Search Results: "C.J. Hill"


BOOK REVIEW

ERASING TIME by C.J. Hill
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 28, 2012

"Dramatic twists and turns to the very end ensure readers' attention and the possibility of an equally thrilling sequel. (Science fiction. 13 & up)"
A dash of time travel gives a fresh flavor to the quickly staling dystopia genre. Read full book review >

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OSAMA ALOMAR
by Stephanie Buschardt

Syrian writer Osama Alomar’s very short allegorical stories are extolled in much of the Arab world for their incisive wit and sly commentary on the region’s capricious sociopolitical landscape, yet here, in America, where he’s lived in exile since 2008, they’re still being exhumed. 2014 saw the U.S. release of Fullblood Arabian, his first body of work to be ...


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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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FREE FIRE by C.J. Box
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 10, 2007

"Middling for this fine series, which automatically makes it one of the season's highlights. "
Fired from his job as Game and Fish Warden after wrapping up his colorful sixth case (In Plain Sight, 2006), Joe Pickett returns to nab the perpetrator of the perfect crime. Read full book review >

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HIDDEN VICES by C.J. Carpenter
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 8, 2015

"A nice blend of characters props up a moderately interesting but tired plot, though what's often most intriguing is Megan's disconcertingly frequent use of the F-bomb."
A planned vacation offers no relief for a detective recovering from the trauma of her last case who's thrust unexpectedly back into the field. Read full book review >

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Crimson Park by C.J. Booth
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 10, 2016

"A thriller with an endlessly twisty plot and plenty of lingering questions for a third book to answer."
A California cold-case division finds that the disappearance of a B-movie director/producer isn't nearly as straightforward as it initially seems in Booth's (Olive Park, 2011) sequel.Read full book review >

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WINTERKILL by C.J. Box
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 12, 2003

"The loose ends that make this the least satisfactory of Joe's three cases to date still don't inhibit Box's gift for nonstop action and his ability to see every side of the most divisive issues in the West."
The latest in an award-winning series set in the Bighorn Mountains (Savage Run, 2002, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 5, 2011

"Generous action and a nonpreachy but Scripture-compatible spirituality uplift this Tolkien-esque journey."
Pursued by racists into Kentucky's Mammoth Caves, teenage Nathan finds an incredible subterranean civilization, where he is a prophesied savior in a war against the ancient, demonic Krytor. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 12, 2010

"An entertaining work that combines technical details, biographies, political maneuvering and insightful military history."
An eye-opening, often grim history of automatic weapons, emphasizing the Soviet Union's murderous, wildly successful legacy. Read full book review >