Search Results: "Beth Fantaskey"


BOOK REVIEW

JESSICA RULES THE DARK SIDE by Beth Fantaskey
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Jan. 9, 2012

"Only readers absolutely desperate for another vampire romance need apply. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)"
This disappointing sequel to Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side (2009) finds Jessica (a.k.a. Read full book review >

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ISABEL FEENEY, STAR REPORTER by Beth Fantaskey
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"This lively mystery should appeal to fans of Harriet the Spy. (Mystery. 9-12)"
A newsgirl in Prohibition-era Chicago aspires to be a reporter for the Tribune like her idol, Maude Collier.Read full book review >

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BUZZ KILL by Beth Fantaskey
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 6, 2014

"If only Nancy Drew had this much excitement solving her cases. (Mystery. 13-18)"
A small-town murder plus a big-time romance equals one feel-good mystery. Read full book review >

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JEKEL LOVES HYDE by Beth Fantaskey
FANTASY
Released: May 1, 2010

"There's plenty of better fantastical love stories for the thirsty fan. (Paranormal romance. 12-14)"
Jill Jekel and Tristen Hyde are going to need major mojo to win that chemistry scholarship they're aiming for, because they never seem to do any science. Read full book review >

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JESSICA’S GUIDE TO DATING ON THE DARK SIDE by Beth Fantaskey
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"For vampire-romance completists only, despite charming moments. (Fantasy. 12-14)"
Populated with thoroughly flat characters, this vampire romance makes Twilight look like a feminist handbook. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PETER AND BETH by Doug Lalli
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 15, 2006

"A pleasant coming-of-adulthood story."
Boy meets girl; boy scares off girl; boy tracks down girl five years later. Read full book review >

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I LOVE YOU, BETH COOPER by Larry Doyle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 8, 2007

"The plot, a pell-mell contrivance, isn't so much the point as is the hormones and humiliation of life in Teenage Wasteland."
A former scribe for Beavis and Butt-Head and The Simpsons humorously addresses the agony and ecstasy of adolescence. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Fall of Beth Anderson by Meaghan B. Parent
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"Nothing new, but a satisfactory story of finding happiness in difficult circumstances."
A young girl tries to find herself after moving to a new town in Parent's debut YA novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ABC GULLS by Beth Rand
by Beth Rand, illustrated by Beth Rand
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 28, 2017

"Kids without a frame of reference will still get a kick out of these goofy gulls. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Take a seaside location, add a colony of gulls and the alphabet, and the result is a clever abecedary specific to Maine. Read full book review >

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MRS. SMITH'S SPY SCHOOL FOR GIRLS by Beth McMullen
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 4, 2017

"A sassy, new spy series with a spunky heroine, multitalented sidekicks, and tense, rapid-fire adventure. (Mystery. 9-13)"
Unexpectedly enrolled in a prestigious boarding school, 12-year-old Abigail suddenly finds herself embroiled in a dangerous mission for a secret spy ring. Read full book review >

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CAMP DORK by Beth Vrabel
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 3, 2016

"Honest, funny, and entertaining. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Most of the titular gang from Pack of Dorks (2014) is off to spend two weeks at seriously-roughing-it-style Camp Paleo. Sadly, Lucy's not-a-boyfriend, Sam, is going to gymnastics camp instead.Read full book review >

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THIS IS THE STORY OF YOU by Beth Kephart
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 12, 2016

"A masterful exploration of nature's power to shake human foundations, literal and figurative. (Fiction. 12-18)"
The devastating superstorm arrives without warning at night, destroying the bridge connecting Haven, a New Jersey barrier island, to the mainland and isolating residents from one another; with her mother and fragile little brother on the other side, Mira Banul, 17, must cope alone. Read full book review >