Search Results: "C.J. Lyons"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

BLACK SHEEP by C.J. Lyons
Released: Feb. 26, 2013

"Lyons, who used Caitlyn as a secondary character in Blind Faith (2012), is currently juggling four different series, all hyperventilating on drama, romance and overindulgent plotting. Someone out there must be a fan, and you know who you are."
Rule-breaking FBI agent Caitlyn Tierney goes partners with a leopard and a tattooed biker. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOT WATER by Erin Brokovich
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"A flat thriller that succeeds in draining the drama from its endangered nuclear plant plot."
Famed consumer advocate and environmental activist AJ Palladino goes over to the other side by taking big money to promote a nuclear power plant in South Carolina. Meanwhile, back home in West Virginia, the evil father of her deceased lover Cole conducts a murderous campaign to gain custody of her disabled 9-year-old son David. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SOMEONE IS KILLING THE GREAT CHEFS OF AMERICA by Nan Lyons
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 30, 1993

"Bring mints."
SoufflÇ sequel to Someone is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe (1976)—just as brainlessly brilliant, sustained, and instantly dated in its trendiness as the Lyonses' somewhat better last outing, The President is Coming to Lunch (1988). Read full book review >

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STEPPING OUT FROM THE SHADOWS
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for The Shadow Queen (Ravenspire #1) by C.J. Redwine

Cover Story: Poison Apple

BFF Charm: Eventually

Swoonworthy Scale: 6

Talky Talk: Retelling

Bonus Factor: Coach Taylor Award

Anti-Bonus Factor: Royal Names

Relationship Status: Rooting for You

 

Cover Story: Poison Apple

If you didn’t know this was a “Snow White” retelling before looking at this book ...


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BOOK REVIEW

DROP DEAD GORGEOUS by Juliet Lyons
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"A tad superficial, but at least it doesn't take itself too seriously."
A woman gives up on human men to give vampires a try, namely in the form of a hot, blond, and fanged detective. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 22, 1995

"The book is rounded off with an essay by art historian Gail Levin (CUNY) that discusses, fittingly, Hopper's influence on other contemporary artists."
Loneliness and quiet desperation pervade these stories and poems inspired by, or reminiscent of, the paintings of Edward Hopper. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DROWNING OF ALISON ALYWARD by Genevieve Lyons
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2001

"Veteran Lyons (Green Years, 1989, etc.) turns in a performance as low-key, neatly written, and steadily entertaining as ever."
Mark Dangerfield, antique-book dealer and sometime detective in Maggie Thatcher's London, is asked by socialite Wendy Cadbury, a friend of his mother's, to investigate the drowning death of her young friend Alison Alyward, officially a suicide. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOHAZARD LEVEL 4 by David Lyons
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A tightly packed bioweapon story provides momentum and plenty of obstacles for the recurring protagonist to overcome."
The latest in Lyons' (Waters of Oblivion, 2014, etc.) Jock Boucher thriller series finds the retired judge facing off against his nemesis, who plans to unleash plague-infested mosquitoes in the United States.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 >

BOOK REVIEW

THE EDGE OF THINGS by Richard Lyons
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

From Oregonian Lyons (Camp Baseball; the stories A Wilderness of Faith and Love), a subjective police procedural that largely ignores what most procedurals do so well and focuses instead (superbly) on fugitive workings of the mind. Read full book review >