Search Results: "Cassandra King"


BOOK REVIEW

QUEEN OF BROKEN HEARTS by Cassandra King
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 6, 2007

"A provocative treatise on the blessings and curses of marriage and middle age."
Alabama divorce coach tends to her flock. Read full book review >

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MOONRISE by Cassandra King
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 23, 2013

"The reader may well wonder who is gaslighting Helen, but the Gothic echoes of Manderley and the first Mrs. de Winter set up unfulfilled promises."
After divorcing her abusive husband, Helen Honeycutt is proud of her newfound independence, and marriage to charismatic Emmet Justice is the last thing she wants. A whirlwind romance, however, sets the stage for the naïve bride to confront Emmet's past. Read full book review >

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THE SUNDAY WIFE by Cassandra King
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 4, 2002

"Carefully crafted but predictable. No surprises here."
An earnest debut about an unhappy preacher's wife. Read full book review >

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27 SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY & HORROR BOOKS TO READ IN SEPTEMBER
by John DeNardo

Is your bookshelf feeling lonely? Here are 27 titles that will make it happy again! This month's batch of tantalizing science fiction and fantasy includes stories about guilt-ridden robots, witches, magic hair, designer drugs, time travel and cloud cities.

Magicians Impossible by Brad Abraham

Brad Abraham serves up a cocktail of magic and intrigue in this fast-paced debut. Twenty-something ...


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KING GROSSMAN
by Poornima Apte

King Grossman had just returned from participating in the Dakota Access Pipeline protests when Kirkus caught up with him. His desire to become an active citizen informs the backbone of his debut indie venture, Letters to Alice. The novel has a feel for the zeitgeist of our times with Occupy Wall Street and the Arab Spring woven into its threads ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE RED VELVET TURNSHOE by Cassandra Clark
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2009

"The hunt for Constantine's cross is ludicrously cartoonish; the search for the clerk's killer and Pierrekyn's subsequent trial are complex and satisfying. Hildegard is at her best at home in Yorkshire, but the rest of the story is worth reading for the view inside her vivid, earthy world."
Her second adventure (Hangman Blind, 2009) sends Sister Hildegard on a pilgrimage stalked by death. Read full book review >

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HANGMAN BLIND by Cassandra Clark
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 17, 2009

"Deeply embedded in the historical events of the period, this is a rich tapestry; even the small figures are finely detailed and carefully situated in a dazzling array of events. An intriguing and evocative debut."
A medieval nun seeks justice for the poor and noble alike. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VILLAGE AFFAIRS by Cassandra Chan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 8, 2006

"Gibbons and Bethancourt's second adventure is another enjoyably lighthearted look at murder among the upper classes."
Depressed ever since Annette Berowne dumped him (The Young Widow, 2005), Detective Sergeant Jack Gibbons relies on a juicy murder case to cheer himself up. Read full book review >

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A READING YEAR: JUDGING CRIME WORKS BY DIFFERENT STANDARDS
by J. Kingston Pierce

Back when I began writing for Kirkus Reviews, almost half a decade ago, I had an editor who was frequently after me to publish lists of things—rundowns of especially dependable crime novelists, or books I’d like to read again for the first time, or once-popular detectives about whom I thought more should be written. “People like to read lists,” ...


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BOOK REVIEW

CITY OF LOST SOULS by Cassandra Clare
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 8, 2012

"Fans of the familiar will find this an unchallenging goth-and-glitter pleasure. (Fantasy. 13-16)"
What with the race to save Jace from the new Big Bad, wonderful secondary characters get short shrift. Read full book review >

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THE MUSEUM OF MARY CHILD by Cassandra Golds
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Beautifully written, this work by a seasoned Australian author revisits territory once owned by Robert Cormier: the enthralling moral fable. (Fantasy. 11 & up)"
"Riveting allegory" sounds like an oxymoron, but this novel lives up to the billing. Read full book review >

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LADY MIDNIGHT by Cassandra Clare
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 8, 2016

"Fans of Clare's grandiloquence will enjoy the torrid new cast of characters, positively aquiver with secret ardor and murderous zeal. (Urban fantasy. 13-17)"
By the Angel, it's a new series from the reigning queen of schmaltzy forbidden love against a backdrop of geysering green ichor. Read full book review >