Search Results: "Kai Meyer"


BOOK REVIEW

ARCADIA FALLS by Kai Meyer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"Snappy dialogue and well-paced excitement bring this adventure to its ambiguous but nevertheless satisfying conclusion. (Paranormal romance. 15 & up)"
The Arcadia trilogy concludes with magic, shootouts, family betrayals and a cruise ship full of monsters: everything that's necessary for a romance about Cosa Nostra shape shifters. Read full book review >

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ARCADIA BURNS by Kai Meyer
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"Mafiosa Rosa is rarely likable, but this tough survivor takes control of her own life, determined not to be controlled, assaulted, lied to or—quite literally—devoured. (Paranormal romance. 14-16)"
A shape-shifting Mafia capo insists on romance amid dark family mysteries. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: May 6, 2008

"Purchase where interest in the first two demands. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
A swashbuckling fantasy trilogy trudges toward a formulaic conclusion in which a mythical city girds for a hopeless battle against overwhelming forces, hoping to provide sufficient diversion to cover the desperate quest of two unlikely heroes to destroy Ultimate Evil. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: May 8, 2007

"Even scurvy lubbers will hoist a mizzen for this merry yarn. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Shiver me timbers, Meyer's back with another firecracker freebooting fantasy. Read full book review >

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ARCADIA AWAKENS by Kai Meyer
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 14, 2012

"Paranormal romance jumps the weresnake. (Paranormal romance. 14-16)"
When a Romeo and Juliet mobster romance just isn't enough. Read full book review >

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THE WATER MIRROR by Kai Meyer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Merle, Junipa and Serafin will need to puzzle out who's good and who's bad as this flowing, offbeat tale continues. (Fantasy. 11-14)"
In a fanciful Venice under siege, thoughtfulness and adventure combine. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 26, 2006

"Meyer's prose style can feel aloof and awkward; however, the complex loyalties and unusual settings are memorable. (Fantasy. 11-14)"
Meyer's second entry in this surreal German fantasy has interesting concepts, but average prose. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"Excessive explanation and exposition renders this conclusion dull and slow. (Fantasy. 11-14)"
A series that began with offbeat potential ends with tedium. Read full book review >

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PIRATE CURSE by Kai Meyer
ADVENTURE
Released: June 1, 2006

"Neither original nor thought-provoking, but awash in swashbuckling fun. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Meyer decants a frothy draught of piratical adventure to open this series. Read full book review >

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THE SOCIOLOGIST’S EYE by Kai Erikson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 22, 2017

"A useful, illuminating analysis bolstered by a lifetime of close observation."
A man who has devoted his life to studying society delivers a final report on everything he has learned. Read full book review >

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DAR ES SALAAM by Tara Kai
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Africa is more than window-dressing here, and the workings of Tatum's mind are wonderfully, if exhaustively, revealed in all their blooming, buzzing confusion."
Short-fiction writer Kai draws on her experiences in Tanzania to debut with an eerily honest story of adolescent obsession that conjures up Nabokov even as it offers a fresh and grounded view of East Africa. Read full book review >