Search Results: "Devon Kinch"


BOOK REVIEW

PRETTY PENNY MAKES ENDS MEET by Devon Kinch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 22, 2013

"More than a few pennies shy of a full dollar. (Picture book. 5-8)"
In her latest book, Penny uses her craft skills to help her grandmother pay for some home repairs. Read full book review >

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PRETTY PENNY SETS UP SHOP by Devon Kinch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 28, 2010

"Despite its emphasis on community and sensible behavior, the leitmotif—financial fundamentals are fun—feels desperately forced. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Writing a book about earning money—working, that is—that will engage most young kids is no small potato, which is probably one of the reasons we are a nation of debtors. Read full book review >

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THE REBELS OF NEW SUN by Michael Kinch
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"A satisfying conclusion. (Dystopian adventure. 12-16)"
This conclusion to an exciting dystopia morphs from shoot'em-up into spy thriller as the titular rebels try to bring down the corporate tyranny established in their African territory. Read full book review >

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THE BLENDING TIME by Michael Kinch
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Full of action, this is a compelling, realistic and exciting thriller for more mature young readers. (Science fiction. 14 & up)"
A well-realized, harsh dystopia provides the setting for this exciting debut. Read full book review >

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THE FIRES OF NEW SUN by Michael Kinch
Released: Jan. 8, 2012

"For some great action, this can't be beat. (Dystopian action. 12 & up)"
Three teens fight bandits in a future Africa as they attempt to rebuild civilization on the continent. Read full book review >

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WEDDING NIGHT by Gary Devon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1995

"The fastest read of the seasonprobably even faster than the TV movie it seems destined for."
Devon brings the feverish pace of Bad Desire (1990) to Mary Higgins Clark land in this tale of star-crossed newlyweds. Read full book review >

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THE SECOND DEATH by Scott Devon
FICTION & LITERATURE

"Entertaining, thought-provoking, and original."
In this novel of the afterlife, an average Joe gets the chance to make things right with three figures from his past—and then things get strange. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 7, 2009

"Overwrought at times, but still an entertaining read."
Hidden beings that help humanity unlock their true potential face a threat from within their ranks. Read full book review >

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Released: July 3, 2012

"A high-concept but uneven genre combo."
Monk (Magic Without Mercy, 2012, etc.) delivers the second installment in her genre-blending Age of Steam series. Read full book review >

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Released: April 28, 2011

"Lots of fun and disturbing stuff, even if the story is scattered and unfocused at times."
The hidden seraphic testers of humanity must adjust to drastic changes to their world in the aftermath of 2009's Probability Angels.Read full book review >

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ESCAPE FROM LION'S HEAD by Devon Hughes
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"A compelling page-turner with depth. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
In a futuristic city where the wealthy live in high towers above the poisonous air and citizens are entertained by death matches between hybridized animals, two teens defy the government in hopes of changing their world. Read full book review >