Search Results: "Amber Kizer"


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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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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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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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SPEED OF LIGHT by Amber Kizer
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"The conclusion to the series will draw a sigh—of relief. (Supernatural. 13 & up)"
The third time lacks all charm. Read full book review >

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WILDCAT FIREFLIES by Amber Kizer
FANTASY
Released: July 12, 2011

"Some of the day-to-day events may be hard to believe, but this is a book about angels and demons after all; fans will forgive. (Paranormal romance. 12-16)"
Adolescence is hard enough without having to save the world from death and destruction. 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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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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THE LAST TO LET GO by Amber Smith
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"Ultimately unsatisfying despite its explosive opening. (author's note) (Fiction. 14-18)"
A white teenage girl tries to keep her family together after her mother murders her abusive father in this sophomore effort by Smith. Read full book review >

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DAMAGE CONTROL by Amber Dermont
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 26, 2013

"Full of irony and contradictions, this compilation of contemporary short stories is a worthwhile effort."
Dermont's short story collection, which follows her debut novel (The Starboard Sea, 2012), demonstrates the author's versatility and sardonic humor. 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 >

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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 >