Search Results: "Jonathan Cross"


BOOK REVIEW

OCEAN COMMANDER by Jonathan Cross
Released: March 31, 2011

"A blithe, goofy, hit-and-miss fantasia."
In this maritime adventure, a castaway meets a ghost and discovers that his spiritual apotheosis involves strafing bad guys from a glitzy yacht. Read full book review >

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VORTEX by Julie Cross
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 15, 2013

"Disappointing. (Science fiction. 14 & up)"
In the sequel to Tempest (2012), Jackson Meyer is now an agent-in-training, working for a top-secret branch of the CIA. Read full book review >

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KILL ME SOFTLY by Sarah Cross
Released: April 10, 2012

"Clever fun. (Fantasy. 14 & up)"
A girl struggles to escape her fairy-tale fate in this suspenseful fantasy. Read full book review >

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Released: June 1, 2012

"Surprising, vivid and cohesive—the work of a pro. (Steampunk. 13 & up)"
A steampunk adventure in which an omniscient narrator delves into multiple heads and a quartet of friends take lurid risks to save their fifth counterpart. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"Readers should start with the first installment to absorb this grimly mesmerizing and fascinatingly unusual series. (Fantasy. YA)"
What began as outdoor survival here turns eerily psychological as Cross wraps up this grippingly original series. Read full book review >

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THE GREAT AMERICAN ELEPHANT CHASE by Gillian Cross
ANIMALS
Released: April 15, 1993

"The book has won Britain's Smarties Prize. (Fiction. 10-14)"
An author of splendidly complex, challenging thrillers (Wolf, 1990, Carnegie Medal) sets a picaresque adventure in 19th- century America. Read full book review >

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OFF THE ICE by Julie Cross
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"An engaging and spicy romance that targets sports fans but with a well-developed arc suitable for aficionados of YA love stories."
In a small Minnesota town where life centers on hockey, a past trauma binds two childhood friends together, eventually leading to a close relationship in this YA novel. Read full book review >

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SKYLAR ROBBINS by Carrie Cross
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 6, 2014

"A sometimes entertaining but predictable story."
In the second book of the Skylar Robbins Series, a young sleuth seeks for hidden jewels on the property of her new house while dealing with middle school life. Read full book review >

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THE PUZZLED HEART by Amanda Cross
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

Hold on to your hats: Kate Fansler's husband, law prof Reed Amhearst, has been kidnapped. Read full book review >

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THE ODYSSEY by Gillian Cross
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"Next to the exhilarating renditions of Rosemary Sutcliff (The Wanderings of Odysseus, 1996) and Geraldine McCaughrean (Odysseus, 2004), this version makes bland reading, and the contorted art is, at best a poor match. (afterword, maps) (Illustrated classic. 11-13)"
An anemic retelling of the epic is paired to crabbed, ugly illustrations. Read full book review >

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THE WHITE GUARDIAN by Ronald Anthony Cross
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 19, 1998

"A mediocre fantasy that owes little to logic and much to authorial whim; still, fans of the previous books will certainly want to investigate."
Third in Cross's series (The Fourth Guardian, 1994; The Lost Guardian, 1995) about the guardians of the four Stones of Power, these actually being four pieces of a single god-wrought Stone that in Roman times was split among Corbo, Popillius, Drusilla, and Germanicus. Read full book review >

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POPE JOAN by Donna Woolfolk Cross
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"Still, what seems a too facile rendering of a complex story might certainly appeal as light summer reading."
A remarkable woman uses her considerable intellect—and more than a little luck—to rise from humble origins to become the only female Pope, in this breakneck adventure from newcomer Cross. Read full book review >