Search Results: "R.L. Phillips"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 31, 2012

"A thoughtful, thorough analysis geared toward African-American leaders and educators that offers limited readability for a general audience."
Former high school math teacher Reverend Rufus Phillips explores the root challenges of African-American's self-actualization in this blend of memoir and sociological study. Read full book review >

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WANTED by R.L. Stine
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2012

"Pure, Goosebumps-style terror-by-formula, polished through use to such a high gloss that it slides along frictionlessly—a worthy celebration of the series' 20th anniversary. (reversible dust-jacket mask [not seen]) (Horror. 10-12)"
Making its fourth appearance and by now practically a recurring character in Stine's creep-show opus, the evil mask with a mind of its own kicks off a new Goosebumps spinoff—the first to be originally published in hardcover. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SUPERSTITIOUS by R.L. Stine
Released: Sept. 14, 1995

"With zillions of aging young readers awaiting his newest work, Stine's may be just the fresh-flowing jolt of harmless horror pap to turn cash registers rhapsodic. (Film rights to Miramax; author tour)"
First adult novel by a children's author who already sells better than Stephen King, with 45 million copies in print of his 56 titles: a serial-killer suspense story that turns into romantic horror. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOW I MET MY MONSTER by R.L. Stine
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"Nothing new to see here; for hard-core fans only. (Horror. 8-12)"
Goosebumps "most wanted" monsters return in all-new tales intended to terrify. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IT'S THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL...FOREVER! by R.L. Stine
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 19, 2011

"Great fun as ever, supplied by genre's most prolific and reliable master. (Humorous horror fantasy. 9-11)"
A preteen horror take on Groundhog Day. Read full book review >

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THE DEAD BOYFRIEND by R.L. Stine
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"A macabre horror comedy for die-hard fans only. (Horror. 10-16)"
A girl's boyfriend doesn't stay dead in this Fear Street novel. Read full book review >

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RED RAIN by R.L. Stine
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"More icky than scary."
YA fearmonger Stine tries his hand at adult horror, with decidedly jejune results. Read full book review >

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SLAPPY'S TALES OF HORROR by R.L. Stine
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Nothing new and nothing too scary, all frights in good fun. (Graphic horror. 9-13)"
Four tales sure to give goose bumps…told graphically. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ILLEGAL TO LEGAL by R.L. Pelshaw
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 2, 2014

"A superb, all-in-one business startup manual with the proper dose of motivational wisdom; uniquely targets an audience for whom options in life may often appear to be limited."
A felon convicted of a white-collar crime makes an impassioned case for lawbreakers to use their skills for legitimate gain. Read full book review >

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DON'T STAY UP LATE by R.L. Stine
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 7, 2015

"Despite a strong start, the book doesn't stick the landing, but it's still suitably scary for fans. (Horror. 10-14)"
A teen babysitter encounters monstrous demons as the nightmares on Fear Street continue. Read full book review >