Search Results: "K.M. Johnson-Weider"


BOOK REVIEW

Black Throne Conspiracy by K.M. Johnson-Weider
Released: Jan. 20, 2013

"A complex, addictive sci-fi adventure."
A rich sci-fi mystery thriller set in a technologically advanced and politically corrupt galaxy. Read full book review >

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Released: June 29, 2011

"Clever, fun and occasionally tense, but in more ways than one the West Pacific Supers are their own worst enemy."
In this first installment of Johnson-Weider's planned series, superheroes battle villains for sponsors and media attention on an alternate-history Earth where supers are organized by city like professional sports teams. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHITE HEAT by K.M. Grant
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Purchase where the first volume is popular. (Historical fiction. 12-16)"
Plot advancement defers to character development in this sequel set during the 13th-century Albigensian crusade. Read full book review >

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POOR BADGER by K.M. Peyton
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1992

"Despite some deft writing and the harrowing depiction of the neglected pony, a rather ordinary story with a flat, mildly unlikely conclusion. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A Carnegie winner noted for dramatic, psychologically intricate novels in which horses often play an important role (Flambards, 1968) creates an updated Black Beauty scenario for younger readers: the rescue of a pony whose abuse makes this book more a cautionary tale than a well-plotted story. Read full book review >

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BEHIND THE SONG by K.M. Walton
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"An entertaining-enough collection for adult fans wanting trips down Memory Lane, though perhaps not quite so successful a one for teens. (Anthology. 14-adult)"
A compilation of stories and essays written by authors and musicians sharing the deep influences of music that helped to shape their lives, particularly calling upon their own adolescences. Read full book review >

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TERMINAL POINT by K.M. Ruiz
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 1, 2012

"If this book sounds appealing, then read Mind Storm first to avoid at least some of the confusion."
Continuation of Mind Storm (2011) as "psions," mutants with psychic powers, battle it out over the fate of humanity. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TO ME I WED by K.M.  Jackson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 25, 2017

"Fun and flirty despite its flaws."
Events planner Lily Perry hooks up with sexy chef Vin Caro at her sister's wedding but is determined not to fall under his spell; he's disappointed her before, and she knows the time is right to focus on herself and her growing business, no matter how tempting he might be. Read full book review >

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Cult of Beauty by K.M. Dylan
Released: Nov. 8, 2012

"Erotica fans may be disappointed by this thinly plotted bodice ripper."
Sex and drugs—mostly sex—overpower a young fashion model's luxurious lifestyle in this graphic tale of desire. Read full book review >

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REHUMANIZED DREW by K.M. Baginski
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 13, 2017

"A rich, complex meditation on love and mortality among supernatural beings."
A fallen angel on the run due to an international conspiracy finds himself in love in this second series installment by Baginski (Windstalker, 2015). Read full book review >

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INSERT GROOM HERE by K.M.  Jackson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 27, 2016

"A fun concept with an unconvincing romance, this might have made a better women's fiction outing."
A contestant on a dating show falls for the producer, but does either know what they are getting into? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CRACKED by K.M. Walton
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 6, 2012

"Well-meaning but ineffective melodrama. (Fiction. 12-15)"
In a debut novel utterly devoid of subtlety, a bully and his primary target end up as roommates in a hospital psych ward. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"Even if too many improbable coincidences drive the plot, and the conclusion is an obvious setup for the sequel, it is unlikely that fans of medieval adventure will mind. (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
The allure of glorious lost causes inspires a tale set in 1242 amid the doomed heresy-fueled Occitan resistance to the French monarchy and the Church. Read full book review >