Search Results: "Ryan G. Van Cleave"


BOOK REVIEW

UNLOCKED by Ryan G. Van Cleave
FICTION
Released: March 1, 2011

"A concluding teacher's guide confirms the intended use of this tired-feeling novel. (Fiction. 12-16)"
School violence revisited. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 31, 2014

"An impressive primer on the roles of energy and consciousness in the physical world and human healing."
A Western doctor's persuasive testament to energy healing. Read full book review >

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WE COME IN PIECES
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for Of Jenny and the Aliens by Ryan Gebhart

Cover Story: Emoji Rebus
BFF Charm: Nay
Swoonworthy Scale: 2
Talky Talk: Boy Brain
Bonus Factor: Aliens
Relationship Status: Look Me Up in a Decade or Two

Cover Story: Emoji Rebus

Did you know that the red-haired girl emoji was named Jenny? Me neither.

The Deal:

Derek is a ...


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WHAT IS AND WHAT SHOULD NEVER BE
by Mandy Wan

 

BOOK REPORT for Wolf by Wolf (Book 1) by Ryan Graudin

Cover Story: Hungry Like the Wolf(e)
BFF Charm: Let Me Love You
Swoonworthy Scale:
 2
Talky Talk: The Darkest Timeline
Bonus Factor:
 Motorcycle Race
Ambivalence Factor: Skinshifting
Relationship Status: Don't Leave Me This Way

 

Cover Story: Hungry Like the Wolf(e)

The ...


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WHEN LAW IS LAWLESS
by Mandy Wan

 

BOOK REPORT for The Walled City by Ryan Graudin

Cover Story: Gets the Job Done
BFF Charm: Bertie Bott's Every Flavor
Swoonworthy Scale:
 1
Talky Talk: She Says, He Says, She Says in a Race Against Time
Bonus Factors:
 Kowloon Walled City, Mulan
Relationship Status: Partners in Crime

 

Cover Story: Gets the Job Done

Maybe it's ...


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BOOK REVIEW

FIVE MINUTES ALONE by Paul Cleave
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 21, 2014

"'All of this killing has made him feel,' Carl's exhilarated to realize. Readers following him through this season of Breaking Bad reworked by the Coen Brothers will feel the whole gamut right along with him."
Think vigilante killers have it easy? Cleave offers a macabre, compelling demonstration of how Murphy's Law dogs the efforts of ex-cop Carl Schroder to give victims of violent crime the five minutes alone they crave with the criminals who've ruined their lives. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

INCENDIARY by Chris Cleave
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 5, 2005

"Who knows what? Whom can we trust? Like David Mitchell's Ghostwritten, Cleave's provocative debut will make readers a little uneasy—and that's okay."
A grieving widow and mother composes a letter to Osama Bin Laden. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TRUST NO ONE by Paul Cleave
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"A vivid, jangled exploration of mental illness, dark imagination, and the nowhere territory in between ."
The horror of early-onset Alzheimer's deepens even further for a man who isn't sure whether he's a killer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS IN WINTER by Henrietta Bancroft
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 30, 1997

"An informative volume. (Picture book/nonfiction. 3-6)"
Winter is coming, and the animals are preparing: Some birds, bats, and butterflies migrate; other animals hibernate. Read full book review >

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WHAT I AM, YOU WILL BE
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for Invictus by Ryan Graudin

Cover Story: Cities in the Mist

BFF Charm: Make It Rain

Swoonworthy Scale: 6

Talky Talk: Timey-Wimey

Bonus Factors: Time Travel, Diversity, Manic Pixie Dream Girl

Relationship Status: Crewmates

 

Cover Story: Cities in the Mist

Until I started writing this section, I hadn’t noticed the city in the upper-left corner. But now ...


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MIXING MAGIC WITH PLEASURE
by Mandy Curtis

 

BOOK REPORT for All That Glowsby Ryan Graudin

 

Cover Story: Soap Opera Softness

BFF Charm: Yay

Swoonworthy Scale: 8

Talky Talk: She Said, Magically

Bonus Factor: Modern Faeries, Royalty

Relationship Status: Gateway Drug

 

Cover Story: Soap Opera Softness

It would be hard not to guess this book is about faeries, what with that ethereal girl looking ...


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