Search Results: "Cyn Balog"


BOOK REVIEW

STARSTRUCK by Cyn Balog
FANTASY
Released: July 12, 2011

"Skip this one, and try Charles Butler's The Fetch of Mardy Watt (2004) instead, a far superior fantasy about a self-loathing fat heroine and her male best friend. Readers who are looking for high-school pettiness should go for Nico Medina's Fat Hoochie Prom Queen (2008). (Paranormal romance. 12-16)"
It takes dark magic to make attractive people love fat girls. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FAIRY TALE by Cyn Balog
FANTASY
Released: June 23, 2009

"The fairy world has got to be better than being in Morgan's orbit. (Fantasy. 12-14)"
In most high schools, the psychic girl would be the weird supernatural student, but Morgan's precognitive powers just aren't the strangest thing around. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEAD RIVER by Cyn Balog
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 9, 2013

"Not the refreshing plunge it would like to be. (Paranormal thriller. 12 & up)"
While most people who visit the Dead River hear the white noise of rushing water, 17-year-old Kiandra Levesque hears the voices of people the river has claimed. Read full book review >

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TOUCHED by Cyn Balog
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 14, 2012

"In the end, it is a frustratingly ho-hum read that could have been much, much more. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Every thought, every action has a consequence, and one unscripted moment can change everything. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SLEEPLESS by Cyn Balog
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: July 13, 2010

In this sweet supernatural romance, Balog resurrects a childhood fantasy: the sandman, who puts us to sleep at night. Read full book review >

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UNNATURAL DEEDS by Cyn Balog
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A page-turner that will keep readers riveted, this is a treat for mystery fans and will keep readers guessing right up until the end. (Thriller. 14-18)"
Like a PG-13 version of Gone Girl (2012), Balog's (Dead River, 2013, etc.) latest tells the tense and tragic story of three teens mixed up in a world of murder, obsession, and mental illness. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALONE by Cyn Balog
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"A bloody, wonderfully creepy scare ride. (Horror. 12-adult)"
A thriller in a decrepit, isolated mansion—and in the double-occupancy mind of a teen girl. Read full book review >

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EVERY ROSE HAS ITS THORN
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for Unnatural Deeds by Cyn Balog

Cover Story: Every Rose Has Its Thorn
BFF Charm: Nay
Swoonworthy Scale: 5
Talky Talk: Kiss Me Deadly
Bonus Factor: Unreliable Narrator
Anti-Bonus Factor: Awful Grownups
Relationship Status: You Give Love A Bad Name

Cover Story: Every Rose Has Its Thorn

I LOVE this cover. It manages to be both creepy and ...


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NEW BOOKS IN NOVEMBER 2017
by Leila Roy

I’m a day late this week—thank this monster storm for knocking out my power and internet for that!—but now we’re even CLOSER to November! So let’s look at some of the books that are headed our way:

Not Now, Not Ever, by Lily Anderson

Kat and Meg Conquer the World, by Anna Priemaza

Two books that celebrate geekery, friendship ...


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BOOK REVIEW

JAMES BALOG'S ANIMALS A TO Z by James Balog
ABC BOOKS
Released: June 1, 1996

"Though a few of the critters look cut-and-pasted, this board-book bestiary is fairly breathtaking. (Picture book. 1-4)"
James Balog's Animals A To Z ($7.95; June 1996; 26 pp.; 0-8118- 1339-8): In the striking, tack-sharp photographs of this animal ABC, creatures look out from the pages as if wishing to commune with readers. Read full book review >