Search Results: "Amber Lough"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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A HOMELESS PANIC by James Lough
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"Narrow in scope, this homeless tale still offers a testimonial with undeniable value."
A first-person account explores homelessness in Massachusetts. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NO MORE CHAMPAGNE by David Lough
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"Moving in a stringent chronology, the author's impressive nuts-and-bolts account finds Churchill's golden years crowned by selling his memoirs and film rights."
Just when you thought there could not be another angle to this endlessly fascinating character, here's a serious, thorough look at Winston Churchill's lifelong struggle to pay the bills. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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THE WAY BACK FROM BROKEN by Amber J. Keyser
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"A quiet and memorable story of how paddling in the wilderness forces two unlikely friends to face their grief and embrace their power. (Fiction. 12-17) "
This poignant tale explores grief through a 15-year-old boy and a 10-year-old girl, both of whom have lost infant siblings. Read full book review >