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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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THE LOST GIRL by R.L. Stine
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"Good as a nostalgia trip for the original fans of Fear Street—but it will probably leave their children cold. (Horror. 12-16) "
A tale of revenge on Fear Street—nothing new there. Read full book review >

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THEODOSIA AND THE SERPENTS OF CHAOS by R.L. LaFevers
ADVENTURE
Released: April 9, 2007

"Stock characters and a school of red herrings crowd the narrative; the cracking good tomb showdown rewards persistent—or unfussy—readers. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
Intrepid Theodosia, age 11, narrates a fantasy steeped in invented and authentic Egyptology, clashing secret societies and pre-WWI European intrigue. Read full book review >

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FEAR by R.L. Stine
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Fast-paced, shuddery-scary fun. (Horror/short stories. 12 & up)"
Thirteen highly suspenseful short stories, well selected by none other than R. L. Stine, who contributes the first tale, have the power to attract and delight many stouthearted young readers. Read full book review >