Search Results: "Kimberly Sabatini"


BOOK REVIEW

TOUCHING THE SURFACE by Kimberly Sabatini
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 30, 2012

"Like the wayward souls in the book, some of the plotlines seem to unfortunately get lost in the fray. (Paranormal romance. 13 & up)"
This ambitious take on the afterlife doesn't quite deliver. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SCARAMOUCHE by Rafael Sabatini
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 15, 2001

"All in all, this 'sheer knight-errantcy' is a marvelous entertainment."
The Italian-born Sabatini (1875-1950), who first published this swashbuckler in 1921, always received more popular acclaim than critical praise, and it's easy to see why. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BOY NEXT DOOR by Irene Sabatini
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 8, 2009

"Sabatini is an effective miniaturist but fumbles the big picture."
An interracial relationship plays out against Zimbabwe's slow disintegration in this elliptical first novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

PROSPECT HILL by Kimberly Seigh
Released: Sept. 18, 2007

"A local treasure for young and old."
A short and sweet coming-of-age historical novel from first-time author Seigh about life in Johnstown, Pa., in the early 20th century-a tumultuous time in America-from a young girl's point of view. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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 >