Search Results: "Brandon Jones"


BOOK REVIEW

ALL WOMAN AND SPRINGTIME by Brandon Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2012

"A novel for those who like lessons in international culture spiced with lines about 'a dapper, flashy, dangerous bad boy whose smile had the effect of sliding her panties off her legs.'"
A debut novel about the plight of young women in North Korea (written before the recent death of dictator Kim Jong-il), with its socio-political insights undermined by clichés, stereotypes, plot devices and sentimentality more appropriate within a romance or even young adult novel. Read full book review >

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DRAGONWATCH by Brandon Mull
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 14, 2017

"Fans of the series will welcome a new story arc stocked with familiar characters, settings, and adventures. (Fantasy. 12-15)"
After narrowly averting a demon apocalypse in the previous series, Fablehaven sibs Seth and Kendra face a new threat to the world. Read full book review >

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PIRATES OF THE SEA! by Brandon Dorman
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2011

"As pirate fare goes, this is far from the only ship on the sea, but it does sail along smartly. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A pirate yarn sails familiar territory in satisfyingly rollicking fashion. Read full book review >

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HUMANS OF NEW YORK by Brandon Stanton
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"A wondrous mix of races, ages, genders, and social classes, and on virtually every page is a surprise."
Photographer and author Stanton returns with a companion volume to Humans of New York (2013), this one with similarly affecting photographs of New Yorkers but also with some tales from his subjects' mouths.Read full book review >

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LITTLE HUMANS by Brandon Stanton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"These humans may be little, but their photos bring large delight. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The creator of the popular Humans of New York blog focuses his camera lens on the diverse children of New York City.Read full book review >

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THE ALIEN THAT ATE MY SOCKS by Brandon Dorman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"Proof that there is such a thing as too silly. (Science fiction. 8 -11)"
The Hooligan brothers' go-cart race takes an unexpected turn when a sock-eating, foul-smelling, giant purple alien enlists their help completing his extraterrestrial merit badges. Read full book review >

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SKY RAIDERS by Brandon Mull
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 11, 2014

"Sequels are certain, and they should be welcomed by all who like plenty of 'odd' in their odysseys. (Fantasy. 10-13)"
The creator of the Fablehaven series gets his newest venture off to a literal flying start. Read full book review >

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ROGUE KNIGHT by Brandon Mull
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 18, 2014

"A flaccid, phoned-in sequel. (Fantasy. 10-13)"
In this second series installment, young Cole enters the second of five kingdoms in the otherworldly Outskirts, is exposed to a second culture and a second flavor of magic, and battles a second monster made of stolen magic as he continues the search for his fellow earthly kidnappees. Read full book review >

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WILD BORN  by Brandon Mull
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"Should satisfy readers hungry for a new fantasy series. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
The appearance of the Four Fallen Great Beasts in Erdas signals the re-emergence of an evil power long forgotten. Read full book review >

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LOOSE AMONG THE LAMBS by Jay Brandon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 1993

It only begins when the fat lady sings, as San Antonio D.A. Mark Blackwell (Fade the Heat, 1990) learns in this crackling tale of a child-abuse confession too good to be true. Read full book review >

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The Solarbus Legacy by Nicki Brandon
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 27, 2014

"A thought-provoking read that may soothe readers' apocalyptic anxieties."
Brandon's debut sci-fi novel depicts a stratified, dystopian world as it offers a vision of cooperation. Read full book review >