Search Results: "Mobad Games"


BOOK REVIEW

THE PENELOPE ROSE HD by Mobad Games
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 25, 2011

"Definitely ambitious but a bit clunky in the end. (iPad storybook app. 4-6)"
A good-looking but thin tale about a fairy who gives all the roses their colors. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GWAII by Mobad Games
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 19, 2011

"A closing invitation to buy part two can safely be ignored. (iPad storybook app. 6-8)"
Two young sasquatches barely get an ill-defined quest underway in this poorly engineered and abruptly truncated episode, the second two parts of which can only be continued via in-app purchases. 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

BEDCHAMBER GAMES by Tracy Anne Warren
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 7, 2017

"Justice may be blind, but love has its eyes wide open throughout this satisfying story."
A love story between lawyers that doesn't need a prenup. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VANISHING GAMES by Roger Hobbs
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 9, 2015

"An entertaining romp but from an author who's done more stylish work."
The brilliant criminal mind of Hobbs' debut, Ghostman (2013), returns to stake his claim to some precious gems—and potentially bigger game.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WICKED GAMES by Sean Olin
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 10, 2014

"When readers reach the sequel-promising ending, their feeling will be more weariness than excitement. (Thriller. 14-18)"
A novel that feels inspired by nighttime soaps like Revenge. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Childhood Games by J.M. Roach
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 9, 2014

"Relentless action helps to sustain interest in a thriller with a formidable female protagonist on a mission to save a member of the only family she knows."
In this first novel by Roach, a woman tries to escape a violent past that includes being snatched from foster care and trained to kill in a secret government experiment. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 7, 2009

"A wide-ranging and provocative testament to transparency as the best historical education."
MacMillan (History/Oxford Univ.; Nixon and Mao: The Week That Changed the World, 2007, etc.) explores the nuances, manipulations and extortions of history. 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

NAZI GAMES by David Clay Large
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2007

"An excellent contribution to sports—and political—history."
The Olympics are supposed to transcend politics, but this fine study reminds us that the Berlin Games were nothing but political. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 6, 1999

"This is an important and well-told story in baseball, which may well foretell a future where the pro rosters are dominated by these talented and hungry young escapees from the barrio."
A clutch hit revealing the miseria (—misery—) of the impoverished, lonely, and disdained Latino baseball players, both before and after the two percent of prospects get a chance in the grandes ligas (—big leagues—). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 4, 1998

"But very few readers not well-versed in philosophy, Freud, and Lacan will be able to do so."
Two long, very intricate essays: one on the implications of both the inescapability of lying in life and its centrality in psychoanalysis; the other on the nature of money—or, better, of obligation and indebtedness—particularly as seen in Freud's Rat Man case study. Read full book review >