Search Results: "Barry Lyga"


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YESTERDAY AGAIN by Barry Lyga
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"It stands alone well enough, but it will be best enjoyed by established series fans. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
Can't solve your problem in the present? Try time travel, superhero-style! Read full book review >

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BLOOD OF MY BLOOD by Barry Lyga
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"This conclusion does not stand alone, and it may make readers question their commitment to the trilogy as a whole. (Thriller. 14 & up)"
Jazz Dent continues to hunt serial killers, and this time the hunt is all in the family. Read full book review >

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I HUNT KILLERS by Barry Lyga
Released: April 3, 2012

"Still there is much to satisfy the blood-and-gore lust of older teen CSI and serial-killer fans. (Thriller. 15 & up)"
When your father is the most notorious serial killer of the 21st century, having a normal life is a struggle. So is not following in his footsteps. Read full book review >

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ARCHVILLAIN by Barry Lyga
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Less a series opener than the first part of a longer single work, this offers too much setup, too little story. (Funny science fiction. 8-12)"
Twelve-year-old Kyle Camden was an intelligent prankster before getting caught in a plasma storm (NOT a meteor shower) late one night while setting up a practical joke. Read full book review >

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MANGAMAN by Barry Lyga
Kirkus Star
by Barry Lyga, illustrated by Colleen Doran
FICTION
Released: Nov. 14, 2011

"An inventive offering, sure to please fans of both American and Japanese comics. (Graphic fiction. 13 & up)"
A daring piece of graphic-novel meta-fiction explores the tropes of manga versus Western comics. Read full book review >

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AFTER THE RED RAIN by Barry Lyga
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"Give these cardboard characters and their ludicrous plot a miss. (Post-apocalyptic romance. 14 & up)"
Lyga (Blood of My Blood, 2014, etc.) is joined by actor Facinelli and film producer DeFranco for this post-apocalyptic novel.Read full book review >

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GAME by Barry Lyga
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 23, 2013

"Even fans may balk at the closureless close, but there is obviously more to come. (Thriller. 15 & up)"
Son of a notorious serial killer, Jazz Dent goes to New York City to continue his hunt for killers like his father—and maybe the old man himself. Read full book review >

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HERO-TYPE by Barry Lyga
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 22, 2008

"The message, though important, is more than clear; readers will really have to love the characters to see it through to the end. (Fiction. YA)"
Kevin Ross, aka Kross, receives a key to the small town of Brookdale and a free car from the mayor for heroically rescuing his schoolmate (and crush) from the hands of a murderer. Read full book review >

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BOY TOY by Barry Lyga
FICTION
Released: Sept. 24, 2007

"Deftly weaving together a painful confession and ambiguous ending, Lyga's dynamic writing style creates an emotionally wrenching and haunting tale. (Fiction. YA)"
Striking out on a baseball bet forces a teen to face past emotional scars. Read full book review >

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THE MAD MASK by Barry Lyga
ADVENTURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"A fizzy mix of multilayered comedy and awesomely destructive battles, presented from an unusual narrative angle. (Adventure. 10-13)"
Continuing to plead that he's not the Archvillain (2010) everyone makes him out to be, a teenager with super powers complicates his case by falling in with a hilariously crazed megalomaniac bent on world conquest. Read full book review >

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GOTH GIRL RISING by Barry Lyga
Released: Oct. 19, 2009

"Still, goth teens and fans of the first novel will be drawn into the darkness that is her life. (Fiction. YA)"
After six months in a mental hospital, Kyra, the newly shaven-headed heroine of The Astonishing Adventures of Fan Boy and Goth Girl (2006), has only one plan: to exact embarrassing revenge on sweet, loyal Fan Boy for not contacting her while she was away. Read full book review >

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BANG by Barry Lyga
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 18, 2017

"Heartbreaking and brutally compelling. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Ten years ago, when he was just 4, Sebastian accidentally killed his infant sister with his father's unattended handgun. Now a teen, he struggles to cope with the far-reaching effects of this horrific experience. Read full book review >