Search Results: "C.J. Omololu"


BOOK REVIEW

THE THIRD TWIN by C.J.  Omololu
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"A classic whodunit for the teenage set. (Mystery. 13-18)"
Could an identical twin be a killer without her sister knowing it? Read full book review >

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INTUITION by C.J.  Omololu
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 11, 2013

"Cole's tale is still an interesting one, but the series can't take too much more romantic push and pull. (Paranormal suspense. 12 & up)"
This first sequel to the reincarnation story Transcendence (2012) starts slowly but builds up. Read full book review >

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TRANSCENDENCE by C.J.  Omololu
Released: June 1, 2012

"Overall, nicely done. (Paranormal romance. 12 & up)"
A girl musician who starts remembering her past lives learns that reincarnation can be dangerous, but romantic too. Read full book review >

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DIRTY LITTLE SECRETS by C.J.  Omololu
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Nonetheless, readers will be rapt. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
An emotionally charged novel dealing with the issue of compulsive hoarding tells the story of a girl forced to make an agonizing decision in this nicely realized page-turner. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2009

"Like her All the Stars in the Sky: Native Stories of the Heavens (2006), this digestible gathering will draw young readers—but fewer storytellers, as there are no source notes. (afterword) (Folktales. 9-11)"
In a slim and watery collection of northerly First Nations tales, land-dwellers fall in love with sea-dwellers, contentious humans are nearly all wiped out in a flood sent by exasperated spirits and the kindly Great Spirit temporarily gives over the souls of the dead to his opposite number, Evil Minded, but keeps them safe from harm by transforming them into ground mist. Read full book review >

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WATCHED by C.J. Lyons
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"A high-speed thriller elevated by its unflinching focus on the harrowing effects of online bullying. (Thriller. 14-18)"
After suffering unthinkable trauma at the hands of an online criminal mastermind, two teens join forces to fight back. Read full book review >

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BITE by C.J. Tosh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Strains so hard to be fun! sexy! cool! that it ends up being none of the above."
Two frustrated journalists decide that what the world needs is another vacuous magazine. Read full book review >

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THE GOBLIN MIRROR by C.J. Cherryh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"But, for all that, the construction bears signs of haste, the ideas aren't fully thought through; and the texture tends toward the lumpy: Cherryh clearly stands in danger of overextending her considerable talents."
Fantasy set in an environment cognate with Cherryh's successful Rusalka trilogy (most recently Yvgenie, 1991) where magic works, ghosts and goblins are real, and everyone who matters is noble or wizardly or, preferably, both. Read full book review >

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THE COMPANY CAR by C.J. Hribal
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 24, 2005

"As flawed as real life, and every bit as absorbing."
A big-hearted tale recalls the interconnected lives of two generations of a Midwestern family, by Wisconsin author Hribal (The Clouds in Memphis, 2000, etc.). Read full book review >

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YVGENIE by C.J. Cherryh
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"The multiple points of view don't help, and overall this won't win many new converts—though teenage readers will sympathize with Ilyana's plight."
Third of Cherryh's medieval fantasies (Rusalka, Chernevog) describing the tangled relationships and doings of a wizard family living in the primeval forests of Russian Kiev. Read full book review >

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HAMMERFALL by C.J. Cherryh
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 1, 2001

"Very disappointing."
Advent of a new far-future series, from the author of Fortress of Dragons (2000), Precursor (1999), etc. A rebel against the omnipotent Ila, Marak Trin Tain guards lifelong his secret madness—voices speak his name and urge him to travel east; he beholds visions of a silver tower and a cave of suns—until his warlord father surrenders him to the Ila's soldiers. Read full book review >