Search Results: "C.C. Payne"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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 >

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REBORN by C.C. Hunter
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 20, 2014

"This is great for readers wanting to return to Shadow Falls, but it won't attract new audience members. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)"
Hunter (Chosen at Nightfall, 2013, etc.) returns to the supernatural school/camp Shadow Falls, switching protagonist from Kylie to Della—there's a love triangle, naturally. Read full book review >

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THE CAMEL AND THE SCORPION by C.C. Rising
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 22, 2017

"A nerve-wracking, vibrantly dramatic tale with an empathetic protagonist."
In Rising's debut thriller, a Texas college professor in 1977 tries to prove the innocence of her young student, a suspected terrorist imprisoned in Israel. Read full book review >

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Finding Albert Strange by C.C. Canning
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 7, 2013

"A family saga shines in its depiction of the oddities and inanities of real life and in its delving into the numerous concerns of each day."
A debut novel paints an intergenerational portrait of an Australian clan in crisis over one fateful day. 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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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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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 >