Search Results: "C.J. Redwine"


BOOK REVIEW

THE SHADOW QUEEN by C.J. Redwine
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"Undemanding fantasy fun. (Fantasy. 12-18)"
"Snow White" forms the loose foundation for this tale of a princess who has lost her kingdom to her wicked stepmother. Read full book review >

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THE TRAITOR PRINCE by C.J. Redwine
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"An exciting, entertaining series companion. (Fantasy. 12-adult)"
A prince replaced by a double must reclaim his identity. Read full book review >

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DEFIANCE by C.J. Redwine
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 28, 2012

"Only for those who can't get enough of this nearly played-out genre. (Dystopian romance. 13 & up)"
Another pair of lovers in a post-apocalyptic dystopia fight the Man. Read full book review >

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DELIVERANCE by C.J. Redwine
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"Tedious. (Post-apocalyptic romance. 14-18)"
The post-apocalyptic romance that began with Defiance (2012) reaches its conclusion as Rachel and Logan separately work to bring down the men who have robbed them of their families and community. Read full book review >

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THE WISH GRANTER by C.J. Redwine
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"Satisfying fare for fantasy fans. (Fantasy. 12-18)"
In a companion book to The Shadow Queen (2016), Ari becomes a reluctant princess when her brother makes a disastrous deal with the notorious Wish Granter. Read full book review >

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DECEPTION by C.J. Redwine
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 27, 2013

"Only the truly devoted will feel like joining the slog. (Dystopian romance. 13 & up)"
Just a scant 157 residents of Baalboden remain after the devastation wrought by the dragonlike Cursed One at the end of series opener Defiance (2012). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: July 1, 1992

"Glossary; index. (Biography. 7-12)"
One of seven new entries, all by the McKissacks, in the ``Great African Americans'' series. 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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PARADISE VALLEY by C.J. Box
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 25, 2017

"Box handles both the set pieces and the longer arc with professional dexterity. The results can't exactly be called memorable, but if you like chases across wide-open spaces, you'll race toward the satisfying climax without caring about anything else."
Box takes another break from the travails of Wyoming Fish and Game Warden Joe Pickett (Vicious Circle, 2017, etc.) to throw a serial killer at a dogged investigator and vice versa. Read full book review >

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LAMENTATION by C.J. Sansom
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"Shakespearean characterization and Byzantine plotting: Amid all the stink and muck of Tudor London, Sansom offers a master class in royal intrigue."
Sansom follows the further adventures of Matthew Shardlake, Serjeant at Law (Heartstone, 2011, etc.), as the good lawyer is summoned by Queen Catherine during the last days of Henry VIII's reign.Read full book review >