Search Results: "K.A. Barson"


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CHARLOTTE CUTS IT OUT by K.A. Barson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 5, 2016

"An engaging if somewhat heavy-handed exploration of the need for a personal makeover on all levels. (Fiction. 12-18)"
A controlling teen grows up. Read full book review >

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45 POUNDS (MORE OR LESS) by K.A. Barson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 11, 2013

"While lessons are offered, they are deliciously coated in readable prose and a compelling plot. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Ann has a weight problem and a mother problem—and the two issues are likely connected. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 13, 2009

"An inventive, exciting, funny ride with surprising emotional resonance-a bloody good time."
High school drama, heartbreak and zombies. Read full book review >

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ONE TINY LIE by K.A.  Tucker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 14, 2014

"Likable characters, steamy liaisons and surprising plot twists add up to a satisfying romance. Readers will be eager for the next installment."
After a toga party with far too many Jell-O shooters (gleefully procured by older sister Kasey, who turns out to be a terrible chaperone), perfectionist Livie has acquired her first kiss, first hangover and first tattoo, not to mention a lust compass aimed at Ashton Henley, the hunky captain of the crew team. Read full book review >

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MIKE STELLAR by K.A.  Holt
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 23, 2009

"Readers will enjoy watching Mike work his way through both muddled feelings and adult secrets with savvy sleuthing, sharp observation and courage in the clutch. (Science fiction. 10-12)"
Strange behavior from all the grown-ups and the over-hasty departure of an interstellar expedition raise a lad's suspicions in this adventure-comedy set in 2174. Read full book review >

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RED MOON RISING by K.A.  Holt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"Satisfying if tropetastic coming-of-age, utterly spoiled by the appalling 'noble savage' narrative. (Science fiction. 11-14)"
A space Western stars a frustrated would-be girl engineer taken by native raiders. Read full book review >

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HE WILL BE MY RUIN by K.A.  Tucker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"An entertaining and often captivating tale but an unsatisfying mystery."
When the police rule her best friend's death a suicide and refuse to investigate any further, Maggie Sparkes decides to play detective. Read full book review >

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FIVE WAYS TO FALL by K.A.  Tucker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 24, 2014

"Tucker gives her leads just enough past damage to earn sympathy but wisely spends most of her time ratcheting up the sexual tension in this light romance."
At a tequila-soaked bar in Cancún, a womanizing lawyer meets a beautiful woman with a bruised heart. Steamy shenanigans and romance ensue. Read full book review >

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THIS ONE DAY by K.A. Delaney
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 18, 2013

"Focusing more or less equally on cancer and crime, Delaney evokes an atmosphere as wintry as that of the New England mill town where the dying hero tries to win back his soul."
A mortally stricken PI struggles to help a poor little rich boy in this bleak debut. Read full book review >

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BURYING WATER by K.A.  Tucker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"A sexy, romantic, gangster-tinged page-turner."
Beaten, raped, left for dead—a young woman slowly repairs her body, but her mind refuses to tell her the awful truth of what really happened. Read full book review >

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GNOME-A-GEDDON by K.A.  Holt
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"In the end, the lampoon falls victim to its own sense of irony, making Buck feel like a secondary character in someone else's story and not quite a protagonist in his own. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
As the title indicates, a novel that attempts to subvert and poke fun at fantasy tropes. Read full book review >