Search Results: "Lori Handeland"


BOOK REVIEW

ZOMBIE ISLAND by Lori Handeland
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 22, 2012

"An enthusiastic but mediocre genre exercise."
Vampire (and playwright) William Shakespeare and zombie-hunter Katherine Dymond battle the living dead on a Tempest-inspired island in this second in a series by paranormal romance writer Handeland (Crave the Moon, 2011, etc.). Read full book review >

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SHAKESPEARE UNDEAD by Lori Handeland
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2010

"Christopher Moore does much better work with both vampires and Shakespeare, but this bawdy send-up should slake the thirst of mash-up lovers a little longer."
The Bard struggles with madness and monsters in this risqué literary burlesque from paranormal romanticist Handeland (Apocalypse Happens, 2009, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAPLE & WILLOW APART by Lori Nichols
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 3, 2015

"Ideal for sharing with sibling pairs about to be parted by the first day of school. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Two sisters must adjust to being apart when one starts kindergarten. Read full book review >

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THE PUFFIN PROBLEM by Lori Doody
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 14, 2017

"This whimsical, intriguing, and perplexing puzzle provides an entertaining introduction to puffins. (notes) (Picture book. 3-8)"
When a coastal city in Newfoundland is mysteriously inundated with puffins, no one knows what to do until "someone small and smart" devises the perfect plan. Read full book review >

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PAX AND BLUE by Lori Richmond
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"Nicely pitched to young readers' empathies. (Picture book. 2-5)"
An ordinary city pigeon follows a little boy onto a subway train. Read full book review >

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MAPLE & WILLOW'S CHRISTMAS TREE by Lori Nichols
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"A charming addition to a winning series. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The fourth entry in the Maple & Willow series finds the sisters excited about Christmas preparations, especially getting their first real Christmas tree. Read full book review >

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CAPELIN WEATHER by Lori Doody
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 30, 2017

"Interesting as a site-specific book but less satisfying as a story. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Kate's grandmother is proven right when the arrival of capelins signals the start of warm, sunny weather in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. Read full book review >

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BUNNY'S STAYCATION (MAMA'S BUSINESS TRIP) by Lori Richmond
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 27, 2018

"Children whose parents travel frequently for their jobs are probably this book's best audience, but others may get ideas for their own imaginary travels. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Bunny is very unhappy when his mother announces that she is going on a business trip. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Forbidden by Lori Adams
Released: April 15, 2014

"An action-packed, satisfying love story gets this supernatural series off to a rousing start."
Adam's (Unforgiven, 2015, etc.) debut paranormal YA romance, the first in her Soulkeepers trilogy, pits angels against demons as they war over souls in modern-day Connecticut. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 10, 1996

"Still, Johnny Spain's life story is so powerful, and so inspirational, that it overcomes its narrator's limitations. (8 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A moving journey through a black activist's turbulent life. Read full book review >

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MILLION DOLLAR COWBOY by Lori Wilde
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 28, 2017

"The fifth book in Wilde's Cupid series is pretty heavy on the bad boy/good girl trope but manages to mostly make it work."
Kaia Alzate is a veterinary student who loves all animals—wild and domestic. Will her compassion and hope be enough to tame Ridge Lockhart, the wild man of her dreams? Read full book review >

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SUBSTITUTE ME by Lori Tharps
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 24, 2010

"A simple, readable tale takes an unusual detour before returning to predictable terrain."
A year spent working as a nanny in Brooklyn helps directionless Zora discover that her true passions are cooking and her boss's husband. Read full book review >