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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SOULBOUND by Heather Brewer
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2012

"Readers will be swept along as Kaya determinedly takes control of her own future in this predictable if spirited series opener. (Fantasy. 11 & up)"
Seventeen-year-old Kaya is the daughter of two Barrons who were forbidden to marry; they are all in hiding when she's discovered by her country's leaders and forced into training at Shadow Academy, an isolated boarding school. Read full book review >

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SECOND CHANCE by Heather Brewer
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"Fans will enjoy slaking their thirst for more vampire adventures here. (Horror. 12-16)"
After his failed freelance slaying mission in Bathory (First Kill, 2011), Joss is under the watchful eye of the Slayer Society as he leads the hunt for a serial killer in Manhattan. Read full book review >

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TRIPPING by Heather Waldorf
CLASSICS
Released: April 18, 2009

"Teen readers will eagerly hitch a ride on this cross-country adventure. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
A satisfying, entertaining and engaging story about six Canadian teenagers who travel by van from Toronto to Vancouver Island as part of a highly selective "annual, school-sponsored, eight-week study/camping trip." Read full book review >

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MAKING THE RUN by Heather Henson
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 1, 2002

"With all the bad behavior, it's clear these are innocents at play. (Fiction. YA)"
Despite being emotionally intense and morally vacuous, there is still a soft-focus lens in this recounting of events in the spring of Lulu's senior year. Read full book review >

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LIFE AT THE SPEED OF US by Heather Sappenfield
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 8, 2016

"Readers may not understand what's happening, but they'll probably keep reading. (Fantasy. 16-18)"
Grief and self-discovery combine to change one young woman's life. Read full book review >

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EVEN THE DARKEST STARS by Heather Fawcett
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"With a dash of romantic entanglement, a rich original mythology, and a sizzler of a twist at the end, this duology opener will appeal to fans of femalecentric fantasy by such authors as Leigh Bardugo and Sarah Maas. (Fantasy. 12-16)"
Debut author Fawcett offers an Everest-inspired fantasy. Read full book review >