Search Results: "J.R. Johansson"


BOOK REVIEW

PARANOIA by J.R. Johansson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 8, 2014

"A worthy sequel to an imaginative new series. (Paranormal suspense. 12-18)"
This sequel to Insomnia (2013) takes readers further into the minds of the Night Walkers. Read full book review >

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INSOMNIA by J.R. Johansson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 8, 2013

"The premise combines with the tension resulting from Parker's psychological quandary to keep pulses pounding. (Suspense. 12 & up)"
Parker has been unable to sleep for three years, ever since he began to inhabit the dreams of other people. Read full book review >

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CUT ME FREE by J.R. Johansson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"A thriller tracing the evolution of a strong-willed protagonist as she rallies against the demons of her past, dampened by forced romance. (Thriller. 12-18)"
After escaping abuse at the hands of her parents, one girl must fight to save herself and those closest to her from a new threat. Read full book review >

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MANIA by J.R. Johansson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 8, 2015

"Less mystery but more action finishes the trilogy. (Paranormal suspense. 12-18)"
This conclusion to the Night Walkers trilogy turns into a shoot-'em-up without abandoning its original paranormal premise. Read full book review >

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THE ROW by J.R. Johansson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"A great hook with deeply unsatisfying follow-through.(Mystery. 14-18)"
A girl learns a devastating truth. Read full book review >

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MUSIC AND CRIME by J.R. Creech
Released: April 3, 1989

A minor-key first novel set in L.A.'s jazz world that's as brassy and self-consciously hip as the tunes its hero blows on his saxophone. Read full book review >

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LOST IN AUSTIN by J.R. Ripley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2001

"Ripley also writes as Glenn Meganck, another name to avoid."
Disbarred lawyer Tony Kozol (Skulls of Sedona, not reviewed), who ekes out a living as a so-so guitar player, considers himself lucky to have landed on the cross-country tour with Clint Cash and the Cowhands when real guitarist Brian Love breaks his arm. Read full book review >

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Q Codes by J.R. Mathiassen
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A stupefying sci-fi meditation on mind and matter."
Fabulous computing technologies render profound intellectual concepts totally indecipherable in this debut sci-fi head-scratcher. Read full book review >

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ZOMBIE by J.R. Angelella
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 5, 2012

"All of the weirdness adds up to not very much, and Angelella has an irksome habit of nudging the reader in the ribs with his wit and cleverness."
Angelella creates a weird brew here, featuring an eight-fingered priest, pill and sex addicts, cultish rituals and the Byron Hall Catholic High School for Boys. Read full book review >

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THE OSTERMANN HOUSE by J.R. Klein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 19, 2017

"What starts out as a standard ghost story becomes a fun, unpredictable thriller."
Klein (Frankie Jones, 2016) offers a haunted-house tale with a twist. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AMONG THE DEAD by J.R.  Backlund
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"A procedural with a complex heroine and a torrid pace. This series kickoff is at once credible, moving, and suspenseful."
Murder and politics make uneasy bedfellows in this gripping debut. Read full book review >

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THE JUGHEADS by J.R. Helton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"A pedestrian retelling of what it's like to be the son of a jerk."
An angry adolescent boy recounts his life in a teenage wasteland, suffering under the thumb of his incompetent and violent father. Read full book review >