Search Results: "Kieran Shields"


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 >

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A STUDY IN REVENGE by Kieran Shields
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"Erudite, mysterious and exciting, with a brooding, brilliant Sherlock-ian detective. The denouement is just as surprising as in Grey's first case."
1893. A deputy and a private detective in Portland, Maine, investigate a murder with some very unusual features indeed. Read full book review >

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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 >

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Released: March 13, 2000

"Not a recommended purchase. (Nonfiction. 11+)"
Fur, gold, and land lured Europeans across the Atlantic to America decades ago. Read full book review >

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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 >

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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 >

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COMPLETE NOTHING by Kieran Scott
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"It's another light romp through high school romance, with an exotic paranormal twist. (Paranormal romance. 12-18)"
This second installment of the True Love series finds Eros, a goddess in this series, setting out to make her second true love match after being drained of her powers by Zeus. Read full book review >

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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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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 4, 2005

"Truly appalling all around: a story seemingly without goodness, except in the telling. (8-page b&w photo insert, not seen)"
An in-depth investigation into the grisly murder of leveraged-buyout financier Ted Ammon, from New York Post reporter Crowley. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 15, 2007

"Doherty's well-told yarn reveals the impulses both noble and base underlying any colonial enterprise, but it's even more effective in showing the unsettling degree to which luck stirs human destinies."
Young-adult biographer Doherty (Ronald Reagan, 2005, etc.) recounts a fascinating saga of shipwreck and survival. 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 >