Search Results: "J. Anderson Coats"


BOOK REVIEW

THE MANY REFLECTIONS OF MISS JANE DEMING by J. Anderson Coats
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"Ignore the lackluster title and cover. This one's a keeper. (Historical fiction. 8-14) "
A hardscrabble frontier girl finds happiness in hard work and compromise. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

R IS FOR REBEL by J. Anderson Coats
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 20, 2018

"An intriguing premise that doesn't quite carry through. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A girl fights to rebel against state-sanctioned indoctrination in this dystopian novel with a historical feel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 17, 2012

"Brilliant: a vision of history before the victors wrote it. (historical note) (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
Two girls of very different degree are brought together unwillingly by the English conquest of Wales. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

Budding scientists will surely draw inspiration from this biography of Linnaeus, whom Anderson dubs ``the greatest botanist of all time.'' Linnaeus and his world—18th-century Sweden—may seem far removed from most middle-graders' experiences, but Anderson creates a dramatic narrative fully capable of keeping readers enthralled. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KILLER RIFF by Sheryl J. Anderson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 6, 2007

"Anderson's overplotted fourth is not for readers who expect the solution to make sense."
An advice columnist's long-awaited promotion to the features section begins with an article about a late rock icon's possibly murderous family. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KILLER HEELS by Sheryl J. Anderson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 12, 2004

"Delicious dialogue between Molly and her buds leaves barely enough room for detection—or much of anything else."
Life is good in Anderson's yuppie-themed debut, even when murder imperils your wardrobe. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HORIZON STORMS by Kevin J. Anderson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 29, 2004

"While the series has been compared to Robert Jordan's apparently endless Wheel of Time, the Star Wars movies (which Anderson has novelized) are equally plausible models."
Third in Anderson's sprawling space-opera series (A Forest of Stars, 2003, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UNNATURAL ACTS by Kevin J. Anderson
Released: Dec. 24, 2012

"As exhaustingly inventive and jokey as Dan's debut. Think of the entire first season of True Blood on fast forward."
Another full caseload for Dan Shamble, the zombie detective who was just warming up when he solved his own murder in Death Warmed Over (2012). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HIDDEN EMPIRE by Kevin J. Anderson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 24, 2002

"Loyalists will leap aboard and groan with delight at a cliffhanger ending that arrives all too soon."
Anderson has keyboarded installments beyond number of the Star Wars, X-Files, and, with Brian Herbert, Dune series, hitting the bestseller lists, which he's also hit in novels with L. Ron Hubbard, Doug Beason, the SF anthology Dogged Persistence (2001), and, most recently, a solo novel, Hopscotch (2002). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LAST DAYS OF KRYPTON by Kevin J. Anderson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Sci-fi of Miltonic ambition."
Apocalypse Then. Its prose aptly—on occasion annoyingly—portentous, this Superman prequel is action-packed, depicting a lost world in fanatic detail. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DOGGED PERSISTENCE by Kevin J. Anderson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2001

"Shining invention and talent and style."
Eighteen fantasy and SF stories by Anderson, a veteran novelizer and author with Doug Beason of several thrillers (Ignition, 1997, etc.). Read full book review >