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 >

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 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

HOOK by C.J. Songer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 7, 1999

"Fans hooked by Meg's heady debut (Bait, 1998) will find her just as swaggering as ever, even in full flight, and just as determined to confound the genre's gender roles by being the manliest little shamus in Southern Cal."
For a woman who's slinky enough to slither into a sheath dress and masquerade as a call girl in order to serve Sylvia de la Pe§a's wife-beating husband with divorce papers as he sits in a Beverly Hills restaurant, Mary Margaret Gillis spends an awful lot of time proving her manhood. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

OUT OF RANGE by C.J. Box
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 5, 2005

"Joe's fifth case is his best balanced, most deeply felt and most mystifying to date: an absolute must."
Crime-fighting Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett outdoes himself during a temporary transfer from sleepy Saddlestring to fashionable Jackson Hole. Read full book review >

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RIDER AT THE GATE by C.J. Cherryh
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 4, 1995

"This entry takes Cherryh well past 1400 pages of fiction published this year, stretching a once-reliable talent impossibly thin."
On a planet where all animal species are telepathic (they exchange images and emotions through a mental medium called "the ambient"), certain of the human colonists are selected by the native "nighthorses" to form a special bond. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DASH by C.J. Duarte
Released: Oct. 24, 2011

"The rambling misadventures of flat characters."
After a rough night of writer's block, a "cash supervisor" named Claire jumps off a ledge and falls into a mysterious vortex that spits her into an alternate world. Read full book review >