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 >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2007

"Science for liberal-arts students."
A brainstorm that brings regrets yields a different sort of popular book on the state of neuroscience. Read full book review >

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FINDING YOUR FEET  by Cass Lennox
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 16, 2017

"A whirl of a sweet story that serves as a solid bridge between installments of an unusually diverse contemporary romance series."
An unusual romance between an asexual woman and a transgender man who find themselves thrown together during Toronto's Pride Week. 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 >