Search Results: "Heather Anastasiu"


BOOK REVIEW

OVERRIDE by Heather Anastasiu
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"Several unexpected twists, a compelling love story, high-stakes action and a stand-up heroine worth rooting for rescue this series from the dystopian abyss and make for an entertaining read. (Dystopian romance. 14 & up)"
After a disappointing start, the second installment of Anastasiu's (Glitch, 2012) dystopian trilogy will be a welcome surprise to readers returning to find out what happens next to Zoe and members of the Resistance as they battle to free other glitchers and humans being used by Chancellor Bright in her merciless quest for power. Read full book review >

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GLITCH by Heather Anastasiu
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"Read the originals. (Dystopian romance. 14 & up)"
A dystopian romance that feels like the love child of M.T. Anderson's Feed and Lauren Oliver's Pandemonium fails to distinguish itself. Read full book review >

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SHUTDOWN by Heather Anastasiu
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 2, 2013

"With far too few glimpses of the self-confident freedom fighter readers have come to expect, Zoe goes from girl on fire to girl you want to set on fire. (Dystopian romance. 14 & up)"
Fans of Anastasiu's science-fiction trilogy who grew to love Zoe in all her telekinetic, girl-power glory, particularly in Override (2013), will likely feel cheated by the final installment. Read full book review >

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GIRL LAST SEEN by Heather Anastasiu
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 1, 2016

"The kind of dark, wild ride that begs to read in a single sitting. (Mystery/thriller. 14-18)"
Betrayals and lies surround a girl's mysterious disappearance. Read full book review >

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THE VIEW FROM WHO I WAS by Heather Sappenfield
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 8, 2015

"Beautifully written—but after such polished, elegant storytelling, the end feels like a betrayal. (Fiction. 13-16)"
She's beautiful, popular, athletic, brilliant, rich and in love—yet Oona Antunes feels herself divide into two selves at the Winter Formal on the night she takes her own life. Read full book review >

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EXQUISITE CAPTIVE by Heather Demetrios
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"Readers will wish they had a jinni to grant them the next book in the series. (Fantasy. 15 & up)"
Nalia lives in a mansion in the Hollywood Hills, a glittering world of parties and fast cars. She can have anything she wants—except her freedom. Read full book review >

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HALFLINGS by Heather Burch
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"In the end, readers will be left scratching their heads wondering what actually happened and, worse, whether they even care. (Paranormal romance. 13 & up)"
If this novel were a holiday, it would undoubtedly be New Year's Eve—full of the promise of fun and romance, but a whopping disappointment in the end. Read full book review >

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FALLEN ANGEL by Heather Terrell
ROMANCE
Released: Jan. 4, 2011

"An abrupt ending with unanswered questions leaves room for a sequel. (Supernatural romance. YA)"
Ellspeth Faneuil has been hiding her flying dreams and the "flashes" of people's inner thoughts she receives when she touches them. Read full book review >

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ENTWINED by Heather Dixon
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2011

"This charming, romantic story, told with a light touch, will appeal to older preteens on up. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
This retelling of "The 12 Dancing Princesses" includes all the familiar elements of the Grimms' fairy tale while adding detail and exciting events—with consummate panache. Read full book review >

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THE FISH IN ROOM 11 by Heather Dyer
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2004

"Readers will enjoy meeting these clear-cut characters, all of whom get just what they deserve—or better. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Dyer debuts with an amiable rags-to-riches tale featuring a foundling lad who makes unusual friends on the way to winkling out his past. Read full book review >

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AURELIE by Heather Tomlinson
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Vivid descriptions and intricate plot twists convey that most traditional element of all faerie stories—the misunderstandings between humans and the Fae despite the best intentions. (Fantasy. YA)"
Princess Aurelie and her two closest friends, Garin and Netta, grew up playing with Loic, a river drac, and have the gift of being able to see the Fae, on the condition that no one should ever know. Read full book review >

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THE SWAN MAIDEN by Heather Tomlinson
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"Seekers of nitty-gritty magical details should look elsewhere, but the atmosphere and gratifying last chapter will please fans of romance and ambience. (Fantasy. YA)"
Doucette, a meek and envious youngest sister, progresses from sour to distant trying to find herself. Read full book review >