Search Results: "Dayna Dunbar"


BOOK REVIEW

DUNBAR by Edward St. Aubyn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"A superb, assured reminder that as flies to wanton boys are we to the gods—and that ain't good."
A brilliant reworking of William Shakespeare's King Lear for our day. Read full book review >

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THE WINGS THAT FLY US HOME by Dayna Dunbar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 28, 2006

"Appealing characters and humor help balance the farfetched New Age hokum."
Single Oklahoma mom with psychic abilities journeys to Santa Fe in this sequel to The Saints and Sinners of Okay County (2004). Read full book review >

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THE SAINTS AND SINNERS OF OKAY COUNTY by Dayna Dunbar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"A very appealing debut from Dunbar, an Oklahoma native, whose tough-minded tenderness and authentic voice make the most of a slight plot."
Oklahoma psychic, in an impressive first from screenwriter Dunbar. Read full book review >

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NO DAWN WITHOUT DARKNESS by Dayna Lorentz
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 17, 2014

"Though readers will need to have read (and possibly recently reread) the previous two to understand this conclusion, it provides a thoughtful and broad-reaching ending to a tale of surviving dire circumstances. (Thriller. 14-18)"
This final novel in a trilogy about teens quarantined in a mall after their exposure to a virus is realistic in its portrayal of the lasting effects of the ordeal for the survivors. Read full book review >

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All Good Children by Dayna Ingram
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 13, 2016

"An absorbing and poignant YA dystopian fantasy with a convincing heroine."
A teenager works through her emotional turmoil while waiting to become a sacrificial offering to aliens in this sci-fi melodrama. Read full book review >

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THE PACK by Dayna Lorentz
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"Adventure lovers will enjoy the cliffhanger ending, and political junkies will wonder if dogs are more advanced than we are. (Animal fantasy. 8-12)"
Can a dog rule the world? Read full book review >

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THE STORM by Dayna Lorentz
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"Even readers who don't consider themselves dog people may start seeing the world from Shep's point of view and turning the pages faster and faster. (Animal fantasy. 8-12)"
If a dog wrote a book about the adventures of a dog, it would sound almost exactly like this, although some people might think the dog was exaggerating a bit. Read full book review >

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Released: March 19, 2011

"This may be a nuts-and-bolts primer on fashioning the architecture and words for your marriage, but Reid keeps it sweet as the cake and smooth as the silk."
A how-to guide for choosing the words that mean the most to you for your wedding ceremony, as well as designing the event. Read full book review >

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DOG BLUE by Polly Dunbar
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Blue looks on. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Dunbar gives the tried-and-true Boy Meets Dog story an engaging twist or two. Read full book review >

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NO EASY WAY OUT by Dayna Lorentz
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 16, 2013

"Ostensibly an adventure tale, the slow pacing leaches energy from the central mystery of the virus, its cause and the horrors surrounding it, making it more of a snoozer than a thriller. (Thriller. 14 & up)"
Over 1,500 people die from a flu strain released into an air vent in a crowded shopping mall, and the quarantined survivors descend into chaos in this protracted second installment of the story begun in No Safety in Numbers (2012). Read full book review >

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NO SAFETY IN NUMBERS by Dayna Lorentz
Released: May 1, 2012

"A whopping and disturbing cliffhanger serves as the conclusion. Readers will anxiously await the sequel. (Thriller. 14-18)"
A nightmare scenario plays out in a shopping mall, and a group of very different teens must strategize to survive in this engrossing, if uneven thriller. Read full book review >