Search Results: "Nick Lake"


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THERE WILL BE LIES by Nick Lake
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"A fine exploration of the power of story itself to heal the unconscious from scars physical and emotional. (Fiction. 13-17)"
Over a period of eight days, 17-year-old Shelby's life is forever changed. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 17, 2012

"A dark journey well worth taking—engrossing, disturbing, illuminating. (author's note) (Fiction. 14 & up)"
A tale of two Haitis—one modern, one historic—deftly intertwine in a novel for teens and adults. Read full book review >

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THE BETRAYAL OF THE LIVING by Nick Lake
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"For the trilogy's fans only. (Horror. 12 & up)"
Meditating after destroying Lord Oda, vampire ninja Taro embarks on a quest to slay a dragon that has been troubling the city of Edo, home of the shogun. Read full book review >

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BLOOD NINJA by Nick Lake
Released: Dec. 1, 2009

"The dark cliffhanger leaves room for sequels, which will be appreciated by those vampire fans not inclined to follow more romantic bloodsuckers. (Horror. YA)"
Growing up in a small village with dreams of becoming a samurai, Taro never expected to be the target of a ninja attack. Read full book review >

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THE REVENGE OF LORD ODA by Nick Lake
Released: Dec. 7, 2010

"Sinister without excessive exposition, Kenji and Yukiko make fascinating, cold-blooded killers, but neither they nor ninja action can fully overcome the bloated narrative. (Horror. YA)"
Growing more comfortable with his ninja training, Taro embarks on a perilous mission to reunite with his mother at the fortified headquarters of a sect of warrior monks. Read full book review >

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WHISPER TO ME by Nick Lake
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 3, 2016

"Part murder mystery, part love story, with plenty of drama for Lake's many fans. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
After Cassie finds a human foot washed up on a New Jersey beach, she starts to hear a voice that threatens to harm her and others unless she obeys it. Read full book review >

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DEATH ON THE ROCKS by Deryn Lake
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2014

"Newcomers and devoted fans of Lake's hero (Death at the Wedding Feast, 2011, etc.), based on a real 18th-century apothecary, will delight in the period detail, excellent mystery and well-drawn characters."
How could you prove someone an impostor before fingerprints and DNA tests? Read full book review >

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KALIMPURA by Jay Lake
Released: Jan. 29, 2013

"The barely credible narrative stands in strange contrast to the backdrop's persuasively gritty details and Green's far more absorbing personal dilemmas."
Third fantasy outing for narrator Green, now 16 years old, a warrior in the service of the Lily Goddess (Endurance, 2011, etc.). Read full book review >

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DEATH AND THE BLACK PYRAMID by Deryn Lake
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Rich in period detail and colorful characters, with a neat puzzle, moments of sweetness and a satisfying conclusion, this adventure will please series fans and newcomers alike."
Apothecary John Rawlings crisscrosses Georgian England by stagecoach to uncover the identity of both a murderer and a victim in this latest installment in the long-running series (Death in Hellfire, 2008, etc.). Read full book review >

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DEAD ON CUE by Deryn Lake
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"Nick's second case is a classic English village mystery with flashes of humor, pleasing characters and enough suspects to keep you guessing."
A quiet Sussex village plays host to the rich and semifamous. Read full book review >