Search Results: "R.J. Jagger"


BOOK REVIEW

LAWYER TRAP by R.J.  Jagger
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 15, 2011

"Stuffed with gratuitous sex and over-the-top violence, this novel has a riveting plot but could have benefited from better editing."
The latest from lawyer turned writer Jagger follows a particularly nasty set of murders set against the beauty of the Colorado countryside. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WE'RE ALL WONDERS by R.J.  Palacio
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 28, 2017

"A feel-good volume lacking the wonder of Wonder. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Auggie, from the bestselling novel Wonder (2012), returns as a picture-book protagonist. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ULTRAVIOLET by R.J. Anderson
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"In bracing contrast to her passive, vampire-fodder counterparts, Alison steers her own course throughout her multi-layered journey—a thoroughly enjoyable ride. (author's note) (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
Once upon a time "science fiction" was not invariably preceded by "dystopian," nor was it just a handy synonym for "paranormal." This breath of fresh air reintroduces readers to traditional science fiction, with the bonus of a strong heroine. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BODY by R.J. Martin
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"This morass of subplots and clichés can easily be ignored. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Is there anything but the priesthood in Jonah's future? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EXPOSURE by R.J. Pineiro
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"A fast-paced thriller that cuts to the chase often and effectively enough to hustle most readers past the less plausible features of its road-race plot."
The inexplicable meltdown of a nuclear power plant in Arizona, which kills 15,000 and exposes 400,000 more to potentially lethal doses of radiation, gets this taut damsel-in-distress entertainment from Pineiro (Retribution, 1995) off to a bang-up start. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A QUIET VENDETTA by R.J. Ellory
Released: Jan. 5, 2012

"It even approaches happy, if you don't mind your happiness—and a lesson in family values—soaked in blood and brains. A satisfying effort in a franchise devoted to double-digit mayhem."
The hits keep coming in multiple-murder-master Ellory's (The Anniversary Man, 2010, etc.) latest—literally. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BAD SIGNS by R.J. Ellory
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 15, 2016

"The story has enough depth to work on a few levels: as an existential look at the nature of fate or as a gripping story in its own right. And it wouldn't be a stretch to see the caring Clay and the violent Digger as symbols of America's divided psyche at this point in its history."
Is it truly possible to be born under a bad sign? The half brothers in Ellory's (Ghostheart, 2015, etc.) latest novel think so, and their attempts to shake their destiny are the subject of a haunting thriller set in the early 1960s. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MEET CATBOY! by R.J. Cregg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 20, 2016

"For PJ Masks fans only. (Board book. 1-3)"
The primary character of the popular preschool program gets the spotlight. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PILLARS OF TIME by R.J. Robin
MYSTERY THRILLER

"A journey to a messy but promising new universe."
In Robin's thriller, a grieving woman travels to a new world and goes on a mission to upset her new society's status quo. Read full book review >