Search Results: "Josin L. McQuein"


BOOK REVIEW

ARCLIGHT by Josin L. McQuein
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 23, 2013

"A tension-filled read for those who wait. (Dystopian adventure. 12 & up)"
In a dystopian future colony that holds back the monsters that have taken over the world, a girl tries to find her place. Read full book review >

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MERIDIAN by Josin L. McQuein
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 22, 2014

"Worldbuilding and characterization are the highlights of this inventive post-apocalyptic adventure. (Science fiction. 12-18)"
This sequel to Arclight (2013) continues the apocalyptic story of a colony that has survived an invasion of nanites that absorbed most of the human race. Read full book review >

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GOOSEBUMPS
by Leila Roy

When sleep finally comes, I sink into a murky world of shadows. There is a tunnel before me, with bright light in the distance. The ground rumbles. White fog surrounds me. My heart is pounding. Something is coming, but I do not know what, and only feel its presence, a terrible shadow that slithers along the ground, leaving a trail ...

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BOOK REVIEW

THE BRILLIANT WORLD OF TOM GATES by L. Pichon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"Tom may be brilliant, but he's unlikely to unseat Greg Heffley in American hearts. (Graphic/fiction hybrid. 7-11)"
The winner of the 2011 Roald Dahl Funny Prize for readers ages 7 to 11 makes its way across the pond. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HERO by L. L. Anderson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 21, 2014

"An entertaining ghost story with a discerning, perceptive examination of actions and consequences in the here and hereafter."
A cop killed in the line of duty lingers as a ghost to help his troubled daughter and to solve a murder case in Anderson's debut supernatural thriller. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Assignment:  Tripoli by L. L. Zimmerman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 12, 2006

"A warm, well-rendered historical appreciation of Libya's rich culture."
Zimmerman offers a warm, engaging memoir of her two years in Libya during the 1950s as a housewife in a foreign land. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PERFECT TEN by L. Philips
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 6, 2017

"Very light, occasionally enjoyable, but insubstantial guy chick-lit. (Romance. 14-18)"
A quest for the perfect boyfriend is rife with imperfection. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE PANDA by L. Rigo
illustrated by L. Rigo
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2010

"Leave this one behind. (Board book. 18 mos.-4)"
A panda-shaped book has immediate appeal, but this pallid effort fails to provide engagement beyond the cover. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

What's In It For Me? by John L.
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 21, 2015

"An affecting account of rough times and recovery."
John L. describes his journey toward sobriety and faith in this debut recovery memoir. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Young readers who persevere might be interested enough to read the coming sequels. (Historical fiction. 9-14)"
A lackluster historical novel whose first 100 pages are taken up entirely in exposition and scene-setting. Read full book review >