Search Results: "Beth Fantaskey"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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 >

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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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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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BIG FAT DISASTER by Beth Fehlbaum
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 18, 2014

"Colby's experiences, while extreme, ring true, and the fast pace, lively and profane dialogue, and timely topic make it a quick and enjoyable read. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Colby's life as the heavy daughter of a disapproving former Miss Texas beauty queen is difficult enough, but it gets worse very quickly once she discovers a photo of her politician father kissing another woman. Read full book review >

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PACK OF DORKS by Beth Vrabel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"Lucy's perfectly feisty narration, the emotionally resonant situations and the importance of the topic all elevate this effort well above the pack. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Debut author Vrabel takes three knotty, seemingly disparate problems—bullying, the plight of wolves and coping with disability—and with tact and grace knits them into an engrossing whole of despair and redemption. Read full book review >

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STARRING JULES (AS HERSELF) by Beth Ain
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"Though not as distinctive as Clementine, Jules eventually settles, becoming a vulnerable and likable heroine. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Seven-year-old Jules has been asked to audition for a television commercial. But she needs help. Will she turn to her know-it-all ex-best friend for it? Read full book review >

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GETTING SOMEWHERE by Beth Neff
Released: Jan. 19, 2012

"A story that fades before it can ever find its stride. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Four girls facing time behind bars choose to spend their incarceration on an experimental group farm in the middle of nowhere. Read full book review >

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THE KISSING BOOTH by Beth Reekles
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 14, 2013

"Lacking in everything but length. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Sixteen and never-been-kissed Elle is unprepared for the fallout from her brief stint working in a kissing booth. Read full book review >