Search Results: "Obert Skye"


BOOK REVIEW

WONKENSTEIN by Obert Skye
by Obert Skye, illustrated by Obert Skye
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2011

"Likely to be lost in the crowd, but comfy antics for readers who don't probably much like reading—which, one thinks, is exactly the point. (Fantasy. 9-11)"
Skye adds another Wimpy Kid to the growing bandwagon. Read full book review >

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POTTERWOOKIEE by Obert Skye
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"Maybe the next episode will be less derivative. There's always hope. (Comic fantasy. 9-11)"
The second doll-sized literary mashup to come out of a wimpy kid's magic closet (see Wonkenstein, 2011) adds wizardly spells and, far more frequently, noxious smells to a standard catalog of preteen misadventures. Read full book review >

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PINOCULA by Obert Skye
by Obert Skye, illustrated by Obert Skye
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"Neither Rob's guilt pangs nor Pinocula's near reversion to wood add much force to the superficial anti-lying message, and the premise, third time through, has gone as stale as the jokes. (Fantasy. 9-11)"
Occasional yuks and hints of an overarching plotline at the end aren't enough to keep this phoned-in entry in a Wimpy Kid-knockoff series above ground. Read full book review >

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LEVEN THUMPS AND THE GATEWAY TO FOO by Obert Skye
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: April 1, 2005

"Good enough to survive a truly dreadful cover illustration, this recalls Michael Chabon's Summerland (2002) for its mix of humor and terror, its splendidly unpredictable plot twists, and its intriguing vision of a reality that is wider than most of us suspect. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
A fizzy blend of high and low fantasy with a distinctly American sensibility, this series kickoff pits a seemingly ordinary Oklahoma teen against a deranged dream master bent on conquering both Earth and the unfortunately named realm of Foo—the metaphysical stage upon which our day and night dreams all play. Read full book review >

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LEVEN THUMPS AND THE WHISPERED SECRET by Obert Skye
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Frequent full-page illustrations not seen. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
In a severe case of middle-volume-itis, plot lines proliferate, the pace slows and the tale is left in mid-flight in this follow-up to the better-than-it-looked Leven Thumps and the Gateway to Foo (2005). Read full book review >

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LEVEN THUMPS AND THE EYES OF THE WANT by Obert Skye
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 25, 2007

"The ingenious twists and distinctive prose that animated the opener have turned into self-indulgence. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
Skye continues to squander the promise of Leven Thumps and the Gateway to Foo (2005) in this third of a projected four volumes. Read full book review >

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WITHERWOOD REFORM SCHOOL by Obert Skye
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 3, 2015

"One can almost hear the Tim Curry narration. (Adventure. 9-12)"
A brother and sister find themselves trapped in a frightening school that threatens to destroy their minds in this dark comedy. Read full book review >

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LOST AND FOUND by Obert Skye
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"Another suspenseful romp for kids who like dark humor. (Adventure. 9-14)"
The Snicket-ian dark comedy continues in Volume 2 of this series about a brother and sister trapped in the awful Witherwood Reform School. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CROWN'S GAME by Evelyn Skye
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 17, 2016

"Wildly romantic, wholly immersive, and gloriously over-the-top. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
A star-crossed pair is magically compelled to duel to the death in this sumptuous, Tolstoy-flavored fantasy debut. Read full book review >

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THE CROWN'S FATE by Evelyn Skye
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 16, 2017

"Readers may well prefer the bittersweet, ambiguous ending of the first volume to this overly pat conclusion. (Fantasy. 12-18)"
The 1825 Decembrist rebellion is co-opted for the second half of a lavish, Tolstoy-tinged fantasy duology, the sequel to The Crown's Game (2016). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Pawn by Skye Warren
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 6, 2016

"A well-written piece of erotic fiction, starring a desperate heroine, for alpha-male fans."
In this novel, debts force a young woman to auction off her virginity to the highest bidder. Read full book review >

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Existentialism and Romantic Love by Skye Cleary
Released: March 28, 2015

"An excellent academic work that will enlighten readers looking for personal meaning in masterpieces of the existential movement."
An examination of romantic love and relationships through the lens of existential philosophy. Read full book review >