Search Results: "Annette Curtis Klause"


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BLOOD AND CHOCOLATE by Annette Curtis Klause
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"The werewolves' taste for risky pranks and the author's knack for double—and even triple—entendres add sly undercurrents to this fierce, suspenseful chiller. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Klause returns to the steamy sensuality of her first book, The Silver Kiss (1990), for this tale of a hot-blooded teenage werewolf who falls for a human "meat-boy.'' Grieving for her father and unimpressed by the age-mates in her pack, Vivian defies her mother and fellow lycanthropes by setting her sights on suburban poet-schoolmate Aiden Teague. Read full book review >

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FREAKS by Annette Curtis Klause
ADVENTURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"Only the romantic plot line, not developed as richly as the rest of the thoroughly compelling tale, weakens the offering. (Fiction. 12-15)"
Abel finds his fortune with freaks in this unexpectedly comfortable coming-of-age tale. Read full book review >

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ALIEN SECRETS by Annette Curtis Klause
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Meanwhile, this is great fun. (Fiction. 10-14)"
The author of the extraordinary The Silver Kiss (1990: a girl and a vampire in love) creates sure-fire entertainment for younger readers by melding at least four classic scenarios. Read full book review >

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ROBOT ZOMBIE FRANKENSTEIN! by Annette Simon
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"Yet in an era in which electronics are always one-upping one another in the global market, it's nice to see a picture-book equivalent that ends with the consumption of delicious desserts. Apple and PC, take note. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Competitive pals get into a war of escalating ridiculousness in this amusing if visually stunted tale. Read full book review >

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EMERGENCY RESCUE by Annette Rusling
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2015

"Nonfiction for wee ones that is equal parts entertaining and educational. (Board book. 2-5)"
This large, chunky nonfiction offering presents basic information about rescue vehicles accompanied by realistic images and a siren sound. Read full book review >

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CIRCLE OF CRANES by Annette LeBox
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 12, 2012

"The magical element doesn't add much to this story of a low-key labor heroine, but it may draw in fantasy readers. (Fantasy. 10-13)"
The horror of sweatshop life is alleviated by a magical heritage. Read full book review >

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MURDER ME NOW by Annette Meyers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 3, 2001

"For the rest, Olivia is adorable, the '20s do roar with authenticity, and the plot bumbles in and out of potholes with Meyers's usual disregard for subtlety."
Madcap Greenwich Village poet Olivia Brown (Free Love, 1999), omnipresent cigarette in one hand and bottle of bootleg gin in the other, joins Vanity Fair editor Edmund (Bunny) Wilson and his date Daisy, aspiring novelist Dave Wolfe, gorgeous Paulo Ewing, and her tenant, superbrain private detective Harry Melville, for a house party at the Croton digs of Fordy and Kate Vaude, only to have their fun disrupted when the Vaude nanny, Adelle, is found hanging from a tree branch. Read full book review >

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JOE’S WAR by Annette Kobak
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 16, 2004

"What could have been a first-rate shorter work is instead a second-rate longer one. (20 b&w photos; 2 maps, not seen)"
A daughter explores her Czechoslovakian father's traumatic experiences before, during, and after WWII—and along the way retells much of the 20th-century history of Poland. Read full book review >

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ST. ROSE GOES HAWAIIAN by Annette Mahon
Released: July 18, 2012

"Slow-paced, easy to solve and best read as a travel guide to Hawaii."
The women of the St. Rose Quilting Bee (An Ominous Death, 2006, etc.) are on their dream trip to Hawaii when murder rears its ugly head. Read full book review >

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"Still, a trenchant account of one woman's spiritual reckoning with her brother's killer."
A Christian self-help guide to forgiveness. Read full book review >

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SLAY BELLS by Annette Mahon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 11, 2015

"Mahon (Bright Hopes, 2014, etc.) provides a trickier ending for the ladies of St. Rose but is still interminably slow in getting to it."
Murder may mar a merry Christmas. Read full book review >

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MURDER by Annette Meyers
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Better-than-usual for the series."
Former Broadway dancer Leslie Wetzon, now a Wall Street executive headhunter, accompanies her best friend Carlos, a campy, gay choreographer, to a rehearsal of his new show—and discovers the dead body of Dilla, the much-disliked production assistant, draped over the balcony. Read full book review >