Search Results: "Kiera Cass"


BOOK REVIEW

THE SELECTION by Kiera Cass
Released: April 24, 2012

"A probably harmless, entirely forgettable series opener. (Dystopian romance. 13 & up)"
It's a bad sign when you can figure out the elevator pitch for a novel from the get-go. Read full book review >

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THE ELITE by Kiera Cass
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 23, 2013

"Vapid, but at least it reads fast. (Dystopian romance. 12 & up)"
Illéa's Selection pool of potential princesses has been reduced from 35 to six (The Selection, 2012), and the competition's getting tense. Read full book review >

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THE HEIR by Kiera Cass
ROMANCE
Released: May 5, 2015

"The cliffhanger ending is merely an abrupt pause in the action—this chapter is essentially just scene-setting for the inevitable continuation(s). (Dystopian romance. 13 & up)"
Cass' bestselling Selection trilogy is now a series, with the fourth installment picking up 20 years after The One (2014). Read full book review >

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THE ONE by Kiera Cass
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 6, 2014

"Readers who think colloquium interruptum is an exceptionally slender premise for a 300-plus-page trilogy conclusion are right. (Dystopian romance. 14-18)"
The 35 Selection candidates have been whittled down to four; whom will Prince Maxon choose? Read full book review >

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THE SIREN by Kiera Cass
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 26, 2016

"A frothy little stand-alone fairy tale. (Paranormal romance. 12 & up)"
A chaste forbidden romance between a siren and a human in this re-edited rerelease from The Selection (2012) author Cass. Read full book review >

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FETCHING by Kiera Stewart
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 8, 2011

"A familiar but well-executed underdog tale. (Fiction. 10-13)"
In a high-concept approach to middle-school hierarchies, a group of unpopular eighth graders uses dog-training techniques to combat bullies. Read full book review >

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HOW TO BREAK A HEART by Kiera Stewart
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 29, 2015

"Although overlong and narrowly aimed at romantically minded early-adolescent girls, this story will reward tenacious readers with a touching conclusion. (Fiction. 10-13)"
After 13-year-old Mabry Collins is dropped by her heartthrob, Nick Wainwright, (her 19th straight dumping in a row), Thad Bell, a boy with his own grudge against Nick, promises to teach her how to become the yin to Nick's yang. Read full book review >

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JOY ADAMSON by Caroline Cass
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Cass, gossipy but fair-minded, shows Adamson to have been as ruthless and predatory as her beloved lions but also—sometimes—as splendid. (Color and b&w illustrations)"
Kenyan writer Cass rips the mask off Joy Adamson of Born Free fame to reveal a woman of monstrous flaws, considerable talents, and a redeeming generosity. Read full book review >

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THE SUMMER OF BAD IDEAS by Kiera Stewart
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"This middle-grade friendship book makes a fun, quick read. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Sometimes getting grounded is the first step to freedom, especially when you're using bad ideas to guide your path. Read full book review >

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BLANK SPACES by Cass Lennox
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 14, 2016

"An unlikely romance between two beautifully written characters will leave readers swooning."
Vaughn Hargrave is a gallery assistant whose world revolves around art. Without the distraction of sex or romance, he's free to focus on work friends and creating a comfortable life for himself. Jonah Sondern is his exact opposite. His life revolves around the gym, the club, and hot, anonymous, sex. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 31, 2015

"A bellicose diagnosis of everything that's wrong with America."
A debut political polemic bemoans the downfall of the United States. Read full book review >

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WHY NUDGE? by Cass R. Sunstein
NON-FICTION
Released: March 25, 2014

"A provocative challenge to the fixed mindsets of left and right alike."
Harvard Law School professor Sunstein (Simpler: The Future of Government, 2013, etc.) takes up the question of the limits to government power in this intriguing revision of the Storrs Lectures on Jurisprudence he gave at Yale in 2012. Read full book review >