Search Results: "Katie Crouch"


BOOK REVIEW

THE MAGNOLIA LEAGUE by Katie Crouch
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2011

"Though it probably won't win any converts, this one will please current fans of the genre; expect sequels. (Supernatural thriller. 12 & up)"
A Southern take on the ever-popular supernatural thriller. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GIRLS IN TRUCKS by Katie Crouch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 7, 2008

"Gentle humor and sharp observation couched in straightforward prose with none of the preening preciosity so often seen in Southern fiction."
Wry, rueful tales of a Southern debutante's mostly disappointing love life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ABROAD by Katie Crouch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 17, 2014

"A crass use of a still-active murder case."
Foreign students in Italy: One winds up dead in this awkward riff on the notorious Amanda Knox/Meredith Kercher case. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MEN AND DOGS by Katie Crouch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 12, 2010

"Sunny outlook with enough clouds to keep it interesting."
The collapse of her marriage, not to mention a three-story fall, sends a woman back home to Charleston, S.C., to investigate her father's disappearance, in Crouch's sardonic second (Girls in Trucks, 2008). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WHITE GLOVE WAR by Katie Crouch
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 3, 2012

"Though lighter on the romance, this creepy, cliffhanging thrill ride will still delight Magnolia League fans and leave them desperate for the next episode. (Supernatural thriller. 12 & up)"
In the second installment of the Magnolia League series, the stakes are higher, the drama more palpable and the hoodoo even hairier. Read full book review >

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OLIVE MARSHMALLOW by Katie Saunders
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 3, 2015

"Well-done new sibling books are always welcome, and this one is as cozy as being swaddled. (Picture book.2-4)"
Another new-baby story joins the cribfull of titles told from the big-sibling angle. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OTTO THE BOOK BEAR by Katie Cleminson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 31, 2012

"Book creatures of all ages will love Otto and will enjoy wondering if any other of their books' characters have a secret life. A delight. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Otto usually lives as an illustration of a book, but when no one is looking, he comes to life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PARTY ANIMALS by Katie Davis
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Although bursting with color, but not much ingenuity, this is a useful aid for those teaching numbers and colors, and a charming work with a jolly tone that will keep small children engaged. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Here lies the key to making counting festive: tally the guests at a barnyard bash. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SCARED STIFF by Katie Davis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Zany perspectives, asides in balloons, images bleeding out of their frames, colors electric enough to make your teeth sing—but a story line with enough holes in it to drain spaghetti. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Davis's (Who Hoots?, not reviewed, etc.) story has a bad case of the fidgets, which won't go far in curing any youngster's willies, but if nothing else, maybe the ants it drops in the pants of its readers will take their mind off their groundless fears. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IVY AND THE LONELY RAINCLOUD by Katie Harnett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"Harnett's illustrations are colorful and charming, but because Ivy isn't an agent in her own recovery, this tale of the restorative power of friendship seems imperfectly resolved for young readers. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A rain cloud befriends a grumpy young florist by helping to reinvigorate her distressed plants. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOCKED DOORS by Blake Crouch
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 11, 2005

"Blunt but expertly paced and viscerally effective, with many surprises and genuine chills."
Popular suspense writer Andrew Thomas (Desert Places, 2004), still wrongly believed to be a serial killer, lives in hiding but can't escape fan(atic)s or a copycat killer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DESERT PLACES by Blake Crouch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 21, 2004

"Sordid and mindlessly sadistic. There may be an audience for stuff this nasty, but wary readers will pass. Sadly, a sequel's in the works."
Brotherly love hammered ad nauseam in an unsavory horror debut. Read full book review >