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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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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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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DULL BOY by Sarah Cross
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2009

"A good bet for all teen sections—just not all superhero fans. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Teenager Avery Pirzwick flies around town each night looking for crimes to stop and people to help with his super strength. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 2006

"A gripping page-turner that begs for the next volume. (Fantasy. YA)"
Cross steps up the pace and urgency in this gravely suspenseful second installment. Read full book review >

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NEW WORLD by Gillian Cross
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: April 15, 1995

"Many questions have been raised by the explosion of cybertechnology and its possible effects on the young; Cross delivers a fast-paced message that techies and Luddites alike will love. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Miriam and Stuart, both 14, are thrilled and honored to be chosen to test the top secret, ultimate new virtual reality game, New World. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 14, 2005

"Not the only Beatles book you'll ever need, but entertaining nonetheless."
A nearly exhaustive chronicle of the Fab Four. Read full book review >