Search Results: "Jayne Castle"


BOOK REVIEW

DECEPTION COVE by Jayne Castle
ROMANCE
Released: Aug. 27, 2013

"Another successful, absorbing winner from Castle. With dust bunnies."
Alice North spent one honeymoon on Rainshadow Island, after which her husband turned up dead; still dealing with the ramifications of that marriage of convenience, she isn't too keen on entering into another one, no matter how powerful, protective or sexy Drake Sebastian is. Read full book review >

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GAME OF CLONES by M.E.  Castle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"Once again, this Clone Chronicles novel strikes just the right balance between over-the-top adventure and real-life middle school drama. A character-driven, action-packed success. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
It's a clone-apalooza in Palo Alto as Fisher Bas and his much cooler clone, Two, return to life at Wampalog Middle School (Cloneward Bound, 2013). Read full book review >

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THE STAR SHACK by Lila Castle
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2010

"A starry-eyed, beachy, light romance. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
The rainy beach town of Gingerbread is Pete and Annabelle's summer home. Read full book review >

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POPULAR CLONE by M.E.  Castle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"An inventive new take on the traditional bully story. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
What happens when you take one lovable-but-nerdy sixth grader and add a little mad scientist and a smattering of tween James Bond? You get Fisher Bas, a 12-year-old genius who's seen the inside of one too many toilet bowls thanks to the Vikings, Wampalog Middle School's infamous band of bullies. Read full book review >

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THE BEGINNING OF AFTER by Jennifer Castle
FICTION
Released: Sept. 6, 2011

"An honest look at grief that is both achingly real and powerfully hopeful. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
SAT prep and prom dreams consume 16-year-old Laurel's life, but all that changes the night her brother and parents are killed in a car accident. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Ice Dance by Kent Castle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 9, 2013

"An enjoyable romance on ice."
Passions flare both on and off the ice in this first installment of a planned romance series by Castle, a former NASA engineer and "figure skating insider." Read full book review >

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MURDER BY MISRULE by Anna Castle
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 8, 2014

"A laugh-out-loud mystery that will delight fans of the genre."
Lawyer, scientist and original Renaissance man Francis Bacon enlists four high-spirited law students to help solve a murder and secure his return to Queen Elizabeth's favor. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Unjust "Justice" by Edward Castle
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 21, 2011

"Despite its literary shortcomings, this volume could add to the ongoing discussion about the treatment of the mentally ill by the justice system."
A debut book examines the case of a young man imprisoned for a crime committed while in the grip of mental illness. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAYA ANGELOU by Jayne Pettit
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"Incredibly, not a word of her poetry or prose appears in this perfunctory rendering. (Biography. 8-11)"
In this dull entry in the Rainbow Biography series, Pettit (A Time to Fight Back, 1996, etc.) sets out to tell the story of a ``remarkable woman who has survived the pain of abandonment, the anguish of child abuse, and the hatred of racial intolerance.'' The abandonment, abuse, and hatred are dutifully chronicled from the time the girl who would become Maya, age three, and her four-year- old brother are shipped off to live in Stamps, Arkansas—Klan country—to her rape in St. Read full book review >

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TOMATO GIRL by Jayne Pupek
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 26, 2008

"Pupek creates a strong voice for Ellie but riddles the story with so many clichés that her novel becomes a caricature of itself."
Poet Pupek's first novel, the story of an 11-year-old girl with a crazy mother and a father who abandons her, lingers in the darkest corners of the Southern-gothic tradition. Read full book review >

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Loogie the Booger Genie by N.E. Castle
Released: April 23, 2013

"A more serious third volume that competently tackles a difficult issue faced by kids."
Loogie, the prince-turned-genie, and his modern master, Charlie, return in an installment about facing bullies—both real and magical. Read full book review >