Search Results: "Nancy Holder"


BOOK REVIEW

PRETTY LITTLE DEVILS by Nancy Holder
ADVENTURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"An interesting, scary mystery. (Fiction. YA)"
The perils of popularity may be too much for Hazel as she joins the eponymous clique of girls in the "in crowd" at her high school. Read full book review >

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SPIRITED by Nancy Holder
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Nov. 1, 2004

Holder's colonial "captured-by-Indians" romance is thoroughly dispiriting. Read full book review >

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THE RULES by Nancy Holder
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 23, 2015

"There aren't clues enough to make this a mystery, but thriller fans should enjoy it. (Thriller. 12-18)"
A superrich but neglected teen mourns his equally shy sister and decides to get revenge on the teens he blames for her death. Read full book review >

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CRUSADE by Nancy Holder
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Sept. 7, 2010

"Yes, it's derivative and violent, but the page-turning action, hordes of sexy vampires and sullen teens qualify this as an end-of-summer beach read for those so inclined. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)"
This hefty series opener and literary bottom feeder offers a dizzying blend of dystopian teen romance, fangs and fur, the craft, voodoo and assorted religions and political philosophies. Read full book review >

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OUTSIDERS by Nancy Holder
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 4, 2005

"Fresh-baked evil in sinful slices, some thick and hearty, others thin and wispy."
Plenty of reaffirmation for all the freaks and geeks sulking in the back of the classroom. Read full book review >

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UNLEASHED by Nancy Holder
FANTASY
Released: Nov. 22, 2011

"Enjoyable enough, but it doesn't stand out from the pack. (Paranormal romance. 12-17)"
After her mother's death Katelyn trades in Los Angeles for a backwoods Arkansas town where everything, all the way down to deaths, is wolf-themed. Read full book review >

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DAMNED by Nancy Holder
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Aug. 30, 2011

"Characters ostensibly serve some vaguely spiritual higher good, but as the body count mounts, the ecumenical blather proves to be a fig leaf covering a near-pornographic celebration of all the ways we kill. (Horror. 14 & up)"
This trilogy's second act (Crusade, 2010) delivers less romance and more violence, but neither plot nor characters develop much. Read full book review >

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DANCING UP THE LADDER by Loy Holder
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A mostly breezy read that sheds light on one woman's relatable struggle."
Debut author Holder offers a novel about an abused young mother's quest to survive. Read full book review >

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CARMINE THE CROW by Heidi Holder
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"An endearing old bird; a lovely book. (Picture book. 5-10)"
Holder revisits the enchanting world of Crows (1987) with a tale about an old crow who rescues a swan from a snare and is rewarded with a box of stardust that grants wishes. Read full book review >

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NANCY MACLEAN
by Jody Seaborn

It seems inevitable the phrase “vast right-wing conspiracy” will pop into your head while reading Duke University historian Nancy MacLean’s disquieting Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America. After all, the phrase made famous by Hillary Clinton in the 1990s popped into MacLean’s head a few times while she researched and wrote her ...


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BOOK REVIEW

HENRY AND THE VALENTINE SURPRISE by Nancy Carlson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2008

"Carlson's familiar characters provide a sweetly thought-provoking Valentine interlude for the early-elementary set. (Picture book. 5-8)"
When Henry and his classmates find a heart-shaped box on Mr. McCarthy's desk, Sydney wonders whether "Mr. McCarthy has a girlfriend." Read full book review >