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Anita Lock, Book Reviewer

Anita Lock has a Masters of Library Science with an emphasis on children’s and YA literature. A long time freelance book reviewer, proofreader, and editor, Anita contributes to several book reviewing services and has experience working directly with independent authors and small publishing companies. While her forte is in children’s and YA literature, she also enjoys adult fiction.

Book Review

Burn Up

by Anita Lock

"Burn Up" is a gripping thriller from beginning to end. A mysterious death at Burning Man evolves into a maddening rabbit chase of an investigation in Joe Klingler’s Burn Up. Qigiq, an Alaskan gumshoe, and his sexy sidekick, Kandy,... Read More

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The House Always Wins

by Anita Lock

"The House Always Wins" is an attractive romance with a unique ghostly touch. A ghostly homeowner comes to the aid of a newly married couple in Brian Rouff’s hilarious novel, "The House Always Wins". Everything shifts quickly for... Read More

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Buckets, Dippers, and Lids

by Anita Lock

"Buckets, Dippers, and Lids" is a well-constructed, inspirational self-help book for young readers. Carol McCloud offers practical tools and tips for happiness in her book Buckets, Dippers, and Lids. Taking a clever and abstract approach... Read More

Book Review

Even

by Anita Lock

Family love and separation are the focus of Andy Gutman’s read-aloud picture book, "Even". Andy Gutman’s picture book "Even" is a warm story about a father’s expression of love for his young daughter. Early in the morning, a father... Read More

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Not Without Risk

by Anita Lock

"Not Without Risk" is filled with twists and turns from the get-go. In Pete Trewin’s engaging crime novel, "Not Without Risk", an unwitting underdog is caught in the throes of corruption. Martin Bennett, a stroke survivor who has been... Read More

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Chinawoman's Chance

by Anita Lock

Chinawoman’s Chance is an engaging mystery with a historically informative feminist bent. A gruesome murder makes way for an unexpected romance in James Musgrave’s Chinawoman’s Chance. The first book in the Portia of the Pacific... Read More

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Icy the Iceberg

by Anita Lock

"Icy the Iceberg" is an appealing tale for young, inquisitive minds. One snowflake makes a transformational journey in Larry Friend’s "Icy the Iceberg". The story of Icy begins near Vancouver, Canada, where he becomes a snowflake. He... Read More

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Aphrodite's Stand

by Anita Lock

Aphrodite’s Stand works across genre conventions, resulting in a romance novel with definite bite. An interracial couple is so enraptured with one another that they are blindsided by the unfolding sinister plans of others in Sandra... Read More

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