Search Results: "Matt Rees"


BOOK REVIEW

THE DAMASCUS THREAT by Matt Rees
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"This series kickoff by the author of the Omar Yussef thrillers (The Fourth Assassin, 2010, etc.) keeps the action and the close calls coming and tucks colorful characters into unexpected corners. Crackerjack entertainment, even if it mostly feels familiar."
In a race against the clock, an American special agent crisscrosses New York and travels to Syria to prevent a devastating chemical attack. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHINA STRIKE by Matt Rees
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2017

"Rees' second ICE thriller (The Damascus Threat, 2016), long on action, moves at breakneck speed."
A bizarre international incident triggers the hunt for an elusive and dangerous cybercriminal. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MOZART'S LAST ARIA by Matt Rees
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"A beautiful book illuminated by the author's own musical background that moves slowly and deliberately to a fine conclusion."
Rees' latest marks a distinct departure from the Omar Yussef detective series as it combines mystery and historical intrigue with a timeless love story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE COLLABORATOR OF BETHLEHEM by Matt Beynon Rees
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"In a city already divided by hatred, Omar Yussef's sleuthing is bound to be anticlimactic. But no one will forget his violent world."
Time correspondent Rees (Cain's Field: Faith, Fratricide, and Fear in the Middle East, not reviewed) poses an absurd but thoroughly logical question in this first of a series: What opportunities do the strife-torn Palestinian Territories offer for detective work? Read full book review >

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THE SAMARITAN’S SECRET by Matt Beynon Rees
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"The depth and heart in Omar Yussef's third case makes it a tearjerker as well as a page-turner."
Layers of secrets and a tradition of distrust complicate a mysterious Israeli murder case. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A GRAVE IN GAZA by Matt Beynon Rees
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Gaza, where nothing is as it seems, is the perfect setting for the puzzle Sirhan's second in a series offers."
An inspection of UN schools in the Gaza refugee camps turns as deadly as the landscape itself. Read full book review >

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LADIES FIRST WITH RUBY SHAMIR AND MATT FAULKNER
by Julie Danielson

During any given year, readers would be entertained and uplifted by Ruby Shamir’s What’s the Big Deal About First Ladies, illustrated by Matt Faulkner. The first in a series for children about American history, it’s an engaging, fact-filled celebration of the first ladies in the White House and the unique contributions each made to this country – and with such ...


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THIS IS (MAGIC) SPARTA
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for In Other Lands by Sarah Rees Brennan

Cover Story: Big Face Tail

BFF Charm: Make It Rain

Swoonworthy Scale: 9

Talky Talk: Notable and Quotable

Bonus Factors: Magical Creatures, LGBTQ

Anti-Bonus Factor: Patty Chase Award for Awful Parenting

Relationship Status: Now is Not the Time to Stare Like A Hypnotized Sheep. Now is the Time to Woo ...


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DICKENS AND DOOPELGANGERS
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for Tell the Wind and Fire by Sarah Rees Brennan

Cover Story: A Light in Darkness

BFF Charm: Maybe

Swoonworthy Scale: 7

Talky Talk: It Was The Best of Times

Bonus Factors: Dickens Retelling, Doppelgangers

Relationship Status: A Far, Far Better Date That I Go Upon

 

Cover Story: A Light in Darkness

I like this cover—it’s simple ...


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BOOK REVIEW

YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"Though the portrayal of Rob's deteriorating mental state is raw and often uncomfortable, in the end, the honest, uncensored storytelling makes this a tale that will stay with readers long after the final page is turned. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
A dark and dangerous thrill ride pushes teen readers to the brink of their comfort zones when it comes to issues of love, lust, politics, family and war. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VAMPIRE HIGH: SOPHOMORE YEAR by Douglas Rees
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: July 13, 2010

"Buy this for enthusiasts of Brian Meehl's Suck It Up (2008) and Heather Brewer's Chronicles of Vladimir Tod. (Funny paranormal. 12 & up)"
Irrepressible Cody Elliot is back at Vlad Dracul High (Vampire High, 2003), accompanied by his brilliant but truculent artist cousin, Turk (short for Turquoise), who helps ramp up the mayhem—by a quantum leap—to total pandemonium. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION
Released: July 1, 2005

"A strong, appealing entry in a series that is gaining momentum. (Fiction. 12+)"
A highly readable and entertaining work of fiction inspired by Jan Van Eyck's Northern Renaissance masterpiece, The Arnolfini Portrait. Read full book review >