Amy Lignor

Reviewer Amy Lignor: Amy is the author of a historical fiction novel entitled The Heart of a Legend, and Mind Made, a work of science fiction. Presently, she is writing an adventure series set in the New York Public Library, as well as a teen fiction series, The Angel Chronicles.  She is an avid traveler and has been fortunate to have journeyed across the USA, where she has met the most amazing people, who truly bring life and soul to her books.  She lives in the Land of Enchantment (for now) with her gorgeous daughter, Shelby, her wonderful Mom, Mary, and the greatest friend and critic in the entire world - her dog, Reuben

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Author:  Terri DuLong

ISBN:  978-0-7582-3205-2

This is a review of one of the best new authors on the scene for a book that is coming out in the Fall

Author:  Louisa Edwards

ISBN:  978-0-312-35647-7

Author: James Ellroy

ISBN:  978-0-3075-9350-4

From the fantastic writer who brought us unforgettable books like L.A. Confidential, and The Black Dahlia, comes this extraordinary in-depth work about his own life.  As always, Mr. Ellroy is extremely explicit, writing every word of this memoir with an in-your-face passion, elegance, and anger that will literally stop readers in their tracks

Author: Sabrina Jeffries

ISBN:  978-1-4391-6754-0

The adventure is great; the romance blossoming is lovely; and, the historical facts regarding the brewery industry were extremely interesting

Author: Jennifer Crusie
ISBN:  978-0-312-30378-5
There is no way else to begin this review except to say that every reader out there will find this novel so enjoyable to read, that it will be quite impossible to put it down

Author: Susanna Daniel

The story is in a beautiful setting, and the author has a way of making the scenery come to life.  In fact, the descriptions at times are so breathtaking that you feel like you’re reading poetry from the “masters.”  This is a welcome debut from an author who, if she keeps writing like this, will be around for a long, long time to come

Author: Judy Reene Singer

ISBN:  978-0-06171-377-4

This book is a “gift.”

Author:  Douglas Rees

ISBN:  978-0-385-73725-8

Yes…here is yet another book to satisfy the appetites of people who love all things “vampire.”  In the first novel from this series, Vampire High, we were introduced to a highly “snooty and uptight” group of people who are extremely tall, very strong, and, of course, have retractable fangs 

Author:  Cyn Balog

ISBN:  978-0-385-73848-4

This is a fantastic new book coming from the author who brought young adults, Fairy Tale.  Not only is this new story even more imaginative, but the characters will most definitely become “heartthrobs” for all teenage girls. 

Author:  Sofia Quintero
ISBN:  978-0-375-84706-6

I personally believe all young adults from all backgrounds, countries, and financial “cliques” should go to their local bookstore and pick up a copy of this fantastic debut novel, that teaches us exactly how really difficult are the choices we have to make in life.


Author: Christina Diaz Gonzalez

ISBN:  978-0-375-86190-1

Books like this are the ones that make you really appreciate the fact that you’re an American.  Even though people like to complain about how many things are wrong in this country, we do still have freedom…we do still have the power and the opportunity to make our children’s lives better than our own

Author:  W. Bruce Cameron

ISBN:  978-0-7653-2626-3

The author who brought us 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter (which was turned into a hit television series), has unleashed what, I would say, is one of the best books of 2010 with A Dog’s Purpose.  No…I’m not exaggerating even a little bit.  This is one of the most heartwarming, touching, lovely, exciting stories that I’ve ever had the privilege to read.

Authors: Fern Michaels; Cathy Lamb; Mary Carter; and, Terri DuLong

ISBN:  978-1-4201-0835-4

Yes…it was July 4th weekend, but I was unbelievably lucky when I went to mailbox on Friday, because I got to spend July 4th having Christmas with four of the best female writers that have ever graced the shelves with their imaginative, fun, and romantic works.  Being released in October of this year, Holiday Magic is a book consisting of four fantastic stories (I have to say, I wish there were more) that range from heartwarming to hysterical; comforting to romantic

Author: Barnabas Miller and Jordan Orlando

ISBN:  978-0-385-73673-2

As a huge fan of science fiction, fantasy, and young adult novels (not to mention a fan of authors like Dean Koontz and Stephen King), I still found this story to be highly disturbing; and, not in a good, fun, or even spine-tingling way

Author:  Stephen Messer

ISBN:  978-0-375-86195-6

Every paragraph of this story is absolutely beautifully written.  The windswept world that Oliver lives in is almost like another Neverland, where families are drawn together, adventure is around every secret passageway, and the sky is filled with the colorful silks and bright "tails" of kites blowing in the wind.  This is top-notch middle-grade fiction!  Enjoy it!

