Search Results: "James Reese"


BOOK REVIEW

THE BOOK OF SHADOWS by James Reese
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2002

"Harry Potter for oversexed Wicca freaks. Masochists, hermaphrodites and nun-fetishists unite!"
Debut supernatural vampire/witch superdrama whose lesson seems to be that sex is better when (1) it's a sin, (2) it hurts, and (3) it involves barely adolescent girls. Read full book review >

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Released: April 10, 2012

"While overall appeal may be limited, it will hook patient readers by the palpable sense of foreboding established early on, and they will enjoy the gradual build of suspense in this gritty and layered novel. (Historical fiction. 12-18)"
A reworking of the classic tale of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde imagines his beastly transformation is achieved at the hands of a desperate young woman in this slowly paced thriller that's steeped in historical detail. Read full book review >

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THE DRACULA DOSSIER by James Reese
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Gore and gothic trappings mask a thin, wobbly plot."
Reese (The Book of Shadows, 2002, etc.) sends Jack the Ripper after Bram Stoker in yet another fog-laden tale of mutilation. Read full book review >

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THE WITCHERY by James Reese
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Pretty prose, but the true magic lies in the narrative's ability to make scheming alchemists, steamy hermaphrodite sex and witchcraft much less exciting than they sound."
The concluding volume of the Herculine trilogy (The Book of Spirits, 2005, etc.), in which a hermaphroditic witch explores her powers and seeks her place in the world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHAKESPEARE300 by James Reese
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: July 20, 2014

"An informed and inviting gloss of the Bard's oeuvre—but best used with some critical or classroom support. (Requires iOS 7 and above.)"
With pithy descriptions and a touch of data analysis, this app provides quick summaries of every Shakespeare play for the Bard fan on the go. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HORIZON by Jenn Reese
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 8, 2014

"A fitting finale for a gripping futurist series whose four multifaceted heroes offer a strong anti-war, pro-diversity message. (Science fiction. 10-16)"
This last volume of the Above World trilogy opens where Mirage (2013) ended, with Aluna, Hoku, Dash and Calli determined to save their genetically modified races from megalomaniac Karl Strand and his technically enhanced Upgrader army. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IMMOLATION by Sam Reese
Released: Nov. 15, 2011

"A page-turning horror story with a few legitimate shocks and plenty of angst."
Set against the backdrop of the modern American South, Reese's supernatural coming-of-age tale brims with horror and revenge. Read full book review >

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TOPPING FROM BELOW by Laura Reese
Released: June 16, 1995

"Not really erotic, but likely to be talked about. (First printing of 100,000; Literary Guild alternate selection)"
Erotic suspense—or so it's billed—about a woman's introduction to sadomasochism while seeking her sister's murderer. Read full book review >

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MIRAGE by Jenn Reese
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 12, 2013

"A powerful sequel with sustained themes of friendship and honor. (Science fiction. 10-14)"
In this sequel to Above World (2012), best friends Aluna and Hoku pursue their quest to prevent power-mad Karl Strand from controlling a futuristic world in which genetically modified races live in the oceans, skies and deserts. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ABOVE WORLD by Jenn Reese
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 14, 2012

"Imaginative and riveting. (Science fiction. 10-14)"
In a future world in which habitable space has been exhausted, Humans have physically modified to survive in the skies, oceans and deserts. Living in the hidden City of Shifting Tides, 13-year-old Aluna heroically strives to save the ocean-dwelling Coral Kampii when their lives are threatened by destructive forces in the Above World. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VICTORIOUS! by Darnnell D. Reese
NON-FICTION
Released: May 23, 2017

"An often helpful work that uses the 'bullies' and 'mean girls' of the Bible to show readers how to overcome their modern-day counterparts."
A guide to dealing with bullying that draws inspiration from biblical stories. Read full book review >