Search Results: "Kieran Larwood"


BOOK REVIEW

FREAKS by Kieran Larwood
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"There's a little too much reliance on stale tropes of fat villains and exotic (and unrealistic) foreigners, but this mystery, peppered by gentle gross-out humor, will appeal to young steampunk fans. (historical note) (Steampunk. 11-13)"
Debut novelist Larwood introduces Sheba, a 10-year-old crime-fighting Victorian werewolf. Read full book review >

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PODKIN ONE-EAR  by Kieran Larwood
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"An original fantasy with warrior rabbits, fierce foes, sibling loyalty, riveting adventure, and genuine storytelling. (map) (Animal fantasy. 10-12)"
A traveling bard tells the story of how legendary warrior rabbit Podkin lost his ear and confronted the treacherous Gorm. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YOU'RE SO FINE by Kieran Kramer
ROMANCE
Released: Dec. 30, 2014

"A sexy, poignant romance wrapped in Southern charm and lightly accented with Hollywood glamour."
When her boss runs away with her boyfriend, single mom Lacey Clark finds herself broke and jobless in idyllic Indigo Beach, South Carolina, while sharing a lighthouse with a handsome movie star, and she's dangerously falling in love with it all. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 12, 2011

"A graceful account of a majestic, suddenly fashionable predator clinging to an imperiled habitat."
An up-close look at the world's only truly carnivorous, largest and perhaps most threatened species of bear. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHE’S SO DEAD TO US by Kieran Scott
Released: May 25, 2010

"A cliffhanger ending will entice teens back for more high-school clique drama. (Fiction. YA)"
As in the author's Non-Blonde Cheerleader and Private series (the latter written as Kate Brian), this first installment in a new series depicts the twin angsts of high school and high society. Read full book review >

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A NON-BLONDE CHEERLEADER IN LOVE by Kieran Scott
FICTION
Released: June 21, 2007

"Still plenty of fun, especially for the rah-rah crowd. (Fiction. YA)"
The continuing saga of Annisa Gobrowski, the only brunette in her beachside Florida high school, becomes a Mars-vs.-Venus battle when the award-winning cheerleading squad adds guys, including Annisa's now-official boyfriend, Daniel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BLACK LOTUS by Kieran Fanning
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"This is one ninja story that should have remained a secret. (Adventure. 8-12)"
In an alternate future, the Samurai Empire has taken over most of the world. The only hope for the United States, one of the few remaining independent countries, rests with a trio of kids and a secret organization of ninjas. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TRUTH OF ALL THINGS by Kieran Shields
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 27, 2012

"Both the detailed historical information and the intricate mystery hold your attention to the last page in Shields' startling debut."
1892. A Deputy Marshal, a criminalist, a library researcher and a doctor combine their talents to search for an elusive serial killer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GEEK MAGNET by Kieran Scott
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2008

"Predictable, but with a few speed bumps to keep it interesting. (Fiction. YA)"
KJ Miller just can't say no to geeks, which makes her a magnet for Washington High's least desirable bachelors, who range from nerdy to creepy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JINGLE BOY by Kieran Scott
FICTION
Released: Sept. 9, 2003

"Disappointingly, Scott misses the chance to acknowledge any real reasons why Christmas could ever be disliked, and fails to separate the meaningful aspects of Christmas from the shallow. (Fiction. YA)"
A familiar story arc—best Christmas ever, worst Christmas ever, best Christmas ever—gets a shallow incarnation. Read full book review >