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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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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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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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 >

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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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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"A pleasant mixture of iconic and surprising shots—a photo book that is ultimately as much about the photographer, and the access he gained, as it is about its subject."
Don't let the billing fool you. Though Kelley's books (Oprah, 2010, etc.) are often unauthorized biographies heavily resisted by their subjects, this is a labor-of-love collection of work by the photographer she praises as "my best friend…a pal without parallel." Read full book review >