Search Results: "Sophie McKenzie"


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IN A SPLIT SECOND by Sophie McKenzie
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 10, 2015

"Lucky U.K. readers get cliffhangers and toothsome prose, but at least Americans still get the thrills of the shooting practice and bombing plots. (Thriller. 13-15)"
In a very near future, two teenagers in a scarcely functional London are caught up in terrorist plots. Read full book review >

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CLOSE MY EYES by Sophie McKenzie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 9, 2013

"McKenzie's maiden thriller is a hit, even if it becomes a bit crowded in the process."
British children's author McKenzie's first adult novel is a psychological thriller centered around a woman whose life has been on hold ever since her baby died eight year earlier. Read full book review >

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EVERY SECOND COUNTS by Sophie McKenzie
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 1, 2016

"This breathless political thriller isn't always coherent, but it keeps the adrenaline pumping. (Thriller. 13-15)"
Two teens framed as terrorists need to save England from a terrorist attack and political takeover. Read full book review >

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YOU CAN TRUST ME by Sophie McKenzie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 2015

"McKenzie ups her game in this one."
Children's-book author McKenzie follows her first adult novel (Close My Eyes, 2013) with another intense thriller.Read full book review >

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I WANNA BE A GREAT BIG DINOSAUR by Heath McKenzie
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 17, 2016

"Something like a gender-switched companion to the author's My Rules for Being a Pretty Princess (2015), but with more give and take between the roles. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A little boy finds out what dinosaurs do…and vice versa. Read full book review >

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SMOKE by Catherine McKenzie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 20, 2015

"A solid if uninspired drama with a bit of criminal intrigue thrown in."
As a wildfire threatens a Colorado town, two old friends confront their own dangerous home fires—one is on the brink of divorce, the other suspects her teenage son of arson. Read full book review >

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MY RULES FOR BEING A PRETTY PRINCESS by Heath McKenzie
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 5, 2015

"Funny and pointed; a fast, enjoyable read for both the youngest, would-be princesses and their male counterparts. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A little girl learns from a "real" pretty princess about rigid, downright icky, expectations for those who would be pretty princesses. Read full book review >

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HIDDEN by Catherine McKenzie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2014

"Readable and forgettable."
An accidental death leads to secrets revealed and second thoughts expressed in McKenzie's latest (Forgotten, 2012, etc.). Read full book review >

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STOP THAT GIRL by Elizabeth McKenzie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 22, 2005

"A fine first book, alive with energy, wit, and real promise."
A debut novel-in-stories deftly captures one woman's life—from childhood through troubled young adult years that include motherhood and a failed marriage. Read full book review >

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BURN WHAT WILL BURN by CB McKenzie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 21, 2016

"Thematically very different than McKenzie's outstanding first novel (Bad Country, 2014). But the prose is just as pure and the story just as riveting."
A reclusive poet learns to survive in an Arkansas town rife with secrets. Read full book review >

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SPIN by Catherine McKenzie
Released: Feb. 7, 2012

"Burdened by its length, downbeat scenario of deceit and addiction and feel of existing in a vacuum, this chick-lit tale fails to achieve lift off."
Sent to rehab incognito to get the scoop on a celebrity in distress, flaky Kate starts to clean up her own act, in a snappily phrased but mechanically composed entertainment. Read full book review >