Search Results: "Krecha Games"


BOOK REVIEW

STEPHANIE THE FROG by Anna  Cywinska
illustrated by Anna Cywinska, developed by Krecha Games
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 7, 2012

"Short, sweet and shallow. (iPad storybook app. 1-4)"
This glorified game of paper dolls offers a basic lesson about what to wear in winter, summer, spring and fall. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GAMES by Carol Gorman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"Full of heartbreak and betrayal, this realistic tale will give middle-school readers something to ponder. (Fiction. 11-15)"
Two middle-school boys have an affinity for getting into fights with each other to the point where schoolmates are taking bets against them. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RANGER GAMES by Ben  Blum
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"A lighthearted romp à la Ocean's Eleven it's not, but Blum's well-wrought account suggests that any crime is possible so long as it's made out to be a game."
A vigorous, empathetic chronicle of a crime foretold—or at least engendered, possibly, on a boot camp drill field. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 26, 2016

"Gracefully written and compellingly argued, this is one of the best books of the year and one of the best sports books ever written."
A tour de force history of the Olympics in romanticized myth and politicized reality. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KNOCKOUT GAMES by G. Neri
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 1, 2014

"Harsh and relentless, a tough but worthy read. (Fiction. 12-16)"
New girl Erica falls in with the wrong crowd in an exploration of racial tension in St. Louis. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CORPORATE GAMES by Michelle Edith Jones
NON-FICTION
Released: March 14, 2014

"A feisty, real-world guide to getting ahead in corporate America."
A savvy corporate worker shares her secrets of success. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PRIVATE GAMES by Mark Sullivan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 13, 2012

"A pleasant romp all the same; as lightweight as a whiffleball—but fun."
Zingy formula—emphasis on formula—fiction from the literary maquiladora that is James Patterson. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GALAXY GAMES by Gregory R. Fishbone
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Alas, this space shot never achieves escape velocity. (Science fiction/humor. 8-11)"
Japanese-American Tyler Sato's all-clown 11th-birthday party is only the beginning of his trials. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ADVENTURE
Released: Jan. 26, 2010

"Despite the overshadowing of the protagonist, the fast-paced and high-energy action of this video-game-like quest will please fantasy adventure fans. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
This sequel to Happenstance Found (2009) takes Hap (in the company of his manic-depressive patron, Lord Umber) all over the map of fantasyland. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VIRUS GAMES by G.L. Sheerin
Released: April 1, 2008

"Delightfully infectious."
Technophobic teenager Peter Dempsey becomes a computer whiz after being struck by lightning, flinging him into a crime caper that involves rogue prodigy Terry Williams and a new best friend named Granger, one of the many “packets” that live inside his computer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HEAD GAMES by Craig McDonald
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"The grisly carnage in McDonald's Spillane-like fictional debut has its roots in a real historical question: Did the Bush family really help hide Pancho Villa's head in the inner sanctum of Skull and Bones? Despite the intriguing premise, not for the faint-hearted."
A turbulent tale of murder, conspiracy and political intrigue. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SURVIVAL GAMES by Charles Gaines
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

An initially crisp and involving literary thriller, this first novel in 15 years by the author of, among others, Stay Hungry (not reviewed) and Dangler (1980) unfortunately devolves into a high- pitched and pretentious macho bloodbath. Read full book review >