Search Results: "C.J. Redwine"


BOOK REVIEW

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 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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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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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 >

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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 >

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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DISSOLUTION by C.J. Sansom
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 28, 2003

"Spooky atmosphere and a wealth of fascinating historical tidbits suffer from rather grinding detective work."
A brilliant lawyer investigates murder in a monastery that's under attack by Henry VIII's greedy forces of secularism. 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 >