Search Results: "Katie Reus"


BOOK REVIEW

MATING INSTINCT by Katie Reus
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 5, 2013

"A sexy, well-crafted paranormal romance that succeeds with smart characters and creative worldbuilding."
Lupine shifter Jayce Kazan left Kat Saburova in order to protect her from a perilous, immortal existence, despite his passion for her. Now that she's been turned, can he forgive himself for not being there when she needed him most, while keeping her safe from the people determined to kill them all? 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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PRINCESS PRINCESS EVER AFTER by Katie O'Neill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"Combine a cuddly purple dragon, much sharing of cookies, abundant humor, and two distinct and appealing heroines, and you have a royal winner. (Graphic fantasy. 8-13)"
Someday your princess will come—and she'll be rocking a mohawk-mullet, wearing a jaunty tunic complete with epaulets and cravat, and riding a disdainful pink unicorn. 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 >

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VIVIAN APPLE NEEDS A MIRACLE by Katie Coyle
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A distinctive, complex, and thoughtful page-turner certain to leave readers clamoring for more. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Vivian Apple survived one Rapture in Vivian Apple at the End of the World (2015); now, can she survive a second?Read full book review >

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DARE YOU TO by Katie McGarry
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 28, 2013

"Everything—setting, characters, romance—about this novel works and works well. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
A hard-bitten street girl and a seemingly perfect baseball hero fall for each other. Read full book review >

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SOMEONE ELSE'S LIFE by Katie Dale
Released: Feb. 14, 2012

"Though in the end readers' patience might be tried by having the rug pulled out from underneath them one too many times, they'll be hard pressed to let Rosie out of their sight until the last page is turned. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
As 17-year-old Rosie Kenning watched helplessly as Huntington's disease consumed her mother, as the mood swings and the chorea ravaged body and soul, one question haunted her: "Will this happen to me?" Read full book review >

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I HATE TO GO TO BED! by Katie Davis
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"The parents' final sigh of relief is almost audible. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A humorous take on a child's typical reluctance to go to bed on time, from the author/illustrator of Who Hops? (1998). Read full book review >