Search Results: "Chuck Wendig"


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MOCKINGBIRD by Chuck  Wendig
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 20, 2015

"Lurid but wildly entertaining urban horror that falls somewhere between Flowers in the Attic and Joe Hill."
Wendig ups the ante in this second novel about a psychic girl pitted against dark forces, malevolent humans, and the twisty nature of fate. Read full book review >

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INVASIVE by Chuck  Wendig
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 16, 2016

"Another rip-roaring, deeply paranoid thriller about the reasons to fear the future."
The world teeters on the brink of destruction once more in this spiritual sequel set in the same world as Wendig's wetwork horror story Zer0es (2015). Read full book review >

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ZER0ES by Chuck  Wendig
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 18, 2015

"An action-packed yet cerebral thriller that lives in that murky nexus between today and the future."
A group of co-opted hackers discovers a secret government experiment gone terribly wrong. Read full book review >

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UNDER THE EMPYREAN SKY by Chuck  Wendig
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 30, 2013

"A thoroughly imagined environmental nightmare with taut pacing and compelling characters that will leave readers eager for more. (Science fiction. 14 & up)"
A chilling post-apocalyptic adventure set on an Earth devastated by poor agricultural practices. Read full book review >

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BLACKBIRDS by Chuck  Wendig
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"A lean, mean fantasy novel that's likely to leave readers dented and bruised."
A young woman cursed with a powerful paranormal ability takes drastic action to escape her fate. Read full book review >

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LULU'S MAGIC WAND by Chuck Richards
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 24, 2012

"Ultimately, the book succeeds in exhausting readers, but whether from adventure or from terror rests with the beholder. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When a consolation prize at an amusement park lands in the hands of little Lulu, her imagination—along with everything in sight—goes wild. Read full book review >

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JUNGLE GYM JITTERS by Chuck Richards
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"The playful, plainly competent George makes a refreshing change of pace from the way dads are usually portrayed. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Equal parts Chris Van Allsburg, Arthur Geisert, and M.C. Escher, the stunningly accomplished art in this tale of a height-sensitive lad facing a truly gonzo jungle gym makes for a riveting read. Read full book review >

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ALPHABET MAGIC by Chuck Murphy
ABC BOOKS
Released: June 1, 1997

"What sells the book is the low-tech morphing of letters into images, and back into letters again. (Board book. 3-7)"
Window peeping is encouraged in this alphabet book of 26 acetate openings; a letter labels each transparent window. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"Art lovers of all ages will revel in this vivid, wonderfully affecting book, which is almost as ingenious and memorable as Close himself. (timeline, glossary, list of resources and illustration credits) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
A magnificent interactive "face book" portrait of the artist. Read full book review >

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AFTER THE RAIN by Chuck Logan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2004

"Overplotted and underimagined. Logan's sixth but far from his best."
Ex-soldier, ex-cop Phil Broker (Vapor Trail, 2003, etc.) is hauled out of semiretirement to chase his wife and a McGuffin, both explosive. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 12, 2008

"For fans only."
An expatriate sportswriter finds comfort, entertainment and perplexity in the big business of British soccer. Read full book review >

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WHO KILLED ART DECO?  by Chuck Barris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2009

"Once he kicks into gear, Barris is as antic in mystery mode as in any other. Like a more linear Tim Dorsey, the former Gong Show host (The Big Question, 2007, etc.) deadpans his way through his detection debut, delivered shotgun style with no twists, turns or detours."
When a Park Avenue swinger is decked in his duplex, it takes an ex-podiatrist to give the killer the boot. Read full book review >