Search Results: "Mobad Games"


BOOK REVIEW

THE PENELOPE ROSE HD by Mobad Games
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 25, 2011

"Definitely ambitious but a bit clunky in the end. (iPad storybook app. 4-6)"
A good-looking but thin tale about a fairy who gives all the roses their colors. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GWAII by Mobad Games
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 19, 2011

"A closing invitation to buy part two can safely be ignored. (iPad storybook app. 6-8)"
Two young sasquatches barely get an ill-defined quest underway in this poorly engineered and abruptly truncated episode, the second two parts of which can only be continued via in-app purchases. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GAMES by Carol Gorman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"Full of heartbreak and betrayal, this realistic tale will give middle-school readers something to ponder. (Fiction. 11-15)"
Two middle-school boys have an affinity for getting into fights with each other to the point where schoolmates are taking bets against them. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MIND GAMES by Heather W. Petty
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Dec. 6, 2016

"A surprise twist sets up the cracker of a cliffhanger. (Thriller. 12-15)"
The adventures of a modern Holmes and a girl Moriarty, begun in Lock & Mori (2015), continue. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STEALING GAMES by Maury Klein
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 22, 2016

"A lively, absorbing retelling of a great episode in the history of America's iconic pastime, one that modern coaches would do very well to study."
The rise and glorious moment in the sun of the 1911 New York Giants, widely considered one of the best lineups in baseball history. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PARTY GAMES by R.L. Stine
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"More of the same—yet here, that isn't necessarily a bad thing. (Horror. 12-16)"
The teens of Shadyside are in for more scares now that Stine has returned to his beloved franchise. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MIND GAMES by Kiersten White
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 19, 2013

"An effective paranormal thriller, even in this crowded market. (Paranormal thriller. 12 & up)"
In this series opener from the author of the Paranormalcy trilogy, two strong-willed sisters struggle to free themselves from a sinister organization that grooms girls with paranormal abilities to serve twisted, illegal ends. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WAR GAMES by Audrey Couloumbis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 27, 2009

"A fine introduction to an important aspect of World War II and to the spirit of resistance the times required. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
When the Nazis take over their small town in 1941 Greece, 12-year-old Petros and his family must keep a dangerous secret: The children, born in America, would be targeted by the Germans, though it is never made clear exactly why. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HEAD GAMES by Thomas B. Cavanagh
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 11, 2007

"Though the writing could be sharper, Cavanagh's ambitious debut has a terrific premise and many appealing touches, including an unbeatable cliffhanger."
What happened to the missing teen idol? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SACRED GAMES by Vikram Chandra
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"As for Sartaj, Chandra believes he's finished with him. 'I'm hoping we've respectfully said goodbye to each other at the end of Sacred Games,' says Chandra. 'I think I've been writing about him for about ten years now, and that's a lot of time.'"
In Vikram Chandra's stunning new novel, a character from his earlier work of short stories, Love and Longing in Bombay - which Kirkus called a "brilliant work, equally effective in its radiant separate parts and as a pleasingly complex and highly original construction" - makes a star turn: Sartaj Singh, a world-weary policeman stuck wading through the political swamp of the police force. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HEAD GAMES by Eileen Dreyer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 17, 2004

"Way too many jokes and not enough suspense in an otherwise solid thriller with a twist, though With a Vengeance (2002) was better."
Nurse versus psycho, in a third hardcover by Dreyer (a.k.a. Kathleen Korbel). Read full book review >