Search Results: "Bethany Wiggins"


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CURED by Bethany Wiggins
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 4, 2014

"Despair and destruction are sweetened by hope and love. (Science fiction. 14 & up)"
Jack Bloom leaves behind a sheltered, if slightly warped, suburban life to seek missing brother Dean and Mrs. Tarsis, the woman Dean tried to lead to safety, in this simmering sequel to Stung (2013). Read full book review >

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STUNG by Bethany Wiggins
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 2, 2013

"Readers will gladly be bitten by this bug. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
Fiona Tarsis wakes up to a world of nightmares in this fast-paced, fever-bright post-apocalyptic adventure. Read full book review >

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THE DRAGON'S PRICE by Bethany Wiggins
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"Skip. (Fantasy. 12-16)"
Formulaic fantasy-romance enlivened by an innovative take on dragon treasure. Read full book review >

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SHIFTING by Bethany Wiggins
FANTASY
Released: Sept. 27, 2011

"Shift this to the bottom of the supernatural stack. (Paranormal romance. 12 & up)"
A slow and derivative plot mars this already lackluster debut. Read full book review >

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JUBILEE MANOR by Bethany Hagen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"Even the requisite romance is drowned in florid prose and uneven characterization. (Science fiction. 13-15)"
Madeline Landry, the daughter of one of the richest and most powerful noble houses of a nuclear future, hopes to empower society's weakest without endangering her own wealth and comfort. Read full book review >

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LANDRY PARK by Bethany Hagen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Regency romances can combine well with science fiction (Lois McMaster Bujold's accessible adult novel A Civil Campaign (1999) does so brilliantly), but this awkward merger of the two will convince few. (Science fiction. 12-14)"
Regency romance sits uneasily in a dystopian throwback future. Read full book review >

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DARK STAR by Bethany Frenette
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 23, 2012

"Decidedly more urban fantasy than comic book, Frenette's debut features a variety of characters and should please readers looking for paranormal without so much romance. (Urban fantasy. 12-16)"
A superhero's daughter learns the truth about an ancient evil. Read full book review >

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YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 6, 2014

"For fans of Hamilton or those looking for spiritual guidance with their health advice, this guide will fill the bill. (author's note) (Nonfiction. 14-18)"
While this guide offers good information and an attractive layout, its focus is narrow. Read full book review >

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VALENTINE MICE! by Bethany Roberts
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 2, 1998

"Simple rhythmic text and action-packed line and watercolor illustrations will draw young readers in; Cushman includes welcome details—such as a tag-along chickadee- -that enhance the story, and mixes full-bleed and framed illustrations to emphasize high points in the text. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The stars of Halloween Mice! are back, but this time they're celebrating a different holiday. Read full book review >

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OGRE EATS EVERYTHING by Bethany Roberts
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2005

"Winborn's amusing paintings add to the humorous mix with matching furry eyebrows for both monster and little girl. (Easy reader. 6-8)"
In this second entry in the May Belle and Ogre easy reader series, May Belle continues to try to civilize her friend, a furry beast without much sense of how the world works. Read full book review >

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THE TWO O'CLOCK SECRET by Bethany Roberts
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1993

"In a simple, realistic text, Roberts does a fine job of building both the anticipation and the concept of keeping a secret, ably abetted by Kramer's cheery pencil and watercolor art depicting a lively and affectionate middle-class family. (Picture book. 3-7)"
When it comes to keeping secrets, Little Michael has a poor track record; but this time he's doing his best not to tell Dad that he's getting what he wants most of all for his birthday: Dad's brother, who has been away for two years in the Navy, will be here just in time for the family celebration. Read full book review >

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I'M TRYING TO LOVE SPIDERS by Bethany Barton
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 7, 2015

"Both arachnophobes and arachnophiles will find useful debate fodder squashed within these pages. (Picture book. 3-12)"
What if "trying" not to hate spiders doesn't quite cut it? Read full book review >