Search Results: "Bekka Black"


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iDRAKULA by Bekka Black
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"While not for the Gothic scholar, this bite-sized retelling of the seminal vampire novel won't drain anyone's attention span. (Horror. YA)"
Dracula is coming, but he's arriving on the shores of 2010 New York instead of 1897 England, with cell phones and laptops replacing the letters and newspaper clippings of Stoker's era. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 20, 2007

"Bedside reading for Karl Rove wannabes preparing for 2008."
Why have recent US national elections been so close? It's the regions, stupid. Read full book review >

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RESISTANCE by Jenna Black
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 11, 2014

"Only for fans of the first book. (Dystopian adventure. 14-18)"
Histrionic characters overpower the action in this dystopian-political-thriller sequel to Replica (2013). Read full book review >

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DOLL BONES by Holly Black
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 7, 2013

"Spooky, melancholy, elegiac and ultimately hopeful; a small gem. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
A middle-grade fantasy dons the cloak of a creepy ghost tale to deliver bittersweet meditations on the nature of friendship, the price of growing up and the power of storytelling. Read full book review >

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A TEMPLAR'S GIFTS by Kat Black
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 2011

"Nightmares.' (Fantasy. 9-11)"
This sequel to A Templar's Apprentice (2010) takes Tormod in circular journeys around Scotland without particularly advancing the plot. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"The concept is appealing, but the execution fails. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Volunteering to deliver a secret message lands young Tormod, a Scot, on a journey through 1307 France and Spain. Read full book review >

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NIGHTSTRUCK by Jenna Black
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 5, 2016

"A solidly creepy start to a promising series, with a wildly frustrating cliffhanger. (Thriller. 14-17)"
The streets of Philadelphia are filled with terror once night falls. Read full book review >

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AT HELL’S GATE by Ethan Black
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"You won't be bored, but it runs on empty."
Fast but flimsy tale about "the richest cops in the NYPD" getting wrong-footed by sunken gold. Read full book review >

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FORMAT C: by Edwin Black
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 15, 1999

"Others, perhaps, will not, although Black throughout shows great smarts and at times displays virtuoso rhetoric. (First printing of 50,000; $150,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
Massively conceived, neatly chiseled computer novel that begins on the wrong foot with lists of consumer goods enjoyed by a sybaritic hero only a Honda Del Sol salesman could love. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2011

"Serious novices are better off learning to hone their craft, and those looking for great, self-taught poetry of hardscrabble Western life should turn to Kell Robertson. For the writer looking for a trough full of capitalistic motivation, though, this is the book."
Popular cowboy poet and NPR humorist Black (Hey, Cowgirl,Need A Ride?, 2006, etc.) yodels all the way to the bank. Read full book review >

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MURDER AT THE LANTERNE ROUGE by Cara Black
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 6, 2012

"Black's 12th lets readers peek into a corner of Paris that Fodor's leaves out."
Aimée Leduc (Murder in Passy, 2011, etc.) helps her partner clear his girlfriend of a grisly crime. Read full book review >