Search Results: "Amber Books"


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DRAGONS! by Gerrie McCall
by Gerrie McCall, developed by Amber Books, illustrated by Patrick Mulrey, Myke Taylor
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 21, 2011

"Well-read young Dragonologists may experience some déjà-vu but should still get a kick out of the app's unusual design. (iPad informational app. 7-9)"
Designed to resemble a set of digital trading cards but offering several interactive features, this album will dazzle young fans of all that is scaly, clawed and dangerous to encounter. 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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THE BLIND WISH by Amber Lough
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 28, 2015

"Enjoyable, thoughtful, packed with action, consequences, and a few kisses—readers will wish for a third book right away. (Fantasy. 12-16)"
The Middle Eastern-influenced jinn microtrend continues, as do the adventures of half-human, half-jinni twins Najwa and Zayele begun in The Fire Wish (2014). Read full book review >

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A MATTER OF DAYS by Amber Kizer
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 11, 2013

"A solid, realistically imagined survival tale with a strong female protagonist. (Post-apocalyptic adventure. 11-16)"
Two siblings make their way across an America devastated by a killer pandemic. Read full book review >

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SEVEN KINDS OF ORDINARY CATASTROPHES by Amber Kizer
FICTION
Released: April 5, 2011

"Atypical chick-lit fare that deserves to stand beside McCafferty, Cabot and Rennison. (Fiction. YA)"
The third installment in the Gert Garibaldi's Rants and Raves series finds the smart, plucky heroine fending off wolf-like advances from her dud of a boyfriend, playing peacemaker between her gay best friend and his boyfriend and coping with her dad's sudden illness. Read full book review >

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THE STARBOARD SEA by Amber Dermont
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2012

"Preppy murder mystery meets coming-of-age story—with lots of sailing."
Troubled teenage boy hopes for a fresh start after transferring to a third-rate New England prep school. Read full book review >

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RECOVERED by Amber Polo
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 7, 2013

"A fanciful read that remains loyal to its noble principles."
Book lovers who can change into dogs search for an ancient library in Polo's follow-up to Retrieved (2012). Read full book review >