Search Results: "Lana Cooper"


BOOK REVIEW

BAD TASTE IN MEN by Lana Cooper
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 18, 2013

"An entertaining romp through one mid-'90s teenager's world of heartbreak and hair dye, but the adventures don't add up to a memorable story."
It's one romantic rejection after another in this mid-1990s, suburban coming-of-age novel. Read full book review >

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FREAKLING by Lana Krumwiede
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"Ultimately unsatisfying. (Dystopian adventure. 10-14)"
The power of psi, or the ability to control objects with thought, is kept in check by one's conscience. So, when 12-year-old Taemon's brother Yens, a boy with far more drive than self-control, is named True Son—a prophesied Messiah-like figure—Taemon is forced to decide how far he is willing to go to protect those he loves. Read full book review >

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TRUE SON by Lana Krumwiede
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 28, 2015

"It would behoove those new to the series to begin with the first book, but those anticipating the conclusion of the trilogy will not be disappointed by the ever-so-slightly-tidy ending. (Dystopian adventure. 10-14)"
The third and final installment in the dystopian Psi Chronicles. Read full book review >

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THE HEART OF A THIRSTY WOMAN by Lana Witt
Released: June 1, 1999

"Despite all the traveling, the story doesn't go far."
A southern-style Beat goes on the road to find her sister, a life better than the one she's got in down-home Kentucky, and'she hopes—Carlos Castaneda's Don Juan. Read full book review >

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JUST ITZY by Lana Krumwiede
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"Spidery good fun with a can-do message. (Picture book. 4-7)"
This book that combines nursery rhymes and folk songs about spiders with a first-day-of-school story about not giving up offers a little something for everyone. Read full book review >

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Arrivals and Departures from Normal by Lana Jean Rose
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 22, 2015

"An evocative novel that details the gradual evolution of an artist and a woman."
Rose tracks the development of a confused, creative girl in this debut bildungsroman. Read full book review >

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ACOMA by Lana M. Harrigan
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Generally unoriginal, though a splendid sense of character and language keeps the story moving—until a romantic formula rises at end to conquer and squelch an otherwise satisfying debut."
A first novel, set in the early 16th century during the Spanish conquest of present-day New Mexico, details the adventures of one Mar°a AngÇlica as she both observes and takes part in the founding of Santa Fe. Read full book review >

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WICKED LIKE A WILDFIRE by Lana Popovic
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"Those looking for fantasy with diversity may find themselves bewitched. (Fantasy. 14-adult)"
Reminiscent of Practical Magic, this sensory-rich debut and series opener highlights the mysteries of life, death, and love for modern twin witches. Read full book review >

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Relaxing Doodles by Lana Sajaja
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"Visually engaging images for the coloring hobbyist.
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Adults seeking an engaging but low-key artistic outlet will find it in this winsome debut coloring book. Read full book review >

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The Great Prince of the South by Lana Prada
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 18, 2016

"A complex civil war saga that may appeal to Egyptian history buffs."
A troublesome prince rises to unite a kingdom in this debut historical novel. Read full book review >

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WILLOW'S SMILE by Lana Button
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2016

"Not much to smile about. (Picture book. 3-5)"
With Picture Day looming, a girl worries because she can't smile at will. Read full book review >

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JUNETEENTH FOR MAZIE by Floyd Cooper
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2015

"A quiet and informative picture of belated emancipation. (afterword) (Picture book. 4-9)"
A father shares an important holiday with his daughter. Read full book review >