Search Results: "Amanda Hocking"


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AMANDA by Kay Hooper
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"A well-traveled path with nary an unpredictable turn. (Literary Guild alternate selection)"
A first hardcover for the popular Hooper provides all the requisite thrills, chills, and hot-blooded romance, but this southern-style mystery, love story, should-be-a-TV-movie-of-the- week somehow lacks soul. Read full book review >

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LULLABY by Amanda Hocking
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 27, 2012

"That said, this second outing is unlikely to win new fans to the series. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)"
To feed or not to feed; that is the question that plagues Gemma as she attempts to make peace with her decision to live alongside her siren sisters while denying the more monstrous temptations that come part and parcel with the tail and the scales. Read full book review >

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TORN by Amanda Hocking
Released: Feb. 28, 2012

"More is exactly what they will be looking for once they've turned the last page. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)"
The second installment of the Trylle trilogy picks up right where the first (Switched, 2012) left off, with 17-year-old Wendy Everly returning home to her "host brother" after disappearing without a trace almost a month prior. Read full book review >

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FROSTFIRE by Amanda Hocking
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"Good for fans of romance and the genre. (Fantasy. 14 & up)"
A Trylle Trilogy spinoff features new beautiful trolls from a different tribe—the Kanin. 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 >

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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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ELEGY by Amanda Hocking
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"Readers won't have to work to resist the lure of this siren song. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)"
What's the best news about the fourth and final installment of the Watersong series? It's finally over. Read full book review >

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WAKE by Amanda Hocking
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 21, 2012

"Whether they'll feel motivated to pick up the next three books is anyone's guess. (Paranormal romance. 14-18)"
In self-publishing phenom Hocking's (Ascend, 2012) disappointing foray into new paranormal territory, one night of partying on the beach leaves 16-year-old Gemma with more than a hangover. Read full book review >

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ASCEND by Amanda Hocking
Released: April 24, 2012

"Hocking sure knows how to bring it. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)"
Hocking (Torn, 2011, etc.) saves the best for last in the final installment of the Trylle trilogy. Read full book review >

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SWITCHED by Amanda Hocking
Released: Jan. 24, 2012

"Details of Wendy's daily life tend to obscure the mounting tensions between good and evil, but there's enough forbidden love and adventure to hook readers and leave them wanting more. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)"
Self-publishing phenom Hocking's first traditionally published outing will appeal to teen readers looking for a paranormal-romance fix. Read full book review >

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AMANDA/MIRANDA by Richard Peck
FICTION
Released: March 11, 1980

"All in all, a gorgeously romantic, implausible affair comfy as eiderdown."
Peck has unearthed one of the hoariest of chimney-corner romantic devices—the wobbly course of love and intrigue when two young things of diverse origins and temperament look exactly alike and cross destinies; and he displays it here in late-Edwardian satin, with agile prose and a straight face. Read full book review >

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THE AMANDA PROJECT by Stella Lennon
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"A baldly predatory attempt to get into teens' wallets. (Mystery. 14 & up)"
According to popular Callie, Amanda Valentino was a quirky math genius who lived in a pretty, Victorian house. Read full book review >