Karen B. - Reviews

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Carpe Demon: Adventures of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom (Bk 1)
Carpe Demon: Adventures of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom (Bk 1)
Author: Julie Kenner
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 11/12/2006
Helpful Score: 3


An OK book, some clever lines, and the teenaged daughter rings true, but overall not as well done as other light fantasy books I've read (like MJ Davidson).


Cry Wolf (Alpha and Omega, Bk 1)
Cry Wolf (Alpha and Omega, Bk 1)
Author: Patricia Briggs
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 9/10/2008
Helpful Score: 3


This is not a Mercy Thompson-series book, but apparently the start of a new series. It just doesn't measure up. The main character is weak to the point you wanted to slap her and say "Snap out of it already!", the male is stoic to the point of absurdity and the existence and purpose of an "Omega" is never fully explained. Come back, Mercy!!


Drop Dead, Gorgeous! (Gorgeous, Bk 2)
Drop Dead, Gorgeous! (Gorgeous, Bk 2)
Author: MaryJanice Davidson
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 2/15/2007


I've enjoyed all of Davidson's previous books, but have to say this one is just a retread -


Green Streak: A Zeke Armstrong Mystery (Zeke Armstrong)
Review Date: 2/19/2006


Nice YA story, quasi-mystery. Very wholesome, for 12-14-yr-old boys.


Half Moon Investigations
Half Moon Investigations
Author: Eoin Colfer
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 12/14/2006


Interesting new series by the author of "Artemis Fowl". I kinda doubt that real-life 10 and 12 year old kids are as sophisticated in their language and thinking as these kids are, but it's still an amusing story with a solid lesson about judging others...


High Heels are Murder (Josie Marcus, Mystery Shopper, Bk 2)
High Heels are Murder (Josie Marcus, Mystery Shopper, Bk 2)
Author: Elaine Viets
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 12/27/2006
Helpful Score: 1


New series. I like the other series by this author, but just couldn't care about this one... Who makes a living out of mystery shopping???


Holes
Holes
Author: Louis Sachar
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 12/16/2005
Helpful Score: 3


Good movie, even better book. For young teens.


Officer Down
Officer Down
Author: Theresa Schwegel
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 11/10/2006


Not my cup of tea, but maybe someone else will enjoy it...


On the Slam (Bridge Club, Bk 1)
On the Slam (Bridge Club, Bk 1)
Author: Honor Hartman
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 6/12/2007
Helpful Score: 5


Tries to make bridge interesting. Doesn't.


Second Chances: Inspiring Stories of Dog Adoption (Petfinder.com)
Second Chances: Inspiring Stories of Dog Adoption (Petfinder.com)
Author: Joan Banks
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 11/3/2006
Helpful Score: 3


Heart-warming true stories of dogs given another chance through the Petfinder website. Makes you want to go out and adopt a dog!


Singing The Sadness: A Joe Sixsmith Mystery
Singing The Sadness: A Joe Sixsmith Mystery
Author: Reginald Hill
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 2.8/5 Stars.
 4
Review Date: 12/14/2005


This is a great book! If you haven't yet discovered Joe Sixsmith, do yourself a favor....a well written English mystery with a likeable protagonist. I believe there are two others in this series, and this is the 3rd.


Sit, Stay, Slay  (Kendra Ballantyne, Bk 1)
Sit, Stay, Slay (Kendra Ballantyne, Bk 1)
Author: Linda O. Johnston
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 1/2/2006


Light, enjoyable read.


Sleeping With the Fishes (Fred the Mermaid, Bk 1)
Sleeping With the Fishes (Fred the Mermaid, Bk 1)
Author: MaryJanice Davidson
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 2/15/2007


Cute - a mermaid with attitude.


Small Steps
Small Steps
Author: Louis Sachar
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 12/14/2006
Helpful Score: 3


Nowhere near as good as "Holes"!!


Suspect  (Joseph O'Loughlin, Bk 1)
Suspect (Joseph O'Loughlin, Bk 1)
Author: Michael Robotham
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 10/21/2006


Well written, fast paced mystery. Author has followup book, LOST, with same characters.


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