Search Results: "Castle Builders"


BOOK REVIEW

CREATION by Castle Builders
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"Half-baked dogma served with a heaping dose of glitchy kitsch; the creation story deserves better. (iPad storybook app. 7-11)"
A tawdry, bug-ridden account of the Biblical creation story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GAME OF CLONES by M.E.  Castle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"Once again, this Clone Chronicles novel strikes just the right balance between over-the-top adventure and real-life middle school drama. A character-driven, action-packed success. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
It's a clone-apalooza in Palo Alto as Fisher Bas and his much cooler clone, Two, return to life at Wampalog Middle School (Cloneward Bound, 2013). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE STAR SHACK by Lila Castle
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2010

"A starry-eyed, beachy, light romance. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
The rainy beach town of Gingerbread is Pete and Annabelle's summer home. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DECEPTION COVE by Jayne Castle
ROMANCE
Released: Aug. 27, 2013

"Another successful, absorbing winner from Castle. With dust bunnies."
Alice North spent one honeymoon on Rainshadow Island, after which her husband turned up dead; still dealing with the ramifications of that marriage of convenience, she isn't too keen on entering into another one, no matter how powerful, protective or sexy Drake Sebastian is. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY LIFE AND ADVENTURES by Castle Freeman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"There are some suggestions of final plot twists, but Freeman's latest (after (Judgment Hill, 1997, etc.), wonderfully written and finely wrought, remains a fictional memoir more of a place than a person."
Diffuse tale of life in small-town Vermont, narrated by a man who hints at mysteries in his past without satisfactorily exploring them. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PROFESSOR by Terry Castle
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Jan. 19, 2010

"A sharply written, deeply personal collection."
Critic and cultural commentator Castle (English/Stanford Univ.; Boss Ladies, Watch Out!: Essays on Women, Sex and Writing, 2002, etc.) delivers a vibrant series of essays on art, travel and the personal relationships in her life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

POPULAR CLONE by M.E.  Castle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"An inventive new take on the traditional bully story. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
What happens when you take one lovable-but-nerdy sixth grader and add a little mad scientist and a smattering of tween James Bond? You get Fisher Bas, a 12-year-old genius who's seen the inside of one too many toilet bowls thanks to the Vikings, Wampalog Middle School's infamous band of bullies. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BEGINNING OF AFTER by Jennifer Castle
FICTION
Released: Sept. 6, 2011

"An honest look at grief that is both achingly real and powerfully hopeful. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
SAT prep and prom dreams consume 16-year-old Laurel's life, but all that changes the night her brother and parents are killed in a car accident. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Unjust "Justice" by Edward Castle
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 21, 2011

"Despite its literary shortcomings, this volume could add to the ongoing discussion about the treatment of the mentally ill by the justice system."
A debut book examines the case of a young man imprisoned for a crime committed while in the grip of mental illness. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MURDER BY MISRULE by Anna Castle
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 8, 2014

"A laugh-out-loud mystery that will delight fans of the genre."
Lawyer, scientist and original Renaissance man Francis Bacon enlists four high-spirited law students to help solve a murder and secure his return to Queen Elizabeth's favor. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Ice Dance by Kent Castle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 9, 2013

"An enjoyable romance on ice."
Passions flare both on and off the ice in this first installment of a planned romance series by Castle, a former NASA engineer and "figure skating insider." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STARCROSSED IN <i>ROMEO AND JULIET</i> by M.E.  Castle
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 23, 2017

"While the concept of introducing children to Shakespeare is one with a long history, this volume's plot, language, and setting are so far removed from the source material that it utterly fails in that aim. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Books are capable of transporting readers to other worlds in more than the metaphorical sense in this entry in the new Fakespeare series from Castle. Read full book review >