Search Results: "Joe Schreiber"


BOOK REVIEW

CON ACADEMY by Joe Schreiber
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"Quick and entertaining, this comic romp fulfills its promising setup. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A boy from a con-artist family cheats his way into an exclusive private school only to find a rival grifter at work there. Read full book review >

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GAME OVER, PETE WATSON by Joe Schreiber
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 11, 2014

"A progressively silly, retro-geeky action story for the YOLO generation. (Science fiction. 8-14)"
An adventure of video games and spies. Read full book review >

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LENNY CYRUS, SCHOOL VIRUS by Joe Schreiber
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 2, 2013

"Here's hoping readers won't be daunted by it, since there is so much here to enjoy. (Science fiction. 9-13)"
A middle school science genius chooses an unusual way to get the girl. Read full book review >

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AU REVOIR, CRAZY EUROPEAN CHICK by Joe Schreiber
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 24, 2011

"Filled with gratuitous violence, unnecessary vulgarity and unending cliché, this story often slides from merely bad into truly offensive. (Thriller. 14 & up)"
In Schreiber's debut novel for teens, an awkward high-school exchange student morphs into a beautiful assassin, changing a boring prom night into a dangerous race against time. Read full book review >

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PERRY'S KILLER PLAYLIST by Joe Schreiber
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 6, 2012

"An action blockbuster in print form: loud, fun and entirely forgettable. (Thriller. 14 & up)"
The stunning assassin returns, heaping chaos on her lovably obtuse musician as he struggles to complete a European tour (Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick, 2011). Read full book review >

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NO DOORS, NO WINDOWS by Joe Schreiber
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Workmanlike and agreeably absorbing, though lacking genuine thrills or chills."
More New England horror and madness tied to sadistic events in the past from Schreiber (Chasing the Dead, 2006, etc.). Read full book review >

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CHASING THE DEAD by Joe Schreiber
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Grim horror story with a retro feel. Debut author Schreiber lacks finesse, but intermittently registers genuine chills."
A sadistic kidnapper sends a single mother on a harrowing all-night drive through small Massachusetts towns. Read full book review >

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ONCE IN A FULL MOON by Ellen Schreiber
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Dec. 28, 2010

"Still, bland heroine meets not-too-dangerous paranormal creature is a proven formula, and the author follows it faithfully. (Paranormal romance. 12 & up)"
Bestselling paranormal author Schreiber (Vampire Kisses, 2003, etc.) tries her hand at a werewolf love story. Read full book review >

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COMEDY GIRL by Ellen Schreiber
FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Frenetically flaky and mildly humorous, this definitely has teen appeal potential even though librarians may find it wearisome. (Fiction. 12-15)"
Goofy 17-year-old drama queen and comedienne Trixie Shapiro unexpectedly wins a contest at a local Chicago club and immediately is whisked into the stand-up scene. Read full book review >

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PEBBLE BEACH by Mark Schreiber
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 6, 1936

"Bogeys a few holes, but buries enough birdies to break even."
A dying man reminisces while playing golf at storied course Pebble Beach. Read full book review >

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NEXT OF KIN by Joseph Schreiber
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 23, 1994

"But nothing about Nicholas' peril is equal to his demented, tender abductor's unwitting hints at just how disturbing it's going to be."
A 14-year-old boy, impatient with his family's suburban rituals, gets more than his share of the unusual when he's kidnapped by a girl claiming to be his sister. Read full book review >

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VAMPIRE KISSES by Ellen Schreiber
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"Cheesily written, but cute. (Fiction. 10-14)"
An awkwardly endearing tale of teen angst and Goth romance. Read full book review >