Search Results: "Kirsten Imani Kasai"


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TATTOO by Kirsten Imani Kasai
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 26, 2011

"A parable of our times? Perhaps. What's missing is a sense that anyone, including the author, knows where all this is headed."
Sequel to Kasai's Ice Song (2009), mystical science fiction set in a world dominated by rapacious, amoral Tirai Industries, where many humans—the somatics—have an admixture of animal genes. Read full book review >

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ICE SONG by Kirsten Imani Kasai
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 19, 2009

"A debut notable for its vivid intensity, sexy passages, schizophrenic gender switches and jarring contrast between the science fiction, which works, and the fantasy, which doesn't."
Science fiction/fantasy hybrid, set in a world of technology and magic where many humans have an admixture of animal genes. Read full book review >

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IMANI ALL MINE by Connie Porter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 27, 1999

"An unsparing, remarkably unsentimental tale of a typically unsung heroine. (Author tour)"
African-American Porter (All-Bright Court, 1991) has again created a protagonist with her own voice and an affirming take on life in Buffalo's inner city—where guns kill the innocent and where teenagers too often end up having babies. Read full book review >

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WANDERLOVE by Kirsten Hubbard
Released: March 13, 2012

"A thoughtful and meandering travel narrative, this will find an audience among readers willing to take the time to get to know characters whose motives they might not always understand. (Fiction. 13 & up)"
A tale of self-discovery slowly unfolds in this novel about a talented artist who falls for her travel companion as she backpacks in Central America. Read full book review >

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THE PERFECTLY PROPER PARANORMAL MUSEUM by Kirsten Weiss
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 8, 2016

"A clever combination of characters you care about despite the silliness and absurd situations that hook you even though Weiss (The Hermetic Detective, 2015, etc.) clearly doesn't take them very seriously."
The Paranormal Museum gets uncomfortably close to its avowed mission when it becomes the scene of a murder. Read full book review >

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SLEIGHT by Kirsten Kaschock
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"Powerfully original verging on the obfuscatory, this is a novel with no middle ground: Readers will either love or hate it."
Siblings, mysterious billboard messages, maimed children and a bizarre art form coalesce, up to a point, in an unusual, dreamlike tale. Read full book review >

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FRENCH TRYSTS by Kirsten Lobe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2007

"Plenty of red-hot sex, but the book lacks the punch of Lobe's debut."
Lobe's second novel (Paris Hangover, 2006) offers a steamy peek inside the life of a modern day courtesan. Read full book review >

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TRINKETS by Kirsten Smith
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 12, 2013

"Although the storyline is predictable from the start, a few slight twists, realistic encounters, romances all around and a just-right ending will make this a hit with fans of Sarah Dessen, Deb Caletti, Elizabeth Scott and other venerable chick-lit authors. (Chick lit. 14 & up)"
Collecting stolen loot leads to collecting friends. Read full book review >

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HOW TO LEAD A LIFE OF CRIME by Kirsten Miller
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 21, 2013

"An enigmatic page turner full of intrigue. (Adventure. 14 & up)"
A teen pickpocket attends a school for the criminally minded. Read full book review >

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THE DARKNESS DWELLERS by Kirsten Miller
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 22, 2013

"Here's hoping that this latest volume attracts droves of new devotees for some of the coolest girls in fiction. (Adventure. 12-16)"
Kiki Strike and the Irregulars are finally back, in their third (and seemingly final) adventure. Read full book review >

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THE ETERNAL ONES by Kirsten Miller
FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"But Miller is adept at humorous description (Haven's grandmother has 'the pinched nose and the perfect posture of a meerkat'), and her keen eye for detail and Haven's bold maneuvers keep the tale humming along. (Paranormal romance. 12 & up)"
Haven Moore can't wait to graduate and escape her small Tennessee hometown—and her repressive grandmother. Read full book review >

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THE EMPRESS’S TOMB by Kirsten Miller
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"These characters are sassy, spirited and smart, and their adventures will appeal to young readers cut from the same mold. (Fiction. 11-14)"
The return of Kiki Strike and the Irregulars has the girls tackling an intricate series of seemingly unconnected mysteries that would baffle average teens. Read full book review >