Search Results: "Amber McRee Turner"


BOOK REVIEW

CIRCA NOW by Amber McRee Turner
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 27, 2014

"Just a tinge of fantasy pervades this captivating tale of grief and acceptance and of the power of imagination. (Magical realism. 10-14)"
Circa, 11, and her father have nearly always engaged in a clever game they call Shopt. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SWAY by Amber McRee Turner
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2012

"A linguistically playful heart-wrencher about healing, love, forgiveness and the power of believing in something good, whether it's old soap or your own family. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Ten-year-old Cass can't wait for her mother to return from a four-month-long disaster rescue trip, but when she finally does, it's a bitter disappointment. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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

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 >

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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 >