Author: Laurence Gonzales

ISBN:  978-0-307-27260-7

 Lucy is a fourteen year-old girl who is, as my grandmother would say, smart as a whip.  Apparently, she's part human and part...ape

Author:  Aimee Bender

ISBN:  978-0-385-50112-5

The writing is truly superb.  The author pulls you in to the story and you find yourself thinking back on the choices that you’ve made throughout your life. 


Author:  Eoin McNamee
ISBN:  978-0-385-73731-9

This book is a fantastic piece of YA fiction, and the upside is that it’s the first book in a series, so readers will be able to be charmed even further by Danny and his friends

Author:  Paulina Simons
ISBN-10: 0007118899
ISBN-13: 978-0007118892

Every chapter of this book is a surprise, and the romance is still one of the most beautiful I’ve ever read

Author:  Tess Gerritsen

ISBN:  978-0-345-51548-3

The plot of this story is fantastic!

Author:  Karin Slaughter
ISBN:  978-0-385-34197-4

Not only has Ms. Slaughter written another wonderful tale of crime, she’s also brought back characters her fans love and admire

 Author: Barry Nelson & Tom Schecker
ISBN:  978-1-4022-3744-7

As all of you have recognized by now, I’m completely (sometimes, brutally) honest with my reviews.  I also try to be as elegant with my writing as possible.  With this book, my honesty will stay intact.  However, my “class” may go right out the window.  Why?  Because…every page of this book was so funny I nearly WET MY PANTS!

  • Author: Lurlene McDaniel
  • ISBN:  978-0-385-73460-8

This is a fantastic, heart-wrenching story that will strengthen your faith and belief, at a time when the world seems to be losing all hope.  Bravo!

Author:  Cath Crowley
ISBN:  978-0-375-86096-6

The author does a beautiful job of explaining different cultures, and the old adage that "the grass is always greener."

Author: Ted Michael
ISBN:  978-0-385-73580-3

I would say that this book is horrible because the characters show absolutely no emotion, heart, loyalty, or conscious of any kind.  But THAT’S what makes a great writer! 

Author:  C.K. Kelly Martin

ISBN:  978-0-375-84588-8

This is a well-written YA that really does a great job of showing the difference between true love and sudden lust.  Not only are the relationships a good thing to study, but Mason’s relationships with his new family are also explored in a way that’s both funny and sweet.  This is truly an excellent read!

Author: Phillip Margolin
ISBN:  978-0-06-192651-8

Every red herring imaginable makes it almost impossible for the reader to put this book down

Author: Davis Aujourd’hui
ISBN: 978-1-4327-4500-4

Guys and gals – if you want to laugh out loud, and learn something at the same time, this is the book for you

Author: Alison Arngrim
ISBN:  978-0-06-196214-1

Let me begin by saying that this was a fantastic reminder of my father.  Yes, my father…God rest his soul.  My sister and I so loved Little House, but every time the theme song came on my father would grunt and roll his eyes at us.  In fact, he did that with Charlie’s Angels, too.  (Good thing he loved us J)

Author:  Melissa Senate
ISBN:  978-0-385-73303-8

This is a fantastic story for any teenager who wants to fit in (let’s just say, every single one of us, because we’ve all been teased about something over our high-school lifetimes)

Author: Alexander & Joseph Lagos
(Illustrated by Steve Walker and Oren Kramek)
ISBN:  978-0-375-85670-9

This is a fantastic middle-grade graphic novel that immediately grabs hold of the reader and doesn’t let go.  This extremely fast-paced, and eloquently-told tale was written by two brothers and illustrated by a Marvel comic veteran named Steve Walker, and Oren Kramek

Author: Alyssa B. Sheinmel
ISBN:  978-0-375-86182-6

Although the subject matter of this story is well thought out and offers YA's help and support when dealing with the loss of someone they love, the tale is very slow-moving and stagnant in many areas

