Search Results: "Amanda Hocking"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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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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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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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SIDESHOW JOB
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for Freeks by Amanda Hocking

Cover Story: Big Top, Big Skirt
BFF Charm: Maybe
Swoonworthy Scale: 7
Talky Talk: Cheap Thrill Seekers, Vendors and the Dealers
Bonus Factors: Traveling Carnival, Mysterious Loner Dude, Diversity
Relationship Status: Lurking in the Shadows

 

Cover Story: Big Top, Big Skirt

Aside from the literal “under her skirt” commentary this cover ...


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"In a book that's likely far richer than the novel he shelved, Hocking ultimately transcends 'the dark Ahab force.'"
Through stylistic understatement and perfect tonal pitch, this memoir somehow achieves its outlandish ambitions. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BUILD, BEAVER, BUILD! by Sandra Markle
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"Disappointing. (Informational picture book. 3-7)"
A young beaver kit grows up in a world in which beavers have lived for generations. Read full book review >