Search Results: "Amanda DeWees"


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THE SHADOW AND THE ROSE by Amanda DeWees
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"A satisfying supernatural YA tale that effectively mixes high school, magic and mystery."
Teenagers in love battle a supernatural villain in this debut young-adult novel. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"If DeWees' goal is to encourage 'a bookshelf full of new titles,' she succeeds in planting the seed that there are many treasures out there waiting for a second chance."
Debut author DeWees brings back to life seven Victorian women writers with the hope of proving them worthy of shelf space alongside Austen and the Brontës. Read full book review >

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DOG DAYS by Amanda Harvey
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 14, 2003

"Wonderfully sympathetic and amusing. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In a clever approach to the new-baby and sibling rivalry theme, Otis, the endearing canine from Dog Eared (2002), finds himself neglected, ignored, and forgotten when a new kitten joins the family and Lucy, his beloved owner, is occupied helping her little sister learn to take care of her new pet. Read full book review >

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HECTOR'S NEW SNEAKERS by Amanda Vesey
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1993

"Whether peer-driven shoe-freaks will swallow the message is a question; they're mostly older than the target audience, but it's well worth a try—and amusing to see that this problem is international. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Hector is mortified: his birthday sneakers look and feel fine, but—instead of the all-important soccer insignia—this cheaper pair sports gold stars. Read full book review >

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TIDAL by Amanda Hocking
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 4, 2013

"There are plenty of other (and far better) fish in the sea. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)"
It's a race against the clock for 16-year-old Gemma in the third installment of the Watersong series. Read full book review >

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THE SUMMER OF SKINNY DIPPING by Amanda Howells
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2010

"The romance is filled with similarities and allusions to The Great Gatsby, and readers of the American classic will predict the tearjerker ending. (Fiction. YA)"
Mia Gordon reminisces about her pivotal 16th summer in this realistic and satisfying chick-lit debut. Read full book review >

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A TRAP FOR FOOLS by Amanda Cross
Released: April 10, 1989

This ninth outing for Prof. Read full book review >

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SILENT STRANGER by Amanda Benton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"This worthwhile read is spun from intriguing, detailed descriptions of frontier farm life, with believable characters reacting to the mounting tension on the home front. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Set on a farm in western New York state during the War of 1812, a novel in which the history is adeptly and subtly woven into a gripping personal story. Read full book review >

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THE BURIED MOON by Amanda Walsh
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 28, 1991

"A handsome, imaginative presentation, especially for spooky-yarn fans. (Folklore/Picture book. 5-10)"
The Australian creator of the innovative The Mysterious Hubbub (1990) retells an eerie English tale collected by Joseph Jacobs: Because the ``Hidden Folk'' lurk in the shadows, it's ``certain death to walk through the Marshlands after dark,'' except by moonlight. Read full book review >

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FREEKS by Amanda Hocking
ROMANCE
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"The magic-and-carnival combination make for a pleasant if not spectacular diversion. (Paranormal romance. 13 & up)"
In 1987, a traveling carnival sideshow with supernaturally gifted performers faces a deadly threat. Read full book review >