Search Results: "Joy Preble"


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FINDING PARIS by Joy Preble
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 21, 2015

"Fast-paced with intriguing teen characters, a budding relationship and a bit of mystery—curiosity will keep those pages turning. (Fiction. 13-17)"
Paranormal author Preble (The A-Word, 2014, etc.) crosses over to straight teen fiction with this drama wrapped in a mystery. Read full book review >

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HAUNTED by Joy Preble
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Entertaining, if quite a jumble. (Supernatural thriller. 12 & up)"
In this sequel to Dreaming Anastasia (2009), 17-year-old Anne faces up to the fact that she has a magical destiny that she cannot escape. Read full book review >

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THE A-WORD by Joy Preble
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 13, 2014

"This series seems to be in a bit of a sophomore slump; here's hoping subsequent volumes will again take flight. (Paranormal fiction. 13-16)"
Sassy, smart-mouthed, cowboy-boot fan Jenna Samuels is back once again, fighting evildoers with the aid of her angelic cohorts. Read full book review >

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ANASTASIA FOREVER by Joy Preble
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"Satisfying, but start with the first book. (Paranormal suspense. 12 & up)"
The trilogy that began with Dreaming Anastasia (2009) comes to an exciting, if cluttered, conclusion. Read full book review >

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THE SWEET DEAD LIFE by Joy Preble
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 14, 2013

"Hallelujah! A paranormal tale of angels that's not a romance, making it a novel that breaks the mold. (Paranormal fiction. 13 & up)"
For 13-year-old Jenna Samuels, things have been going really badly: She's pretty sure she's dying, her father has mysteriously abandoned the family, her mother is nearly catatonic with depression, and then her brother dies and becomes an "A-word." Read full book review >

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IT WASN'T ALWAYS LIKE THIS by Joy Preble
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 17, 2016

"A modern Tuck Everlasting with a thriller twist: fun, in spite of its improbabilities. (Paranormal mystery. 12-16)"
Nearly 100 years after accidentally drinking from the Fountain of Youth, perpetually 17-year-old Emma investigates a series of murders. Read full book review >

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PRINCESS PALOOZA by Joy Allen
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2011

"Not even the glitter on the cover or the hot-pink cut-out Princess Palooza crown inside can save this one. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A scant, slapdash tale of princess play told in lumbering rhyme. Read full book review >

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THE VIDEO SHOP SPARROW by Joy Cowley
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"The illustrations, largely for their glimpse of life in New Zealand, combine with a text for a book that is inoffensive, competent, yet ultimately uninspiring. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Skateboarding on New Year's Day, sunflowers drooping over a fence hung with a holiday wreath, rooftop Santa Claus decorations—these things are not only possible but probable in New Zealand, where this story is set. Read full book review >

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The Night Everything Fell Apart by Joy Nash
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 16, 2016

"A series starter for readers who like their romances with hard-charging plots and light character development."
Nash's (Looking for a Hero, 2016, etc.) energetic prose drives this supernatural, erotic romance that offers a new twist on the Arthurian legend.Read full book review >

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TELL ME NO SECRETS by Joy Fielding
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 22, 1993

"Don't even think of starting this anywhere near bedtime. (First serial to Cosmopolitan; Literary Guild Triple Selection for July)"
Eight years after her mother mysteriously disappeared on her way to a doctor's appointment, Chicago prosecutor Jess Koster's panic attacks have returned—as she fights to convict a sadistic rapist who may have killed his latest victim. Read full book review >

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Released: July 17, 2012

"Castro's first mystery is fierce and intense, with both harrowing depictions of New Orleans after Katrina and psychological mayhem for its troubled heroine, who crawls under your skin and lingers there long after you've finished reading. A sequel is in the works."
Salvaging lives in post-Katrina New Orleans is no picnic. Read full book review >