Search Results: "K. Kelley Heyne"


BOOK REVIEW

THE LOCKET'S SECRET by K. Kelley Heyne
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"In the end, even home-schooled, Catholic readers like Carrie will likely be turned off by the heavy-handed, didactic narrative. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Having suffered a tragic loss and been forced to leave behind her best friend when her family moves from Washington to Wisconsin seeking a fresh start, home-schooled Carrie retreats into a fantasy world in which her alter ego, Princess Caritas, embarks on a dangerous journey to save her family from an evil mercenary. Read full book review >

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THE RISING by Kelley Armstrong
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 9, 2013

"A satisfying conclusion for those following the series. (Paranormal suspense. 12 & up)"
This final book in the Darkness Rising trilogy resolves the issues introduced in the first two and continues to expand the large cast of characters. Read full book review >

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FAME, FORTUNE, AND THE BRAN MUFFINS OF DOOM by Marty Kelley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Only for the strong-stomached. (Fiction. 8-10)"
Simon's dream to win a fortune in the school talent show with his two best pals, Munch and Ralph, is thwarted by the band trio's lack of practice. Read full book review >

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SOLITAIRE by Kelley Eskridge
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 18, 2002

"Intermittently gripping and intense: a debut that dramatizes the what, confuses the how, and mostly evades the why."
In Eskridge's near future, project manager Ren "Jackal" Segura of the huge Ko corporation is a Hope, one of a handful selected by birth for fast-tracking to positions of influence in the world government. Read full book review >

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OMENS by Kelley Armstrong
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 20, 2013

"Here's hoping Armstrong will deliver something more substantial in Book 2."
Fairy magic meets hoary thriller cliché in this work of paranormal suspense by the author of the best-selling Otherworld series (Thirteen, 2012, etc.). Read full book review >

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I'M AN ALIEN AND I WANT TO GO HOME by Jo Franklin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"Unfortunately, this book doesn't let Daniel fulfill the promise of the unreliable comedic narrator; most of the time, he's just plain wrong about everything. (Fiction. 9-12)"
One of the best things about unreliable narrators is that very often they're hilariously wrong about everything. But readers may be a little sad when Daniel's conspiracy theories turn out not to be true. Read full book review >

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ENTHRALLED by Melissa Marr
FANTASY
Released: Sept. 20, 2011

"This collection is ideal as a sampler tray for paranormal readers looking to pick up new authors to follow or to further explore the fictional worlds they already know. (about the authors) (Paranormal. 13-18)"
A solid collection of stories that prove that all any supernatural creature wants to do is date or eat teenage protagonists. Read full book review >

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DARK FIDDLER by Aaron Frisch
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"A discography should have been included. (author's note, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 8 & up)"
His name is familiar today only to lovers of musical virtuosity, but in his brief life the Italian-born violinist and composer thrilled late 18th- and early 19th-century Europe with his brilliant style, unnatural technique and stage presence. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DINOSTORY by Michaela Morgan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"The events that follow may be predictable, but they're sure to please young enthusiasts—as will Kelley's lively, if undistinguished, illustrations. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A book that pokes fun at its own overfamiliar theme— dinosaurs turning up in the present—and then goes on to exploit it with energy and imagination. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 17, 1995

"A sadly pointless exercise in convolution: In a tale self- reflective to the point of opacity, little plot manages to slip through."
A first novel that treats us to the endless musings of a verbose college boy on what turns out to be one of the oddest road trips since St. Read full book review >