Search Results: "C.C. Payne"


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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Payne's hopeful tale encourages readers to rejoice in what makes them unique. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Fifth-grader Lula Bell longs to escape the attention of strident bully—and former BFF—Kali. Read full book review >

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SOMETHING TO SING ABOUT by C.C. Payne
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Conflicts are too neatly resolved, the voice meanders and didactic dialogue stunts this debut novel. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Ten-year-old Jamie Jo never leaves home without her mama and her flyswatter. Read full book review >

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THE THING ABOUT LEFTOVERS by C.C. Payne
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 19, 2016

"Readers experiencing family challenges of their own will laugh and cry with Fizzy, rejoicing as she cooks up quite the satisfying new life for herself. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Twelve-year-old Elizabeth "Fizzy" Russo feels like a leftover kid, and as a budding chef, she really dislikes leftovers. Read full book review >

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CONNECTED MINDS by C.C. Long
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 22, 2016

"Some promising elements, bogged down by slow exposition and a failure to launch."
In this YA paranormal urban fantasy, a teenage girl discovers that she has a special destiny involving the world of her dreams. Read full book review >

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Leftover Girl by C.C. Bolick
Released: Nov. 3, 2016

"A young heroine copes with bizarre dreams in a surprisingly fresh paranormal romance."
This debut YA novel, the first installment in a series, follows an adopted teenager who moves to Alabama. Read full book review >

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CHOSEN AT NIGHTFALL by C.C. Hunter
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 23, 2013

"What a tedious mess. Fans will, of course, adore it. (Paranormal romance. 12 & up)"
The Shadow Falls series concludes, but not before the protagonist's constant confusion over her ex-boyfriends is drawn out as long as the author can manage to stretch it. Read full book review >

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WHISPERS AT MOONRISE by C.C. Hunter
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"Fans will like it. (Paranormal romance. 12-16)"
The fourth installment of the popular Shadow Falls series finds Kylie still confused about her supernatural status. Read full book review >

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TEN LORDS A-LEAPING by C.C. Benison
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 3, 2013

"A strong mystery reminiscent of P.D. James, with many well-developed characters, local color and a sensitive, intelligent investigator."
A church fundraiser at a stately home goes horribly wrong. Read full book review >

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THE CURSE OF ANNE BOLEYN by C.C. Humphreys
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 5, 2015

"Overly long, too convoluted, and populated by fight scenes that prove tiresomely detailed, this novel progresses in a zigzag pattern that readers will find confusing."
In this sequel to The French Executioner (2014), Humphreys mixes old world with new as the saga of Anne Boleyn's severed hand—and the power that's attributed to it—inspires court intrigue, star-crossed love, and witchcraft.Read full book review >

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DEATH OF A DOGWALKER by C.C. Craig
Released: Sept. 29, 2006

"Well-written and entertaining. (Fiction. 12-14)"
In this exciting if somewhat implausible detective story, seventh-grader Jeremy becomes involved in the investigation surrounding the murder of his family's dog-walker. Read full book review >

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AWAKE AT DAWN by C.C. Hunter
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"Overly chatty and overlong. (Paranormal romance. 12 & up) "
The continuing adventures of somehow-supernatural Kylie focus on her identity crisis: What kind of supernatural is she? Read full book review >