Search Results: "Beth Kery"


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SINCE I SAW YOU by Beth Kery
ROMANCE
Released: May 6, 2014

"An intensely sexual love story."
Eccentric-genius inventor Kam Reardon begrudgingly comes to Chicago to find the best market for his groundbreaking technology and falls into an erotic relationship with Lin Soong, his billionaire brother's second-in-command. 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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WAITING FOR UNICORNS by Beth Hautala
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 22, 2015

"Written by an author to watch, this quiet story of loss and healing will appeal to thoughtful readers. (Fiction. 10-14)"
During a summer spent in the Artic, 12-year-old Talia McQuinn experiences the healing power of place and of stories. Read full book review >

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SHADES OF EARTH by Beth Revis
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 15, 2013

"Strong on setup and plot, weak on human complexities and characterization, this still brings it home on a planet far from home. (Science fiction. 14 & up)"
Though not "frexing brilly" like Across the Universe (2011) and A Million Suns (2012), this conclusion nonetheless supplies plenty of suspense and twists to satisfy readers already on the ride. 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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BORN UGLY by Beth Goobie
CLASSICS
Released: Sept. 15, 2011

"Working-class, alcoholic Shir is no swan in ugly-duckling disguise, but despite the rotten hand life's dealt her, she's got heart and courage and a stubborn refusal to give up that will keep readers rooting for her. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
This taut thriller showcases the award-winning Canadian author's gift for creating memorable teen characters who confront tough issues alone—in this case, teen bullying, portrayed in gritty, claustrophobic detail by its victim. Read full book review >

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MERMAID PARK by Beth Mayall
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: July 1, 2005

"Once in on the secrets, readers will want to piece together all the clues they gleaned throughout the story. (Fiction. YA)"
On an early summer vacation with her family at the seaside hotel of her mother's godmother, Lynne, 16-year-old Amy decides that she wants to get along better with everyone, especially her crude, abusive stepfather and her younger sister, who seems to face life with ease. Read full book review >

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GIFTED by Beth Evangelista
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Like George himself, this unlikely adventure has its flaws, but it's not without a quirky charm. (Fiction. 10-14)"
A spoiled brainiac learns to appreciate others in this mildly entertaining but not particularly convincing first effort. Read full book review >

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ECSTASY by Beth Saulnier
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 18, 2003

"Now if only headstrong Alex (Bad Seed, 2002, etc.) didn't tiresomely insist on ignoring Cody's good advice in favor of newsroom banter."
Of course Alex Bernier doesn't want to cover upstate New York's Melting Rock Music Festival, but her editor at the Gabriel Monitor assigns her to it, and she's soon surrounded by cacophonic songmeisters, paying steak-sized bucks for a hot dog, sleeping in a tent, and interviewing a passel of genially stoned teenagers who've been coming to the four-day event every year since it began. Read full book review >