Search Results: "Kimberly Pauley"


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ASK ME by Kimberly Pauley
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 8, 2014

"A well-written character study and thriller all in one. (Paranormal suspense. 12-16)"
A girl's unwanted oracular powers mean she can't make friends or even go out in public, as she cannot stop herself from answering any question she hears. Read full book review >

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CAT GIRL'S DAY OFF by Kimberly Pauley
Released: April 1, 2012

"A worthwhile adventure and an easy sell for feline fanciers who already know what their pets are saying. (author's note) (Fantasy. 11 & up)"
Natalie Ng, gifted with the Talent of being able to communicate with cats, embarks on an impetuous adventure as a movie riffing off film classic Ferris Bueller's Day Off is filmed at her Chicago-area high 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 >

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YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Still, vampire stories always have readers, and this is pure wish fulfillment—a vampire romance with no biting. (Fantasy. 12-16)"
Another toothless vampire novel. 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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EXPOSED by Kimberly Marcus
FICTION
Released: Feb. 22, 2011

"Well-honed. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
In accessibly poetic free verse, a Cape Cod teen haltingly relates how her brother's violent act changes things. Read full book review >

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COME LOOK WITH ME by Kimberly Lane
HISTORY
Released: July 1, 2008

"A particularly strong choice for school and public libraries seeking to expand their art sections. (Informational picture book. 7 & up)"
Lane rounds out this impressive series of a dozen interactive introductions to the fine arts with a wonderfully inclusive and engaging survey of the arts of Asia. Read full book review >

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"An enjoyable look at the connection between people and their dogs."
If you want change, sometimes you must abandon your instincts, as Davis shows in her spirited, lighthearted foray into agility training with her dog, Willow. Read full book review >

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THE MAID by Kimberly  Cutter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 20, 2011

"Despite the Grand Guignol moments, a thoughtful retelling."
Cutter's first novel traces the improbable history of Joan of Arc in lurid detail. Read full book review >

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THE LAST BREATH by Kimberly Belle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"Thriller fans will find so much space devoted to Gia and Jake's sexual acrobatics that little time is left for the plot to develop."
A small Tennessee mountain town is awash in sex and scandal in Belle's first novel. Read full book review >

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OUT OF THE SHADOWS by Kimberly Carlson
Released: April 17, 2012

"With so many minor questions left unanswered, Carlson's captivating novel proves to be more about the journey than the destination."
Tragedy turns into triumph in Carlson's debut novel about a young woman who regains her self-confidence after multiple losses and years of dejection. Read full book review >

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A Lullaby of Flies by Kimberly Presa
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 15, 2016

"A funny, affecting, but ultimately overlong remembrance of struggle and growth."
In this debut memoir, Presa reflects on a life that included bulimia, homelessness, military service, motherhood, and complicated love. Read full book review >