Search Results: "Brian Falkner"


BOOK REVIEW

MADDY WEST AND THE TONGUE TAKER by Brian Falkner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"On balance, warm and magical. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
As a "talker of tongues," 9-year-old Maddy West has the astonishing and enviable ability to speak and read any language. Read full book review >

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TASK FORCE by Brian Falkner
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"The action never stops, keeping readers engrossed in a rapid-paced tale that doesn't hesitate to deal with the realities of a war of survival. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
Recon Team Angel, a group of teens trained for espionage and surgically altered to resemble the invader alien race (The Assault, 2012), are back for their next mission…going deep into alien territory. Read full book review >

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RAMPAGE AT WATERLOO by Brian Falkner
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 14, 2015

"A long slog to the good parts. Naomi Novik's Temeraire series for adults offers a similar premise (with dragons rather than dinos) and quicker rewards. (Historical fantasy. 12-14)"
Falkner gives Napoleon a toothy secret weapon in this decidedly alternate history. Read full book review >

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BRIAN NINE by Craig L. DeLue
Released: Dec. 12, 2011

"DeLue proves to be a wizard of his craft as he builds Carpella into a world imbued with natural human emotion, savory plotlines, memorable characters, history-changing situations, a fight for freedom and everlasting glory in this epic page-turner."
In DeLue's debut, teenagers Brian Nine and Will Star are onboard a spaceship when a bolt of lightning causes an accidental launch and the subsequent discovery of a new, inhabited planet. Read full book review >

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THE ASSAULT by Brian Falkner
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 25, 2012

"While an entirely satisfying read on its own, readers can only hope there is a second installment in the works. (glossary) (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
After the aliens take over, it's up to the teenagers to save humanity. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PROJECT by Brian Falkner
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"An epilogue hints that this may not be the end of Tommy and Luke's adventures; readers will certainly be hoping for more. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
New Zealand author Falkner delivers another solid thriller (Brainjack, 2010, etc.). Read full book review >

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BRAIN JACK by Brian Falkner
FICTION
Released: Sept. 28, 2010

"Geektastic. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
A cyber-thriller that reads like a video game. Read full book review >

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THE TOMORROW CODE by Brian Falkner
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 28, 2008

"Exciting and thought-provoking, it will raise awareness of serious issues as it entertains. (Thriller. 10 & up)"
New Zealand author Falkner makes his U.S. debut with a book that resonates with a Down Under accent. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BRIAN BORU by Morgan Llywelyn
FICTION
Released: June 1, 1995

"A satisfying tale of majesty and magic. (b&w illustrations, not seen) (Fiction. 12+)"
Adapted from the author's bestselling adult title Lion of Ireland (1980), about the charismatic man who united the Irish under his rule in the tenth century. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BRIAN JONES by Paul Trynka
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 9, 2014

"An intimate portrait of the multifaceted and beguiling Jones, who forever changed popular music and culture."
A lively biography of the enigmatic founder of the Rolling Stones, who was dethroned and died just as the band approached its artistic peak. Read full book review >

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BIG BRAVE BRIAN by M.P. Robertson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2007

"This fits well into the pantheon of scary stories for younger children. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Big Brave Brian tackles common childhood fears: Something is under the bed or something is in the closet, for example. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I AM BRIAN WILSON by Brian Wilson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"As a study in creativity, superb, though as memoir, partial and a touch reluctant. Whatever the case, essential for any Beach Boys fan."
Everyone's favorite musical mad scientist reveals a troubled yet hopeful life. Read full book review >