Search Results: "Kimberly Derting"


BOOK REVIEW

THE BODY FINDER by Kimberly Derting
Released: March 1, 2010

"Weak characterizations bring down this promising murder mystery. (Mystery. 14 & up)"
Violet doesn't see dead people, but she does hear, smell and taste them. Read full book review >

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THE OFFERING by Kimberly Derting
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"Entertaining, but not up to Derting's usual standards. (Paranormal suspense. 12 & up)"
In the conclusion of the Pledge trilogy, Charlaina, usually called Charlie, has become queen of Ludania, but she can't escape the essence of the evil Sabara, which still lurks within her. Read full book review >

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THE LAST ECHO by Kimberly Derting
Released: April 17, 2012

"With another sequel set up, this intriguing series continues to provide great entertainment for suspense fans. (Paranormal suspense. 12 & up)"
Seventeen-year-old Violet returns in the third installment of the Body Finder series, this time working for a secret agency that specializes in using paranormal powers to fight crime. Read full book review >

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THE PLEDGE by Kimberly Derting
FANTASY
Released: Nov. 15, 2011

"More great suspense from a prolific new writer with a vibrant imagination. (Dystopian fantasy. 12 & up)"
A girl reluctantly faces her destiny in this gripping dystopian fantasy. Read full book review >

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THE TAKING by Kimberly Derting
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 29, 2014

"A solid mix of domestic drama and sci-fi absurdity, this series opener provides a promising start that intrigues as well as it entertains. (Science fiction. 14-18)"
Derting (The Offering, 2013, etc.) kicks off a new series about a teen softball star who disappears one night after the big game and returns five years later with no memory of where she's been. Read full book review >

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DESIRES OF THE DEAD by Kimberly Derting
FICTION
Released: March 15, 2011

"Imaginative, convincing and successful suspense. (Paranormal thriller. 12 & up)"
In this absorbing suspense tale, 16-year-old Violet has a special ability: Dead bodies call out to her, demanding that she find them. Read full book review >

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THE REPLACED by Kimberly Derting
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 28, 2015

"The book suffers somewhat from middle-book syndrome, but it is still solid enough to keep fans reading. (Science fiction. 14-18)"
The second entry in the Taking trilogy finds Kyra mixing it up with a group of fellow Returned and searching for her lost love. Read full book review >

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THE ESSENCE by Kimberly Derting
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"Disappointing. (Dystopian fantasy. 12 & up)"
This sequel to the successful dystopian fantasy The Pledge (2011) emphasizes fantasy over dystopia. Read full book review >

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LEARNING TO READ IS A BALL by Kimberly Scanlon
written and illustrated by Kimberly Scanlon
Released: April 15, 2015

"An amusing, educational book for kids and a helpful resource for parents."
This illustrated, rhyming book for beginning readers helps preschoolers develop language skills. Read full book review >

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Released: April 5, 2012

"Lucy and CeCee's target audience may consist solely of tweens, but this is a book that can educate readers of any age."
Two BFFs compile a manual for youngsters who must endure the ordeal that is middle school. Read full book review >

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FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: May 1, 2010

"For a fresher, unique vampire comedy, teens might try Catherine Jinks's The Reformed Vampire Support Group (2009), but the light romance on offer here will undoubtedly have its fans. (Supernatural comedy. 12 & up)"
A light mystery, plenty of teenspeak and lists delineating the frustrations of protagonist 17-year-old Mina are on offer in this supernatural comedy that features some bright points but is mostly forgettable. Read full book review >