Search Results: "Kady Cross"


BOOK REVIEW

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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THE GIRL WITH THE WINDUP HEART by Kady Cross
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 27, 2014

"Cross' fans will enjoy this awfully tidy—yet still-satisfying—ending to an intriguing, fast-paced series. (Steampunk. 13 & up)"
Cross concludes her steampunk adventure series with a fourth book wrapping up the fates of her paranormal band of friends who must retrieve one of their own from the otherworldly Aether. Read full book review >

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THE GIRL WITH THE IRON TOUCH by Kady Cross
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 28, 2013

"A well-calculated blend of paranormal romance and genuinely innovative story. (Steampunk. 13 & up)"
A fast-paced steampunk adventure features a band of paranormal teammates who search Victorian streets to find their abducted friend. Read full book review >

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CROSS by Ken Bruen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 4, 2008

"Though Bruen (Priest, 2007, etc.) sometimes nudges noir into bathos, this is dark-side stuff from a master."
Galway private eye Jack Taylor must catch a psychopath who kills by crucifying. Read full book review >

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CROSS by James Patterson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 13, 2006

"The biggest disappointment, though, is an ending that makes you realize you should have skipped this installment and waited for the sequel."
Dr. Alex Cross goes up against the psychopath who killed his wife, with eminently predictable results. Read full book review >

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String's Cross by Guri P. Essen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2015

"A strange, disjointed novel that will sometimes delight readers but mostly flummox them."
A sweeping history of a family with immigrant origins and of a nation in turmoil. Read full book review >

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CROSS ROADS by Wm. Paul Young
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"If Robert James Waller were to don homespun and ride the circuit, this might be the result. The faithful and literarily forgiving might approve."
In which a Gordon Gekko-ish sinner is hauled from the slough of despondency by a very helpful Buddy Christ. Read full book review >

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CRYER'S CROSS by Lisa McMann
FANTASY
Released: Feb. 8, 2011

"The present-tense narration gives the story a sense of immediacy, and the budding romance between Kendall and sexy newcomer Jacián boosts its teen appeal. (Supernatural thriller. 14-18)"
High-school junior Kendall Fletcher begins to have real trouble with her obsessive-compulsive disorder after a freshman girl disappears without a trace from her tiny, rural town. Read full book review >

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TRIPLE CROSS by Mark T. Sullivan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 16, 2009

"Sullivan's predictable plotting, overdrawn characters and overwrought dialogue and description make it hard to take his plot seriously."
Snow and clichés pile up in the latest from Sullivan (The Serpent's Kiss, 2003, etc.). Read full book review >

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TRUE CROSS by T.R. Pearson
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"The ramblings overtake the journey in short order, but fortunately Pearson knows how to string a tale—just not when to quit."
Another shaggy-dog tale from Pearson (Polar, 2002, etc.), past master of the Southern Gothic. Read full book review >

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CROSS-CHECK by Janice Law
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 17, 1997

A ninth challenge for Anna Peters (Backfire, 1994, etc.) and her Washington-based Executive Security, Inc., comes from the professional sports world. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 24, 1997

"But in all, this is a remarkable book that will set a high standard for future studies of religion in the antebellum South."
An eloquent piece of narrative history that seeks to clarify one of American religion's most enduring puzzles: How did the South, once a culture highly resistant to evangelical revivalism, become the ``buckle'' of the Bible Belt? Read full book review >