Search Results: "Stacey Lender"


BOOK REVIEW

CITY MOUSE by Stacey Lender
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2017

"A bracingly tart portrait of suburban hell."
Sharing a bedroom with two young daughters is bound to damage a marriage. So a move from a cramped apartment to the suburbs sounds like a dream come true for Manhattanites Jess and Aaron. Read full book review >

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FIND SPOT! by Stacey Previn
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 17, 2014

"The concepts have gone slightly askew, but the book can spark discussion, which just might be the only educational bent needed. (Picture book. 2-5)"
In a style reminiscent of Laura Vaccaro Seeger, Previn uses die cuts and simple phrasing to explore many different kinds of spots. Read full book review >

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ABERDEEN by Stacey Previn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"A full day in the vast outdoors—sumptuous, breezy, unintentional, and the tiniest bit thoughtless, at least according to mom. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A mouse follows a red balloon far afield. Read full book review >

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THE RULES by Stacey Kade
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 23, 2013

"The traditional cliffhanger ending leaves readers hungry for the next course. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
A likable science-fiction romance features strong co-protagonists who know where they come from, but not who they are. Read full book review >

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QUEEN OF THE DEAD by Stacey Kade
FICTION
Released: June 7, 2011

"Ghost and the Goth lovers. (Paranormal. 12 & up)"
Former cheerleader, fashionista and "mean girl supreme" and current spirit guide Alona Dare and social recluse and ghost-talker Will Killian trade their flirtatious banter for a more serious dilemma in this sequel to The Ghost and the Goth (2010). Read full book review >

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JULIET IMMORTAL by Stacey Jay
FANTASY
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"An uneven combination of Shakespeare and the supernatural. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Shakespeare's famous teenage lovers are re-imagined as immortal enemies in this convoluted and occasionally gruesome update of Romeo and Juliet. Read full book review >

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MY SO-CALLED DEATH by Stacey Jay
FANTASY
Released: March 1, 2010

"However, pieces of this story may feel too derivative for some readers—such as the schism at the school between natural and 'deprogrammed' zombies, which closely parallels the Muggle-born versus wizard-born dichotomy of Harry Potter. (Supernatural comedy. 12 & up)"
Peppered with gross-out humor, the camp flows freely in this latest zombie comedy from Jay. Read full book review >

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THE GHOST & THE GOTH by Stacey Kade
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: July 6, 2010

"Kade makes this unlikely scenario feel real. (Paranormal romance. YA)"
"God, buses are so ugly when you see them that close up," observes snobby cheerleader Alona Dare just before a school bus runs her over outside of gym class. Read full book review >

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DIVE by Stacey Donovan
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Donovan's debut novel is simultaneously clipped and overwrought, but adolescents will sympathize with her well- drawn character and her trial. (Fiction. 12+)"
In the cruel month of April, Virginia Dunn's life disintegrates—not slowly, but all at once. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 2, 2011

"Clever and practical blend of research, history and anecdote."
A candid unearthing of veiled and inviolable topics related to relationships and marriage. Read full book review >

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NO HOLDS BARRED by Lyndon Stacey
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2012

"Dog lovers will cheer this fast-paced tale that shows the worst and the best of man and beast."
Two ex-cops—one human, one canine—investigate a dog-fighting ring in rural Wiltshire. Read full book review >

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TEA by Stacey D’Erasmo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 14, 2000

"An intermittently moving debut that tries too hard to be literary. Nonetheless, D'Erasmo is a writer to watch."
An evocative yet somewhat contrived first novel about a young suburban woman dealing with her mother's suicide and her own lesbianism. Read full book review >