Search Results: "Jeremy Jordan King"


BOOK REVIEW

IN STONE by Jeremy Jordan King
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"A tedious, poorly plotted slog with very little resolution. (Urban fantasy. 14-18)"
In a disjointed and needlessly morose tale, a gargoylelike creature protects a mopey 20-something from gay bashers. Read full book review >

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A READING YEAR: JUDGING CRIME WORKS BY DIFFERENT STANDARDS
by J. Kingston Pierce

Back when I began writing for Kirkus Reviews, almost half a decade ago, I had an editor who was frequently after me to publish lists of things—rundowns of especially dependable crime novelists, or books I’d like to read again for the first time, or once-popular detectives about whom I thought more should be written. “People like to read lists,” ...


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KING GROSSMAN
by Poornima Apte

King Grossman had just returned from participating in the Dakota Access Pipeline protests when Kirkus caught up with him. His desire to become an active citizen informs the backbone of his debut indie venture, Letters to Alice. The novel has a feel for the zeitgeist of our times with Occupy Wall Street and the Arab Spring woven into its threads ...


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KICKSTART YOUR SUMMER READING WITH THESE MUST-READ SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY BOOKS
by John DeNardo

Ah, the call of summer. A time of beaches, vacations, and good old-fashioned relaxing. For readers, summer is the start of Serious Reading Season. If you're looking for a good summer read, start with one of these science fiction and fantasy titles, which include weird western adventure, a family with psychic abilities, a creepy and surreal carnival, a shadowy ...


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BOOK REVIEW

ME HUNGRY! by Jeremy Tankard
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2008

"You buy! (Picture book. 4-6)"
"Me hungry!" whines a Stone Age lad. Read full book review >

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GRUMPY BIRD by Jeremy Tankard
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2007

"Since imitation is a trademark of toddlerhood, keep this energetic picture book in mind for wee storytime members. (Picture book. 1-4)"
Bird is grumpy. Read full book review >

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21 by Jeremy Iversen
FICTION
Released: March 1, 2005

"Instead, there's only choppy prose for a disaffected protagonist. (Fiction. YA)"
Sparse, artsy language illustrates partier Bret's 21st birthday. Read full book review >

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THE FATE OF AFRICA by Jeremy Harding
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 12, 1993

"Harding's empathy for his subjects' suffering is creditable, but their fate, as well as that of the continent he so obviously loves, get losts in a text that wanders, jumps, and never quite gets in focus. (Maps)"
A series of set-pieces that graphically illustrate—but less successfully illuminate—the terrible tangle of ancient legacies and contemporary politics that threaten Africa. Read full book review >

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SECONDWORLD by Jeremy Robinson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 22, 2012

"The Nazis are determined to have the last gruesome laugh in this efficient doomsday thriller."
One of the only survivors of a bizarre holocaust in Miami caused by lethal red flakes falling from the sky, NCIS agent Lincoln Miller must defuse a late-developing plot hatched by the Nazis to reboot the planet with Aryans by killing everyone else. Read full book review >

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MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 17, 1996

"A curiosity that will interest obsessive fans but confuse the uninitiated. (150 two-color illustrations; 1 gatefold)"
Fans of Mary Shelley's novel and the many movies it's engendered will find little new in this lavishly designed faux journal by the famously mad scientist. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 6, 2010

"An able, imaginative work of kinship and family."
London Review of Books contributing editor Harding (The Uninvited: Refugees at the Rich Man's Gate, 2000, etc.) seeks his birth mother after 50 years. Read full book review >