Search Results: "JK Brandon"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 9, 2012

"Sexy, savvy and utterly satisfying."
The first installment of Brandon's saga features Phoenix-based ballistics expert Michael Cole in an un-put-down-able thriller noir. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2004

"Celtic polytheism, Christian monotheism, and scientific rationalism, all tied neatly together into an Irish arabesque."
A natty physical and spiritual geography of Ireland's holy Mount Brandon. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DRAGONWATCH by Brandon Mull
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 14, 2017

"Fans of the series will welcome a new story arc stocked with familiar characters, settings, and adventures. (Fantasy. 12-15)"
After narrowly averting a demon apocalypse in the previous series, Fablehaven sibs Seth and Kendra face a new threat to the world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PIRATES OF THE SEA! by Brandon Dorman
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2011

"As pirate fare goes, this is far from the only ship on the sea, but it does sail along smartly. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A pirate yarn sails familiar territory in satisfyingly rollicking fashion. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 28, 2015

"A thorough and accessible introduction to the complex world of real estate investments."
A detailed, step-by-step manual focuses on investing in rental properties and becoming a landlord. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROGUE KNIGHT by Brandon Mull
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 18, 2014

"A flaccid, phoned-in sequel. (Fantasy. 10-13)"
In this second series installment, young Cole enters the second of five kingdoms in the otherworldly Outskirts, is exposed to a second culture and a second flavor of magic, and battles a second monster made of stolen magic as he continues the search for his fellow earthly kidnappees. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BUDDY SYSTEM by Brandon Hebert
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 21, 2014

"Hebert (Odd Man Out, 2013, etc.) keeps the schemes and double crosses coming so relentlessly that he gives this New Orleans take on The Wire a comic edge even though it's never exactly funny, not even when Lamont tells Jello his steadfast rule: '[D]on't snitch on nobody unless it pays.'"
A pair of New Orleans cops gets the bright idea to lean on some of the bad guys they keep busting for drugs to help them out of a jam. Then the bad guys get the same idea. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SKY RAIDERS by Brandon Mull
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 11, 2014

"Sequels are certain, and they should be welcomed by all who like plenty of 'odd' in their odysseys. (Fantasy. 10-13)"
The creator of the Fablehaven series gets his newest venture off to a literal flying start. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Solarbus Legacy by Nicki Brandon
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 27, 2014

"A thought-provoking read that may soothe readers' apocalyptic anxieties."
Brandon's debut sci-fi novel depicts a stratified, dystopian world as it offers a vision of cooperation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WILD BORN  by Brandon Mull
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"Should satisfy readers hungry for a new fantasy series. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
The appearance of the Four Fallen Great Beasts in Erdas signals the re-emergence of an evil power long forgotten. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ALLOY OF LAW by Brandon Sanderson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Butch Cassidy territory—ignore the tumbleweeds and enjoy."
Sanderson returns to planet Scadrial (The Hero of Ages, 2008, etc.) where, 500 years later, the scenario is a fantasy Wild West where the largest city, Elendel, despite its unpredictable mists, boasts railroads, electric street lighting and nascent skyscrapers. Read full book review >