Search Results: "Rebecca Woods"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 9, 2012

"An irreverent but stylish critique of a privileged social milieu."
The hypercompetitive rituals and other inanities of elite suburban preschools get a merciless but droll dissection in Woods' debut novel. Read full book review >

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QUEERIES: REBECCA PODOS, AUTHOR OF LIKE WATER
by Karen Schechner, Vice President of Kirkus Indie, Kirkus Reviews

Rebecca Podos’ second YA book, Like Water, stars Vanni Espinoza, a New Mexican high schooler who waits tables at her parents’ restaurant and falls for Leigh, a genderqueer mischief-maker. As they try to figure out their futures, their relationship will have to move beyond breaking and entering and smoking weed if it’s going to last. Our reviewer called Like Water ...


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BOOK REVIEW

CHOKER by Elizabeth Woods
FICTION
Released: Jan. 4, 2011

"This debut serves up genuinely page-turning suspense, but to buy the plot (and particularly the denouement), readers will have to overlook some glaring inconsistencies and improbabilities along with a faint but troubling homophobic subtext. (Suspense. 14 & up)"
Über-victim Cara Lange feels invisible. Read full book review >

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EMAKO BLUE by Brenda Woods
FICTION
Released: July 1, 2004

"She provides abundant discussion topics and features short, easy chapters written with an honesty that should appeal even to highly reluctant readers. (Fiction. YA)"
This short, accessible story packs a huge emotional punch with its depiction of innocence lost to random gang violence. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ZOE IN WONDERLAND by Brenda Woods
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 16, 2016

"This touching tale about finding strength in uniqueness is a well-crafted read from start to finish. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Zoe G. Reindeer hates her last name and her big feet and anything else that makes her "just Zoe." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PRINCE OF BEVERLY HILLS by Stuart Woods
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 14, 2004

"Woods (Reckless Abandon, 2004, etc.) writes with smooth confidence as famous names add spice to a diverting summer read that simmers but never gets hard-boiled."
In Hollywood of 1939, a handsome young policeman makes good as a studio security officer, battling a sadistic mobster, finding love, and rubbing elbows with movie stars. Read full book review >

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SHORT STRAW by Stuart Woods
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 10, 2006

"The result, shorn of the franchise cheerleading that's sunk Stone Barrington's latest adventures (Dark Harbor, 2006 etc.) in stagnant self-approbation, is Woods's most entertaining tale in years."
Whatever happy years Ed Eagle may have enjoyed after marrying Barbara Kennerly (Santa Fe Rules, 1992) vanished the moment he woke up on his 50th birthday to find that she'd cleaned him out and taken a powder. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STRATEGIC MOVES by Stuart Woods
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"Woods, who evidently writes to a precise word length without bothering with beginnings and endings, delivers loads of juicy complications but no payoffs."
Another installment of nonstop, high-stakes, utterly inconsequential action for Stone Barrington (Lucid Intervals, 2010). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHOOT HIM IF HE RUNS by Stuart Woods
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Despite stiff competition, this meandering Caribbean idyll is the most relentlessly unoriginal of all Stone's adventures. Other crimebusters live on in movies; maybe Stone will get a sitcom."
New York attorney Stone Barrington dabbles once more in international intrigue, unaware that he's out way past his depth. Read full book review >

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UNNATURAL ACTS by Stuart Woods
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 17, 2012

"More coherent than most of Stone's recent adventures, with actual resolutions for the major plot lines instead of the usual annoying to-be-continued signs."
Now that everything in New York super-lawyer Stone Barrington's life is perfect, it's time to start grooming a successor: ex-loser Herbie Fisher, now a junior associate at Woodman & Weld. Read full book review >

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ORCHID BEACH by Stuart Woods
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 15, 1998

"Middling for Woods's checkered output: not as glamorously nasty as L.A. Times (1993) or as fleet as Dead in the Water (1997), but not as dopey as this year's Swimming to Catalina either (p. 439)."
Lawyer/cop/shamus/adventurer Stone Barrington chronicler Woods gives his swaggering hero and any Stone-weary readers a welcome break—though the result is a so-so suspenser with a distaff paragon just as deadly and insubstantial as the male. Read full book review >