Search Results: "Nils Johnson-Shelton"


BOOK REVIEW

THE SEVEN SWORDS by Nils Johnson-Shelton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 2, 2013

"Real excitement and horror await readers in this new take on classic Arthurian lore. (Fiction. 9-14)"
In the second installment of the Otherworld Chronicles trilogy, the fate of the world is at stake. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CALLING by James Frey
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"A poor start, but future installments might be worth it. (Adventure. 12-16)"
A dangerous game begins with players from around the world competing for the future of the human race. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SKY KEY by James Frey
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Opportunistic, paint-by-numbers hackwork. (Adventure. 12-16)"
Endgame continues as the Players hunt for the Sky Key. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE INVISIBLE TOWER by Nils Johnson-Shelton
ADVENTURE
Released: Dec. 27, 2011

"Gives new life to Arthurian legends and may just send readers back to more traditional tellings. (Adventure. 10-14)"
In his first novel for middle-grade readers, Johnson-Shelton serves up the first installment of an Arthurian trilogy starring 12-year-old video-gamer Artie Kingfisher. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 10, 2009

"A good yarn better told in Joe Pistone's Donnie Brasco(1987), as well as Alex Caine's forthcoming Befriend and Betray."
Veteran ATF agent Dobyns's account of his infiltration into the Hells Angels reveals the violence, paranoia and numbing boredom of the bikers' world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THIRTEEN CHAIRS by Dave Shelton
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 28, 2015

"An enjoyable collection of ghost stories, perfect for reading by flashlight. (Short stories. 9-13)"
Summoning the courage to open a creaky door inside a spooky old house, Jack finds himself in a candlelit room with 12 strangers sitting around a table. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A BOY AND A BEAR IN A BOAT by Dave Shelton
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 12, 2012

"Diverting but unanchored, this is training wheels for Waiting for Godot. (Fable. 8-12)"
This ocean adventure reads fast and clever but remains what it says on the jacket. Without backstory, identities or context to moor the boy or the bear to the rest of the world, off floats the story on its own. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Victimization  of Dignity by Tay Nils
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: April 3, 2012

"Despite an admirable attention to philosophically important themes, this treatise is disappointingly uncritical for a defense of reason."
A spirited call for the restoration of dignity surrendered to irrational superstition. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DREAMWORLDS OF ALABAMA by Allen Shelton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"Redolent plants that require pruning to reveal their nourishing fruit."
A farmer turned itinerant professor debuts with an uneven set of essays deeply rooted in his native Alabama. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHEWY MOON by Paige Shelton
Released: Aug. 22, 2007

"A compelling contemporary fantasy entwined in historical context that offers a positive message filled with hope."
Through an unlikely relationship, a lonely and emotionally scarred little girl discovers her own strength and a sense of freedom as she learns to shed fear and enjoy life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 13, 1989

An unsparing audit of Kremlin finances, which attests that voodoo economics has an Eastern variant. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Touching, inspiring and at times frightening: a tangible demonstration of the healing powers of art."
What do you do with a convicted killer who has a poetic bent? If you're Richard Shelton, you help him. Read full book review >