Pointe of No Return [NOOK Book]

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UNTIL JULY 29,THE AUTHOR WILL BE DONATING 100% OF HER ROYALTIES TO THE GOFUNDME CAMPAIGN FOR GABRIEL SCOTT, A 2-YR-OLD BOY WITH MULTIPLE FOOD ALLERGIES WHO DESPERATELY NEEDS TO GET SEEN BY EXPERTS AT MAYO CLINIC AND NATIONAL JEWISH HOSPITAL.

Aspiring ballerina Dani Spevak’s visions of sugar plums are dashed when she’s assigned to understudy her nemesis, Hadley Taylor, in the...
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Overview

UNTIL JULY 29,THE AUTHOR WILL BE DONATING 100% OF HER ROYALTIES TO THE GOFUNDME CAMPAIGN FOR GABRIEL SCOTT, A 2-YR-OLD BOY WITH MULTIPLE FOOD ALLERGIES WHO DESPERATELY NEEDS TO GET SEEN BY EXPERTS AT MAYO CLINIC AND NATIONAL JEWISH HOSPITAL.

Aspiring ballerina Dani Spevak’s visions of sugar plums are dashed when she’s assigned to understudy her nemesis, Hadley Taylor, in the Nutcracker. Pretty, popular, and rich, that girl has all the luck. Or so she thought.

When Hadley mysteriously disappears with opening night just around the corner, Dani can’t sit idly by, even if it means losing the part. Now she’s running all over Phoenix in a race against the clock. From reality TV trophy wives to sleazy real estate developers to a possible drug ring, the cast of suspects begins to add up. Will she find Hadley before the curtain rises?

Book #2 in the Dani Spevak Mystery series. Bonus: contains first chapter excerpt of PAS DE DEATH (Book 3).

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Praise for Amanda Brice and the Dani Spevak Mystery series:

"The best things don't only happen when you're dancing... they also happen when you're reading Amanda Brice!"
- New York Times Bestselling Author Gemma Halliday

“From the authentic atmosphere of a ballet boarding school to the recognizable humor and angst of teenage girls, POINTE OF NO RETURN hits all the right notes and kept me turning the pages.”
- Former professional ballerina Miriam Landis-Wenger, author of GIRL IN MOTION and BREAKING POINTE

"POINTE OF NO RETURN had me anxiously watching the mystery unfold. Amanda Brice provides a fresh voice and bouncy writing style that will have you entertained from the get-go."
- Marley Gibson, author of the popular GHOST HUNTRESS series and RADIATE

"This is a stand-out debut novel for Amanda Brice!”
- Melissa Francis, author of BITE ME! and LOVE SUCKS! on CODENAME: DANCER

"Even if you don’t know a thing about dance, you’ll be easily drawn into this quick-paced series with authentic characters and big stakes."
- Rhonda Stapleton, author of STRUCK

“References that include everything from Snooki to Chewbacca will have you laughing out loud.”
- Romantic Times on CODENAME: DANCER

“The story reminded me a lot of Ally Carter’s Gallagher Girls books, both in style and substance. Brice and Carter both have very breezy, easy-to-read styles, as well as a strong flair for combining suspense and romance.”
- Children’s librarian Katie Ahearn from the “Secrets and Sharing Soda” blog on CODENAME: DANCER
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Editorial Reviews

Miriam Landis-Wenger
“From the authentic atmosphere of a ballet boarding school to the recognizable humor and angst of teenage girls, POINTE OF NO RETURN hits all the right notes and kept me turning the pages.”
- Miriam Landis-Wenger, author of GIRL IN MOTION and BREAKING POINTE
Marley Gibson
"POINTE OF NO RETURN had me anxiously watching the mystery unfold. Amanda Brice provides a fresh voice and bouncy writing style that will have you entertained from the get-go."
- Marley Gibson, author of the popular GHOST HUNTRESS series and RADIATE
Gemma Halliday
"The best things don't only happen when you're dancing...they also happen when you're reading Amanda Brice!"
- NY Times bestselling author Gemma Halliday
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014370233
  • Publisher: Suasponte Press
  • Publication date: 5/5/2012
  • Series: Dani Spevak Mystery Series , #2
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 929,797
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

As a little girl, Amanda Brice dreamed of being either a ballerina or the author of a mystery series featuring a cool crime-solving chick named Nancy Flew, but her father urged her to “do something practical,” so she went to law school and spent her days writing briefs and pleadings instead of fiction.

