Search Results: "Suzanne Lazear"


BOOK REVIEW

FRAGILE DESTINY by Suzanne Lazear
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 8, 2014

"Lazear's fans have a high tolerance for convoluted nomenclature; anyone else will have given up on this series long ago. (Fantasy. 14-18)"
Set in both Victorian-era Los Angeles and the Otherworld, Noli's adventures among the Fae continue. Read full book review >

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INNOCENT DARKNESS by Suzanne Lazear
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 8, 2012

"Here's hoping for more punk and less steam in the planned sequels. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)"
A good concept suffers from poor execution in this steampunk fairy tale. Read full book review >

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CHARMED VENGEANCE by Suzanne Lazear
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 8, 2013

"Yes, it could use some tightening up, but it's still plenty of fun. (Steampunk. 12 & up)"
This second book in the Aether Chronicles takes to the air with, fortunately, a far more even balance between steampunk and romance than the previous installment (Innocent Darkness, 2012). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1999

"Badly written, provincial, and sappy."
A journalist seeks to reenchant the prosaic world by uncovering the romantic element hidden in everyday life. Read full book review >

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FOX FORGETS by Suzanne Bloom
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Bear looks more than ever like a huggable bundle of shag in this gentle reminder that failures to communicate happen and are not of necessity punishable offenses. (Picture book. 3-5)"
In this typically spare outing, Bear worries when little Fox neglects to tell him that Goose's absence is only temporary. Happily, the three splendid friends are reunited at the end. Read full book review >

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MY BEAR GRIZ by Suzanne McGinness
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"A winner for read-alouds, whether in groups or one-on-one. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A bear of imposing presence provides safety and joy in this visually distinctive debut. Read full book review >

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ALONE TOGETHER by Suzanne Bloom
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"Short on words and long on expressive artwork—a charming addition to a winning series for little ones. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Big, white, cuddly Bear tries to have quiet time alone. Read full book review >

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ARTICHOKE’S HEART by Suzanne Supplee
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 1, 2008

"The answer here—which seems to be saying what matters is the heart while simultaneously saying what matters is the weight—is ambiguous on this point. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
The overt story line in this touching novel is obese-girl-loses-weight, though it's really a story about developing self-esteem, connecting with family and friends and finding love. Read full book review >

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A NEED SO BEAUTIFUL by Suzanne Young
FANTASY
Released: June 21, 2011

"Charlotte's bleak tale provides an imaginative twist on the timeless battle between dark and light and, of course, sets up a potential sequel. (Supernatural romance. 12 & up)"
Yet another angel in human form reluctantly faces her uncertain destiny in a gripping supernatural romance. Read full book review >

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EIGHT KEYS by Suzanne LaFleur
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 9, 2011

"This story of preteen angst contains many compelling, original moments that, unfortunately, do not combine for a realistic portrayal of blossoming maturity. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Elise must unlock her past to learn what she comes from before she can decide who she wants to be. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: April 1, 2009

"For readers who can accept the premise, this is a page-turner. (Historical fantasy. 13 & up)"
As a clever and independent young woman, Jane is skeptical of her mother's work as a renowned spirit medium but not willing to write it off completely; her fate hinges on her agnosticism. Read full book review >