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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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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INFINITE SKY by C.J. Flood
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 27, 2014

"Readers who don't need endings tied up with tight little bows will find much to think about here. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Tragedy emerges from the commonplace miseries of everyday life in this evocative mood piece. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TRANSCENDENCE by C.J.  Omololu
Released: June 1, 2012

"Overall, nicely done. (Paranormal romance. 12 & up)"
A girl musician who starts remembering her past lives learns that reincarnation can be dangerous, but romantic too. Read full book review >

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ERASING TIME by C.J. Hill
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 28, 2012

"Dramatic twists and turns to the very end ensure readers' attention and the possibility of an equally thrilling sequel. (Science fiction. 13 & up)"
A dash of time travel gives a fresh flavor to the quickly staling dystopia genre. 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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MIND GAMES by C.J. Koehler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1996

"Painstakingly laid out, with a solution that may well catch you off guard; it's the middle range, with its interminable peeling away of guilty secrets, that lags."
``This is just a condominium that offers a few more services,'' Karen Merrick tells Sgt. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 2, 2015

"Although short and somewhat awkwardly written, this volume contains some profound truths and offers a concise survey of how to attain not only inner peace, but communal harmony."
A slender self-help treatise on the aspects of humanity that contribute to a healthy, community-engaged life. Read full book review >

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ENDANGERED by C.J. Box
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 10, 2015

"All the action and suspense of Box's long string of high-country adventures, with a solution that's considerably tighter and more satisfying than most of them. One of Joe's best."
Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett's 15th case takes him through some of the darkest days of his checkered career. Read full book review >