Search Results: "Christopher Pike"


BOOK REVIEW

CHRISTOPHER by Tomie dePaola
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 15, 1994

"The carefully composed scenes are spare and powerful; though the telling is unremarkable, the art speaks for itself. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The story of Reprobus, the huge man who came to be known as Christopher, patron saint of travelers. Read full book review >

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CHRISTOPHER by Allison Burnett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 8, 2003

"At times both acid-tinged and unbelievably sweet, a hopeless love's lament."
A lethargic Lothario does what he can to bring his cute, depressed neighbor around to a love affair. Read full book review >

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FALLING by Christopher Pike
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"Gussied up with Kelly's allusions to world mythology and lines from Dante, this is stylishly written, but it's the corkscrew plotting and twisted imagination that provide the (guilty) pleasures here."
Gruesome serial killings, a faked death, kidnapping, pervy sex, mind games and a revenge fantasy—pretty sick, but pretty sensational. Read full book review >

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THE SEASON OF PASSAGE by Christopher Pike
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1992

"Not without its ups and downs but, at its best, both riveting and a back-prickler."
Pike (Sati, 1990) leaves behind the young YA horror/suspense field to show what he can do with horror for adults and scores strongly—in a novel that covers many genres: suspense/fantasy/sf/horror. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STRANGE GIRL by Christopher Pike
Released: Nov. 17, 2015

"Pensive teen readers might appreciate the book's philosophical questions about the concept of advaita, the recognition of one's 'true self,' but this work better suits Pike's original fans—fans who are far removed from the teenage experience. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)"
An enigmatic new arrival turns the life of a high school rocker upside down. Read full book review >

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BLACK KNIGHT by Christopher Pike
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 2, 2014

"Those overlooking its heroine will enjoy the plot's new spin on the familiar tropes. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)"
Before new witch Jessie Ralle can get the hang of the parallel-world-hopping double life introduced in Witch World (2012), she's tossed into a paranormal version of The Hunger Games. Read full book review >

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WITCH WORLD by Christopher Pike
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"Underdeveloped characters, a dull plot with high page count and hollow moralizing make for very little to recommend. (Thriller. 14 & up)"
Jessica Ralle expected her graduation trip to Las Vegas to go smoothly—a little bit of drinking, some entertainment and a smidge of gambling before going off to UCLA—but…. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET OF KA by Christopher Pike
FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"The soap-opera model has propelled Pike through the literary world, and there's no reason to change now. (Fantasy/thriller. 12 & up)"
Fifteen-year-old Sara Sashee Wilcox developed a major crush on Amesh Demir moments before she tried to take a package from him in the lobby of a Turkish hotel. Read full book review >

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THE BLIND MIRROR by Christopher Pike
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2003

"Overstuffed and not above occasional silliness, but a rattling good read, almost as entertaining as Stephen King in medium-high gear."
An artist is hired to design the cover of a horror novel—and finds himself inadvertently trafficking with the supernatural. Read full book review >

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THE COLD ONE by Christopher Pike
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1995

"The gory details make this adequately spooky, but the plot is too ludicrously far-fetched for the novel to be truly harrowing. (Author tour)"
Pike's (The Season of Passage, 1992, etc.) briskly paced new sci-fi/fantasy/horror endeavor. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS by Charlotte Yue
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 1992

"Bibliography; children's books for further reading; index. (Nonfiction. 9+)"
An incisive look at the tools, knowledge, and personal qualities that made Columbus's first voyage possible. Read full book review >

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LIPMAN PIKE by Richard Michelson
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 2011

"An insight into baseball and America that is at once historical and timeless. (author's note) (Picture book. 6-10)"
Lipman Pike played "Base" every chance he could get in his Brooklyn neighborhood. Read full book review >