Search Results: "Amber Benson"


BOOK REVIEW

AMONG THE GHOSTS by Amber Benson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 31, 2010

"Skip this one and the next one too. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
Ghostly children, a long-dead inventor, a voracious monster (sort of), a motherless-but-plucky girl, a mysterious private school, clever chapter headings and arch authorial asides are all jumbled together to create something that winds up being less than the sum of its parts. Read full book review >

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GHOSTS OF ALBION: ACCURSED by Amber Benson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Demons, bodice-ripping passion and some good old murky London gloom; all one can ask for in a dark night's reading."
Demons from the subcontinent threaten Her Majesty Queen Victoria. Read full book review >

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SOBER STICK FIGURE by Amber Tozer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2016

"The urgency and desperation of addiction told through crisp, biting sarcasm and self-deprecating humor."
A stand-up comedian reclaims her life after three decades of alcohol abuse. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: Dec. 11, 2007

"A shot in the arm of an otherwise tiresomely formulaic genre. (Fiction. YA)"
Up until about the 100th page, Kizer's YA debut feels like just about any other young-adult chick-lit novel. Read full book review >

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PIECES OF ME by Amber Kizer
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"Different, sensitive and emotional, as well as an effective argument for organ donation. (Paranormal fiction. 12 & up)"
This unusual and affecting story ties the lives of five completely different teens together through the transplant donations of one who dies. Read full book review >

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THE FIRE WISH by Amber Lough
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 22, 2014

"Fast-paced and reasonably respectful, this Middle Eastern-flavored fantasy will appeal to a growing readership clamoring for exactly this kind of girl-powered intrigue, magic and romance. (Fantasy. 12-16)"
The Thousand and One Nights meets The Prince and the Pauper. Read full book review >

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BEFORE YOU by Amber Hart
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 29, 2014

"This riff on West Side Story is torrid and heartfelt if not at all subtle, with a sequel featuring Faith's best friend still to come. (Romance. 14-18)"
The daughter of a pastor and a young man on the run from a Cuban drug cartel get past their initial animosity to fall in love in this sexy romance. Read full book review >

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THE UNFINISHED WORLD by Amber Sparks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 25, 2016

"Stylish and deeply imagined."
A collection of elliptical stories in which death throws a long shadow over an eclectic group of characters. Read full book review >

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HOLLY'S DAY AT THE POOL by Benson Shum
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 25, 2017

"Useful to share with children who are afraid of the water. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A pink, suburban hippo is afraid to swim. Read full book review >

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MERIDIAN by Amber Kizer
FANTASY
Released: Aug. 11, 2009

"Despite these major obstacles, teens will still find themselves intrigued by the mysteries of life, death and beyond and how they may have played out through history. (Supernatural romance. YA)"
Constantly wracked with pain, Meridian Sozu has always been surrounded by dead insects and animals. Read full book review >

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ATTRACT YOUR DREAMS by Amber Dayva
NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2013

"A helpful guide to kick-start dream visualization and realization."
A teacher and lecturer in the practice of "conscious dreaming" offers advice on how to focus on and fulfill your dreams. Read full book review >

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A FINE IMITATION by Amber Brock
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 3, 2016

"Brock sketches a hazy outline of 1920s high society as seen through the eyes of a woman who would be free from its hollow promises. Somehow her main character wallows in indecision, even as circumstances allow for the possibility of personal growth and reinvention."
A young socialite in Jazz Age New York City must decide between a comfortable but stifling life with her distant husband and the prospect of romance with a mysterious painter. Read full book review >