINE by Alaya Johnson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"A bit jumbled, but entertaining and potentially a good start for a series offering a different take on the undead craze."
Good-hearted advocate of vampire rights negotiates the mean streets of 1920s Manhattan. Read full book review >

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UNDER THE ROSE by Flavia Alaya
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 30, 1999

"In this memoir, as in opera, it's the powerful feeling, not the melodramatic plot, that will capture the reader. (b&w photos)"
A torrid tale of illicit love between an Italian-American woman and an Irish-American Roman Catholic priest that lasted for 20 years and produced three children. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2001

"A likable tale that gently encourages would-be night owls to roost for the evening. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Best buddies Blossom and Boo decide to explore the mysteries of the nighttime forest. Read full book review >

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IVY’S EVER AFTER by Dawn Lairamore
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2010

"Evenly paced with humor to match, this fractured fairy tale will delight tween readers. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
The Reluctant Dragon meets Ella Enchanted in this lighthearted adventure debut. Read full book review >

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NICOLE'S NEW FRIEND by Dawn Brotherton
CHILDREN'S

"An unevenly written, message-heavy story of sports and friendship."
Young softball players get lessons in sportsmanship in the third book in Brotherton's (Margie Makes A Difference, 2017, etc.) middle-grade series.Read full book review >

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BLOOD FATHER by Tessa Dawn
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 12, 2014

"Love letter to Blood Curse fans, but new readers are invited, too."
In the sixth volume of Dawn's Blood Curse series, the Silivasi brothers learn the whereabouts of their father. Read full book review >

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GOOD NIGHT, SLEEP TIGHT, LITTLE BUNNIES by Dawn Apperley
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"A sweet tale to serenade small fry to sleep. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The emergence of the moon and stars heralds sleepy time for babies of all types. Read full book review >