Search Results: "Eric Devine"


BOOK REVIEW

PRESS PLAY by Eric Devine
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"Too long, too simple. (Fiction. 12-16)"
An intense cult surrounding an all-state high school lacrosse team is slowly exposed by the school's largest student. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TAP OUT by Eric Devine
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"This is bound to have huge appeal to kids whose lives are being mirrored, and it may prompt luckier readers to take some positive action. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
A boy who knows only grinding despair finds hope within the walls of a gym. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOOK PAST by Eric Devine
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"A solid serial-killer thriller for horror fans who'd like to root for the queer kid. (Thriller. 13 & up)"
Sweet, popular Mary, the pastor's daughter, has been viciously murdered, and the killer makes it clear that it's because of her relationship with Avery, a transgender boy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ATTITUDE IS EVERYTHING by Conor Devine
Released: Jan. 26, 2013

"A deeply personal memoir that will likely cheer those suffering from chronic illnesses."
In this debut memoir, Irish surveyor Devine recounts his struggle to come to terms with multiple sclerosis. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Sleeping Between the Rails by Carroll Devine
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 4, 2016

"A book full of vivid descriptions of adventures from Spain to Thailand that later descends jarringly into horror."
A memoir of a five-and-a-half year sojourn through some of the world's more exotic, and dangerous, places. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SCOTTISH NATION by T.M. Devine
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 8, 1999

"A must read for anyone interested in Scotland's history."
A comprehensive, lucidly written history of Scotland, a nation that despite its small size has had a disproportionate impact on the world's intellectual and industrial development. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 22, 2012

"A Christianity-infused work that begins as a moral argument but devolves into exhaustive proselytizing."
Devine, in his nonfiction debut, argues for the Judeo-Christian ideal of forgiveness over the "principle of self-interest." Read full book review >

BLOG POST

MISSING SENSES
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for Not If I See You First by Eric Lindstrom

Cover Story: Secret Message

BFF Charm: Big Sister

Swoonworthy Scale: 5

Talky Talk: Real Talk

Bonus Factor: Friendships

Relationship Status: See You Later, Alligator

 

Cover Story: Secret Message

At first, I assumed that the Braille on the cover—side note: if the dots aren’t actually raised on the ...


Read the full post >

BOOK REVIEW

THE VOICES OF HEAVEN by Maija Rhee Devine
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 2013

"A complex, uniquely Korean love story that shouldn't be missed."
In Devine's debut novel, war and traditional Confucianism tear apart an idyllic Korean family. Read full book review >

BLOG POST

COLOR COMMENTARY
by Julie Danielson

I’ve always found it difficult to answer the what’s-your-favorite-color question, as the answer depends entirely on my mood. (I like deep blues for more contemplative times, but I need sunny yellow to help wake me in the mornings.)

Perhaps it’s even harder for artists to pick a favorite color. Is it like asking them to pick a favorite child? I ...


Read the full post >

BOOK REVIEW

GOOD HUNTING by Jack Devine
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 3, 2014

"Devine's attention to detail translates into a finely delineated memoir of his selective undercover tradecraft."
Veteran CIA covert operative Devine highlights his career foiling trouble from Chile to Afghanistan. The book was co-authored by Houston Chronicle managing editor Loeb (King's Counsel: A Memoir of War, Espionage, and Diplomacy in the Middle East, 2011, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RUTABAGA THE ADVENTURE CHEF by Eric Colossal
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 24, 2015

"Colossal's debut outing is a cheerful if unexceptional popcorn read. (Graphic adventure. 8-11)"
In a land with dragons and other monsters, a happy-go-lucky chef can also be a hero. Read full book review >