Author: Marthe Jocelyn
ISBN:  978-0-385-73846-0

This novel of romance and difficult choices is set in the magical world of Victorian London

Author: Tom Leveen
ISBN:  978-0-375-86436-0

What transpires over these pages is a true work of art.  The author explores the depth of every character and shows us all that no matter what we think, or where we come from, we can all be a team if we would only take the time to sit down and find out more about each other as human beings

Author: Louis Sachar
ISBN:  978-0-385-73662-6

Even if you’re not a fan of bridge, that really doesn’t matter with this lovely story.  In the end, it’s a simple, engaging plot to show all the wonderful things the younger generation can learn from the one that’s come before.  Enjoy!


Author: Christopher Heard
ISBN:-10: 1926745027
ISBN:-13: 978-1926745022
Publisher: Transit Publishing

Great work Mr. Heard!  You made me a Spears fan.  Not the singing, perhaps, but definitely an admirer of her determination and sheer will

Author: Gwyn Cready
ISBN:  978-1-4391-0724-9

Right off the bat the reader is engaged in a time-travel adventure of monumental proportions

Author: Sandra Dallas
ISBN:  978-0-312-60015-0

This wonderful work of historical fiction not only offers the requisite details of a harrowing event, but the author also fills the pages with heart, and individual quests for peace, friendship, and life

Author: Janni Lee Simner
ISBN:  978-0-375-86670-8

This is a wonderfully engrossing, action-filled young adult novel based on an Icelandic tale of sorcery

Author: Susan Hughes
ISBN:  978-1-55453-307-7

If you like dramatic stories with an insanity “bent,” than you will definitely feel differently

Author: Amy Dickinson
ISBN:  978-1-4013-1012-7

In reading this wonderfully written memoir, I felt like I’d found my “soul-sister.”  Not only do we share the same name, but we believe that our family is literally the backbone of who we are, and draw our strength and courage from the people who love us the most.

Author: Jame Richards
ISBN:  978-0-375-85885-7

 There are times when all you want is to be able to do justice to a truly extraordinary book with your review.  This is one of those times.


Author: Sarah Mlynowski
ISBN:  978-0-385-73588-9

Teens and adults will both relate to this fun, light-hearted book that shows the struggle to balance your high school years in order to attain a wonderful future

Author:  Lauren Henderson
ISBN:  978-0-385-73777-7

This is the third book in the YA series starring "Scarlett Wakefield," and it's just as good, if not better, than books I and II

Author: DiAnn Mills
ISBN:  978-1-4143-2051-9

This is a good story, but it also looks into the raw emotions that come from politics and policies.  The issues of border guards, immigration – legal and illegal citizenship – certainly appear in today’s headlines, and the author does well to “see” every side of this highly-debated issue

Author: DiAnn Mills
ISBN:  978-0-310-29329-3

The many plots and characters imbedded in the pages of this book are extraordinary

Author: Lisa T. Bergren
ISBN: 978-1-4347-67-7-3

Every once in a while you receive a book where every page is an adventure, filled with memorable characters and dialogue.  Like Danielle Steel – the great “saga” authoress – Ms. Bergren has the ability to offer a family unit that readers will love, hate, and route for.  Book III – Claim – is being released June, 2010.  If you haven’t read this trilogy, run out and buy the first two immediately.  You will absolutely love the St. Clair clan.


Author: Debbie Macomber
ISBN:  978-0-7783-2780-6

As everyone who hasn’t been living under a rock for the last ten years knows, Ms. Macomber is a writer who was born with the correct words to make a story not only good, but last in a reader’s mind for a lifetime.  This new offering is no different.

Author: Michelle Pearl
ISBN:  978-0-557-27290-7

 Finally!  A book that actually says, you’re probably never going to look like those people on TV, and describes in detail how to be happier, healthier, and IMPERFECTLY fit.  It’s about time!

Author: Anna Mitchael
ISBN:  978-1-58005-316-7

Who better, I ask you, than a Yankee like me who moved to Texas to review a book by a Texas-girl who moved to the East?  And, considering how absolutely “dead-on” hysterical this “survival story” was, I couldn’t be happier about how fate brought us together

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