Search Results: "Carrie Host"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"A tender and pragmatic immersion into the bewildering depths of a terrifying illness."
Diagnosed at age 40 with a rare form of cancer, a writer and mother recounts the medical, familial and personal challenges of facing a life-threatening condition. Read full book review >

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CUT BOTH WAYS by Carrie Mesrobian
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Pitch perfect, raw, and moving. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A high school senior struggles to understand himself after he falls for Brandy, a sophomore girl, while at the same time he and his friend Angus, who is openly gay, make out one night while stoned and drunk and then are continually drawn back to one another. Read full book review >

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DEMON DERBY by Carrie Harris
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 8, 2014

"A paranormal adventure with both style and heart (on wheels). (Paranormal romance. 12-18)"
A resolutely tough cancer survivor winds up battling more than just the opposing team when she goes out for roller derby and comes face to face with supernatural enemies in this fast-paced, often funny offering about demon hunters. Read full book review >

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DIVIDE AND CONQUER by Carrie Ryan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 6, 2012

"The book is a perfectly competent adventure story. It's hard to go wrong with Vikings. But if you asked a classroom full of students to write about a Viking and a time machine, most of them would come up with something more inventive. (Science fiction. 8-12)"
Vikings and time machines, together again. Read full book review >

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CAPTIVATE by Carrie Jones
FANTASY
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"Neither the best nor worst of supernatural romance, but the fusion of self-sacrifice and burning love will fully slake the thirst of eager Need fans. (Paranormal romance. YA)"
In trademark idiosyncratic figurative prose, Jones continues her supernatural series set during a cold Maine winter and begun in Need (2009). Read full book review >

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THE FOREST OF HANDS AND TEETH by Carrie Ryan
FANTASY
Released: April 14, 2009

"But despite plot holes, more angst than action and an excess of philosophical meanderings, Mary's story delivers what's important: zombie apocalypse. (Science fiction. 12-14)"
It's been generations since the zombie apocalypse, and the people of Mary's village know they are the only living people left. Read full book review >

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CHLOE LEIBERMAN by Carrie Rosten
FICTION
Released: Sept. 13, 2005

"A glossary of Chinese, Yiddish and fashion terms is appended, and it's as funny as the rest of the bonbons in this verbal box of candy. (Fiction. YA)"
The granddaughter of Leo Rosten and the great-niece of William Steig makes a modest but amusing contribution to chick lit as trendy as soy chai lattes. Read full book review >

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10 THINGS I CAN SEE FROM HERE by Carrie Mac
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"With Maeve, Mac delivers a character who's heartwarmingly real and sympathetic, and her story provides a much needed mirror for anxious queer girls everywhere. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
A white teen with severe anxiety struggles to manage her mental health and finds joy in a budding relationship with a new girlfriend. Read full book review >

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FLYING by Carrie Jones
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 19, 2016

"Funny and fast-moving, with a compelling setup for potential sequels. (Science fiction. 12-16)"
A bubbly, affectionate cheerleader must rescue her mother from an out-of-this-world danger. Read full book review >

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TIME STOPPERS by Carrie Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 3, 2016

"Longer than necessary but effervescent, funny, and genuine. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Two neglected kids find a sparkly, magical community and great evil in small-town Maine. Read full book review >

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QUEST FOR THE GOLDEN ARROW by Carrie Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"Sparkly and creature-filled, toggling between fresh and trite. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
In a magical Maine town sitting invisibly within normal Maine, Annie and friends try to retrieve their guardian from evil clutches. Read full book review >

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DISCORD’S APPLE by Carrie Vaughn
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 1, 2010

"Thin and inane."
A fantasy novel that combines modern apocalypse (or close to it), Greek mythology and Roman domestic life…and doesn't work on any level. Read full book review >