Search Results: "Amanda Sun"


BOOK REVIEW

RAIN by Amanda Sun
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 24, 2014

"Weak, formulaic romantic and supernatural plots are offset by rich, setting-driven subplots. (Japanese glossary, acknowledgments) (Paranormal romance. 12-17)"
Following Ink (2013), Katie and Tomohiro, a Kami (descendant of a Japanese god), cope with the danger he poses to her. Read full book review >

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INK by Amanda Sun
by Amanda Sun, illustrated by Ross Siu
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 1, 2013

"For readers wanting a multicultural version of a familiar romantic storyline. (Paranormal romance. 12-17)"
An American girl falls in love with a being from Japanese mythology. 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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HOT IN JANUARY!
by Bobbi Dumas

Hi friends!

I’m writing from a very warm Orlando FL where I am attending a (non-book related) conference with my husband. Believe me when I say it feels surreal to be wandering around in shorts and sandals! I boarded the plane in Madison at 25 degrees with at least 4 inches of accumulated snow on the ground—and landed to a ...


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BOOK REVIEW

A LOVE TO REMEMBER by Sun Eastley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 30, 2014

"Other than its lurid sex scenes, a sometimes hard-to-follow read that's easy to forget."
In this novel, a young woman navigates romance and discovers her mother's own murky romantic past. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLOODLIGHT by Harambee K. Grey-Sun
Released: Feb. 7, 2013

"A gritty story of a tough boy in a bad situation, weighed down by its competing genres."
In Grey-Sun's (Broken Angels, 2012) novel set in an ambiguously dark future, a high school wrestler deals with girl problems, bullies and intense visions. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ORIENTATIONS by Stephanie Sun
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"A broad novel stretched too thin."
A sprawling, multicharacter novel alternates between 2002 and 2004 while circling big themes. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 12, 2007

"Splendidly researched and craftily written."
Documentary filmmaker Shuyun interviews aged veterans about their struggles against the Nationalists, the weather, the terrain and each other as she retraces the two-year, 8,000-mile trek that "remains the enduring emblem of China." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Two Tales of the Moon by Jennifer Sun
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 8, 2015

"Dry but readable, Sun's book bridges the gap between Chinese tradition and an increasingly globalized West."
In her first novel, Sun explores a cross-cultural love affair in the world of international business. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 16, 2013

"A suspect, although thought-provoking, alternative to Western-style wellness treatments that may contain the kernels of good advice."
A modern-day proponent of ancient Taoism provides a regimen that aims to dramatically extend one's life span. Read full book review >

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SPRING'S FALL by Harambee K. Grey-Sun
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 26, 2013

"A good choice for poetry readers who enjoy a challenge, but one that may frustrate those seeking a more immediate payoff."
An ambitious but convoluted coming-of-age epic in verse. Read full book review >

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DIVINITIES, ENTANGLED by Harambee K. Grey-Sun
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY

"Intrepid readers will enjoy this ride, however puzzling, through the fever-dream sequel to a metaphysical action-adventure."
With civilization—and reality itself—on the verge of chaotic collapse, Robert Goldner, a secret agent and tormented carrier of a virus granting superhuman powers, confronts interdimensional conspiracies. Read full book review >