Search Results: "Katie MacAlister"


BOOK REVIEW

TIME THIEF by Katie MacAlister
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 7, 2013

"Not erotic, not convincingly fantastic, not well-researched and not worth your time."
A paper-thin plot and unconvincing romance kick off what will no doubt be a best-selling paranormal series. Read full book review >

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THE PERILS OF PAULIE by Katie MacAlister
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"A sweet if occasionally silly adventure."
When a feisty but sheltered heiress and a stifled Englishman team up on an epic around-the-world race, it gets more than just their motors running. Read full book review >

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THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING ALICE by Katie MacAlister
ROMANCE
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"A meandering plot detracts from a quirky, enjoyable voice."
The itinerary looks promising, but the excursions are disappointing in MacAlister's (Time Thief, 2013, etc.) contemporary romance set on a cruise ship—the first book in the Ainslie Brothers series.Read full book review >

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THE MOSQUITO WAR by V.A. MacAlister
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"More complex and more assured than most first novels in the genre: a satisfying diversion from a promising newcomer."
Solidly entertaining biotech-thriller debut with enough romance and nuance to keep it out of the men's hardware ghetto. 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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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ARCHIE SNUFFLEKINS OLIVER VALENTINE CUPCAKE TIBERIUS CAT by Katie Harnett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"The focus on friendly camaraderie and community-building will be appreciated by many adults eager to share their values, and this quiet tale, with the children in their lives. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A stray cat finds a cozy home, brings comfort to a lonely woman, and enhances the sense of community among a group of neighbors. Read full book review >

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THE TEA DRAGON SOCIETY by Katie O'Neill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 31, 2017

"Undeniably whimsical and extremely cute. (Graphic fantasy. 7-11)"
In this tale based on the imaginative webcomic, a young blacksmith finds herself welcomed into a society that cares for tea-leaf-producing minidragons. Read full book review >

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99 DAYS by Katie Cotugno
ROMANCE
Released: April 21, 2015

"A fascinating story of adolescent love and betrayal. (Romance. 13 & up)"
A teenage girl spends the summer doing penance for her romances with two boys. The problem was—and still is—they're brothers. Read full book review >