Search Results: "C.J. Skuse"


BOOK REVIEW

ROCKOHOLIC by C.J. Skuse
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"Overall, this engaging, surprisingly serious caper is rock-solid. (Fiction. 13-16)"
The consequences of unintentionally kidnapping her rock-star hero reverberate through a misfit English teen's life. Read full book review >

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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 >

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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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VICIOUS CIRCLE by C.J. Box
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 21, 2017

"Bracingly familiar pleasures expertly packaged. The two families' fraught history, tangled enough to fuel a whole season of high-country soap opera, keeps this installment from being the best place to take the initial plunge into the franchise, but first-timers will be intrigued and fans amply rewarded."
In his 17th adventure, Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett (Off the Grid, 2016, etc.) goes another 15 rounds with surviving members of the toxic Cates family. Read full book review >

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BADLANDS by C.J. Box
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 28, 2015

"A suspenseful, professional-grade north country procedural whose heroine, a deft mix of compassion and attitude, would be welcome to return and tie up the gaping loose end Box leaves. The unrelenting cold makes this the perfect beach read."
Box takes another break from his highly successful Joe Pickett series (Stone Cold, 2014, etc.) for a stand-alone about a police detective, a developmentally delayed boy, and a package everyone in North Dakota wants to grab.Read full book review >

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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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THE OATH OF THE FATHER by C.J. Adrien
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 17, 2015

"Steeped in period detail and political backbiting in a richly imagined world, but needs a more engaging narrative."
An epic fictional Norse saga set in the ninth century, featuring royalty, repressed love, battles, and the raw appeal of untrammeled nature. Read full book review >

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NEVER ALONE by C.J. Carpenter
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 8, 2014

"A promising debut for fans of the procedural thriller. The complex heroine and startling denouement lift this one above the average and bode well for future installments."
In the first book of a new series, a New York City detective investigates a psychotic killer. 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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BREAKING POINT by C.J. Box
Released: March 12, 2013

"Its basis in a real-life conflict makes Joe's 13th case one of his most tendentious, but it's Box who makes it one of his most exciting."
Wyoming Fish and Game Warden Joe Pickett, who attracts trouble the way carcasses attract maggots (Force of Nature, 2012, etc.), gets in the line of fire between an old friend and the Feds. Read full book review >