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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A REAL SHOT IN THE ARM by Annette Roome
Released: Dec. 28, 1990

Housewife-turned-reporter Chris Martin, sent to cover a conference on substance abuse at a posh hotel, finds a jarring note—a corpse hanging from the hotel balcony-in this appealing debut, winner of Britain's John Creasey Award for best first novel of 1989. Read full book review >

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Released: April 14, 1989

A quiet, homely first collection that pays tribute to hardscrabble lives: the stories are sometimes transparent to a fault, with upbeat endings that seem a little forced, but mostly they're cleanly told and affecting. Read full book review >

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THE LAST ONE HOME by Annette Appollo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1999

"Despite vivid enough characters, including Gia herself, whose feistiness is a tad grating, Appollo's debut remains pretty much a storyboard concept."
A first novel that tries but fails to invest a story of high-school friendships—and love revisited—with meaning and emotion. Read full book review >

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FROM THE SHADOWS by Annette Francine
Released: April 12, 2012

"Christian romance fans who don't mind some R-rated language and a lovemaking scene will find satisfying lessons in faith."
A hot summer romance with Christian themes, titillating realism and a guilty conscience. Read full book review >

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BLOOD ON THE STREET by Annette Meyers
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 1992

"Not to mention dumb plotting."
Headhunter Leslie Wetzon is having an awful week: she and her partner, Xenia Smith, have escalated their bickering; her cop- boyfriend is away; she has to move from her apartment; and a broker she's just placed in a new firm, Brian Middleton, didn't show up for his new job. 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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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 >