Search Results: "Jeyn Roberts"


BOOK REVIEW

THE BODIES WE WEAR by Jeyn Roberts
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 23, 2014

"Not perfectly constructed, but Faye's strong yet flawed character is worth getting to know. (Faye's training schedule, watchwords, playlist) (Fiction. 14-18)"
Faye, forced to become a drug addict at 11, now craves revenge against the men who first fed her Heam. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DARK INSIDE by Jeyn Roberts
ADVENTURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Well-balanced, realistic suspense. (Post-apocalyptic suspense. 12 & up)"
After an apocalypse of devastating earthquakes and murderous mobs, four teenagers struggle to survive. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RAGE WITHIN by Jeyn Roberts
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"Pulse-pounding tension. (Post-apocalyptic suspense. 12 & up)"
Galloping suspense dominates this riveting sequel to post-apocalyptic Dark Inside (2011). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHEN THEY FADE by Jeyn Roberts
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"A satisfying read that tackles heavy issues and is never weighed down by them. (Paranormal suspense. 14-18)"
Canadian author Roberts delivers a modern ghost story. Read full book review >

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GRATEFUL FOR ROMANCE—AND SUSPENSE!
by Bobbi Dumas

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

It’s been a tough month for a lot of people, and I’ve been thinking how wonderful it is to have really good books to sink into, especially the kind that offer hope and a guaranteed happy-ever-after. I know when I look at my many to-be-read and to-be-listened to queues, I find myself turning more and more to ...


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BOOK REVIEW

RAPUNZEL by Lynn Roberts
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Those under 30 may miss many of the cultural references, but even in this fractured form it's good to see the classic tale stayin' alive, stayin' alive. (illustrator's note) (Picture book/folktale. 8-10, adult)"
Having found an audience—an adult one, at least—for Cinderella: An Art Deco Love Story (2001), the Roberts sibs put a differently styled, but equally stylish twist on another folktale romance. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FACTS OF LIFE by Jillian Roberts
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 30, 2013

"Here, 'just enough' is not enough in either form or content. (iPad informational app. 3-6)"
"Just enough" information about the titular facts is the stated goal for this well-intentioned offering from a Canadian psychologist. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DIRTY BERTIE by David Roberts
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"Young readers may respond with a polite 'eeewww' or two, but neither the staring eyes in the cartoon illustrations, nor the rigidly judgmental approach, is likely to spark much beyond that. (Picture book. 5-8)"
In what amounts to a No, David! knockoff, another child with a pop-eyed, oversized head earns repeated, large-type choruses of "No, Bertie! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE RED by Lynn Roberts
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"No, this isn't likely to replace traditional versions—but it should nonetheless draw a chuckle or two. (Picture book/folktale. 6-8)"
The Roberts' third style-conscious folktale remake transforms Little Red into a boy, places him in late 18th-century America and sends him through the woods to Grandma's with a jug of ginger ale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY 13TH SEASON by Kristi Roberts
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2005

"The conclusion hits just the right note, allowing new happiness and the promise of more. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Fran and her father had a close relationship that revolved around their mutual love of baseball. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHAT'S FOR DINNER? by Michael Roberts
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 18, 1992

Roberts, executive chef at Trumps restaurant in L.A., presents recipes for the dishes he likes to cook at home. Read full book review >