But dance and writing have remained a part of her life. Amanda was a member of the ballroom dance team at Duke University, and continues this interest by her obsession with Dancing with the Stars, so it was only natural for her to set a teen mystery series at a dance school.

Amanda is the President of Washington Romance Writers, and is a two-time finalist for Romance Writers of America’s Golden Heart® Award. She blogs every other Friday with Killer Fiction. She is also a popular conference presenter, speaking on basic copyright and trademark law for writers.

In her spare time, Amanda enjoys dancing, reading, cooking, traveling, and obsessing over whether Duke will beat Carolina in basketball. Go Devils!

Visit www.amandabrice.net for more information.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2012

    Very cute book! The mystery was fun and kept me guessing. I even

    Very cute book! The mystery was fun and kept me guessing. I eventually did figure it out, but not for sure until the end. I loved the dance element and the developing romance between Dani and Craig. I hope they get together in the next book!

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 16, 2012

    I loved this book! In POINTE OF NO RETURN, dancing detective Da

    I loved this book!

    In POINTE OF NO RETURN, dancing detective Dani Spevak is back. This time she's assigned to understudy her rival Hadley in the school's performance of the Nutcracker. That is, until Hadley disappears. Was she kidnapped? Did she run away? Is she dead? Dani doesn't have any incentive to find out, since now she gets to perform. But Dani's nosy so she sets out to find her.

    I read Amanda's first book and was anxiously waiting for the sequel. This one didn't disappoint, and in fact was even better. The mystery was very well-plotted and had me scrolling through on the edge of my seat. The dance elements are nicely integrated, with good explanations that aren't intrusive. I was laughing out loud at some of her descriptions. And cheering for her to kiss Craig.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2012

    Lots of fun! Very short, breezy read with tons of twists and tur

    Lots of fun! Very short, breezy read with tons of twists and turns. Two thumbs up.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 31, 2013

    I'll admit I didn't know what to expect when I picked up the fir

    I'll admit I didn't know what to expect when I picked up the first book, but I'm so glad I did. I loved it, and when I got to the end and discovered there was another book I snapped that one up and dove right in. Both books are full of humor and strike the perfect tone between light and suspenseful. I just wish the third book was out already so I could read it this weekend, but apparently I'll have to wait a month. Well done!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2012

    Dislike

    Was not as good as the reviews had stated

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2012

    Great

    I read the first book and that was so good

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2012

    Very nice

    Very nice

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 4, 2013

    I loved the first book, but this one is even better, so I can't

    I loved the first book, but this one is even better, so I can't wait until the third book comes out. If you like to read and like to dance and like mysteries, then this is the book for you.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2013

    Love it!

    I loved Codename Dancer( the frist book)! I was so happy when I found out that there was a second book! So far I also love this book!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 6, 2012

    I read both books this weekend, and loved them. Ms. Brice's humo

    I read both books this weekend, and loved them. Ms. Brice's humor and sassiness leaps from the pages and keeps you laughing and smiling. Dani is a great character, but I hope we see more of Grandma Rose. I think there's a ton of potential there. And of course, I can't wait to see what happens with Craig.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 5, 2012

    Amanda Brice's Point of No Return lives up to the first book, an

    Amanda Brice's Point of No Return lives up to the first book, and is actually so much better. Fans of teen ballerina-turned-sleuth Dani will love watching her search for her biggest rival. I love the blossoming romance with Craig. I was rooting for her to get together with him in Codename. The mystery was fun to solve along with the heroine.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 16, 2012

    You know that moment when you’re reading a book and you re

    You know that moment when you’re reading a book and you realize that it isn’t just really good? It’s brilliant? I just had a moment like that in Pointe of No Return. Amanda Brice charms and entertains with this clever, fast-paced mystery. I adored Codename Dancer, but this sequel blew me away. Dani Spevak, a talented fourteen-year-old with issues of her own, gets drawn into another crime investigation. Don’t miss out on her adventures or the romantic misadventures along the way. Amanda Brice brings YA mystery like nobody else. I can’t wait for book three in the series, Pas de Death.

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 17, 2013

    Pointe of no Return

    This book is great for dancers ,and who want to become a dancer.This book has vocabulary words that you need to know as a dancer!So I suggest this book to any dancer or want to become one.I also want to be a professional dancer so i am preparing young so i can do it till im really old. So read this book it gives you clues to be one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 6, 2013

    Good!

    This is a modern day Nancy Drew book! It is a fast, easy read.
    A good book for teens!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2013

    Wondering

    Is it ok for 11year olds. Must know , am a dancer

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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