Search Results: "J.S. Lewis"


BOOK REVIEW

INVASION by J.S. Lewis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 4, 2011

"Fine for breakneck-adventure addicts but not so wonderful if readers expect real characters and emotion. (Thriller. 10-15)"
Comic Book Characters Come to Life! Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: June 7, 2010

"Sloppy all around. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Aiming to be a steampunk action/adventure with a faerie element and a side of gaming, this opener of the second Grey Griffins series is a congested mess of overwritten prose, weak descriptions and inflated dangers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE REVENGE OF THE SHADOW KING by Derek Benz
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2006

"Not a bad option for fans of the genre. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
A collectible card game introduces Max and his friends to the battle against ancient evil in this undistinguished but entertaining series opener. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"This amalgam of Norse mythology, Arthurian legends, the Dracula story and others is chaotic and somewhat incoherent—but the fast-paced adventure and slightly gross-out magic will keep some readers enthralled. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
The war between good and evil is entangled in the war between Max Sumner's estranged parents in this sequel to The Revenge of the Shadow King (2006). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE RELIC HUNTERS by Derek Benz
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2011

"There's a lot better out there than this. (Steampunk. 11-13)"
A teeming cast, a mare's nest of plotlines and characters with ambiguous agendas muddle this sequel to The Brimstone Key (2010). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"Max's journey is full of plot holes, flat characters, awkward prose and trite conclusions, but the fast-paced adventure will entertain fantasy readers. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
The Grey Griffins series continues in this middle-of-the-road fantasy adventure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ASSASSIN’S PACT  by J.S. Skye
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 28, 2017

"A spirited, if business-heavy, addition to this bear-centric fantasy series."
Skye (Churchianity Pandemic: The Blood, 2017, etc.) pits Flurry the bear against cat assassins in the latest installment of his children's fantasy series.Read full book review >

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THE CAPTAIN'S FIRE by J.S. Marcus
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"Intelligent, darkly funny, yet much like East Berlin itself- -chaotic, disconcerting, and incomplete."
A long, bleak tale of the disillusionment of a young American Jewish bisexual in East Berlin after the collapse of the wall, from the talented author of the story collection The Art of Cartography (1991). Read full book review >

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MURDER IN THE ROUGH by J.S. Borthwick
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 25, 2002

"Dopey plotting, cranky characters, but lavish detail about the accoutrements of $5,000 bicycles."
English teacher/inadvertent homicide sleuth Sarah Deane (Coup de Grace, 2000, etc.) once again finds herself surrounded by bodies, this time while visiting her husband Alex's parents, John and Elspeth, in their new digs at Maine's Ocean Tide leisure community. Read full book review >

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THE BRIDLED GROOM by J.S. Borthwick
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 15, 1994

"No joy, except for dedicated horse-lovers."
Nice but nosy English teacher Sarah Deane (Dude on Arrival, etc.), newly married to Dr. Alex McKenzie, is embroiled in the problems of her neighbors in Union, Maine. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MORVELLIS by J.S. Alexander
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 24, 2013

"A focused mystery, simultaneously satisfying and unsettling."
A concise, hauntingly realistic murder mystery. Read full book review >