Search Results: "Rachel Hawkins"


BOOK REVIEW

REBEL BELLE by Rachel Hawkins
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 8, 2014

"Plenty of merriment, even for Yankees. (Paranormal comedy. 12-16)"
This paranormal chick-lit comedy finds a queen-bee high school girl from Alabama gaining superpowers that require her to protect the boy she's disliked all her life. Read full book review >

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MISS MAYHEM by Rachel Hawkins
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 7, 2015

"It all seems quite ordinary supernatural stuff until it isn't. (Paranormal romance. 12-18)"
In this sequel to Rebel Belle (2014), the new romance between Harper and David is threatened by their supernatural abilities.Read full book review >

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DEMONGLASS by Rachel Hawkins
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 2011

"Brisk pacing, sparkling romantic chemistry and genuine heartache will satisfy fans and attract new readers to the series. (Fantasy. YA)"
Sophie Mercer is back, brandishing self-deprecating sarcastic wit while suffering from both a broken heart and a sizable chip on her shoulder after discovering that she is not a witch but an extremely powerful demon. Read full book review >

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JOURNEY'S END by Rachel Hawkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"A gently atmospheric ghost story with an intriguing setting and an appealing trio of protagonists. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
The Boundary, a legendary fog bank, hovers off the Scottish coast, drawing welcome tourists and unwelcome scientists to the picturesque village of Journey's End; but as three preteens discover, it's anything but benign. Read full book review >

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SCHOOL SPIRITS by Rachel Hawkins
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 14, 2013

"Here's hoping the Brannicks will be back—their story's marvelous fun. (Paranormal comedy/suspense. 12 & up)"
Izzy—short for Isolde—and her mother are the last in their centuries-old line of monster killers. Read full book review >

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HEX HALL by Rachel Hawkins
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: March 2, 2010

"In spite of some clichéd, Dan Brown-influenced business with the top-secret Prodigium hunters L'Occhio di Dio, the snappy one-liners, loyal friendships and burgeoning romance will delight fans of Rosemary Clement-Moore's Maggie Quinn series. (Fantasy. YA)"
Veronica Mars meets Percy Jackson and the Olympians in an appealing, if not groundbreaking, series opener. Read full book review >

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LADY RENEGADES by Rachel Hawkins
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 12, 2016

"Mythic adventure at the country club. (Paranormal suspense. 12-18)"
Adolescent Alabama belles have taken on the magical powers of ancient Greek heroes and mystics, with complicated results. Now they try to resolve it all in this third installment of the Rebel Belle series. Read full book review >

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RUBY & OLIVIA by Rachel Hawkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 24, 2017

"This lightly spooky story demonstrates the complexities of preteen girl relationships. (Mystery. 8-12)"
Working in a scary house helps two preteens both connect and find their own identities. Read full book review >

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SEEMINGLY SIMPLE
by Leila Roy

There were dolls in a glass-fronted cabinet, dolls perched on a burgundy velvet sofa, and, worst of all, one doll that was about the size of an actual kindergartener propped up in the corner, her arms outstretched, her painted red lips stretched in a wide smile.

I instinctively backed up, and bumped into Ruby.

“Sorry,” I murmured, going to ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE YEAR MONEY GREW ON TREES by Aaron Hawkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Surprising and absorbing. (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
Horticulture pays off for an enterprising teen. Read full book review >

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PAT THE CAT by Jacqui Hawkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 22, 2011

"This irresistible app gets everything right, proving that simplicity is sometimes best. (iPad storybook app. 2-7)"
Based on the picture book of the same name, this charming app is a flawless combination of music, sound effects, narration and interactive elements. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ADVENTURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"Still, Jack's jaunt will delight all Miss Muffets and Boy Blues. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Plotted out on a removable map tucked into a front pocket, young Jack Hubbard's search for treasure takes him past some familiar figures in this new outing from the creators of Fairytale News (2004). Read full book review >