Search Results: "K.E. Payne"


BOOK REVIEW

ANOTHER 365 DAYS by K.E. Payne
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 15, 2013

"Funny, engaging and accessible. (Fiction. 12-18)"
In a follow-up to 365 Days (2011), emotive British lesbian teen Clem Atkins writes a diary entry for each day of the year. Read full book review >

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THE ROAD TO HER by K.E. Payne
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 16, 2013

"There are too few lesbian love stories written for teens; it's a shame this one is so lackluster. (Romance. 12-18)"
In a cliché-ridden lesbian romance, two young British actresses develop an off-screen relationship. Read full book review >

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A SIMPLE DISTANCE by K.E. Silva
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Lushly evoked island atmosphere and cadenced language as circuitous as a Pascal family fight make for an impressive first novel, despite disjointed narration and remarkably tame conflicts."
San Francisco lawyer returns to her ancestral Caribbean island to sort out a family real-estate wrangle. Read full book review >

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Song of the Highlands by K.E. Saxon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 2014

"A prettily written historical romance that deserves a better story."
A murder plot in medieval Scotland threatens the wedded bliss of a mute woman and her brutish husband in Saxon's (Highland Grace, 2012, etc.) latest romance. Read full book review >

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A SPIDER SAT BESIDE HER by K.E. Lanning
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 17, 2017

"A tight, engaging sci-fi tale."
A researcher attempts to save the International Space Station from a terrorist plot in Lanning's debut novel. Read full book review >

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THE DOORWAY AND THE DEEP by K.E. Ormsbee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Readers of the first volume will settle right into this and then leave it eager for a third. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Amid the plague-ridden wisps in the alternative world of Limn, half-sprite, half-human Lottie Fiske attempts to sharpen her healing powers while undertaking a daring quest in this sequel to The Water and the Wild (2015). Read full book review >

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TobaccoNet by K.E. Bombard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 13, 2015

"A fast-paced DEA tale with a social conscience that should have many readers looking forward to more of Jason Kraft."
In this debut thriller launching a new series, an undercover drug enforcement agent becomes embroiled in shady dealings in the tobacco industry. Read full book review >

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FOUR IN ALL by Nina Payne
by Nina Payne, illustrated by Adam Payne
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 31, 2001

"The final page lists the poem in its entirety, 56 nouns in all. (Picture book. 4-7)"
An artistic collaboration between a mother and son, this freshman effort is laudable, though somewhat flawed. Read full book review >

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MISSION TO MOON FARM by K.E. Rocha
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"While more stuffed bear than gruff bear, a fast adventure story. (Fantasy. 8-11)"
Waiting for his parents after Secrets of Bearhaven (2016), Spencer deals with an imperiled member of his bear family. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"A glamorized hypothesis that bubbles over with pithy, socially conscious observations, but the classic associations formed from them can be a stretch."
A droll comparison of the cult of celebrity to the Classics. Read full book review >