Search Results: "Ryan M. James"


BOOK REVIEW

FORBIDDEN by Syrie James
FANTASY
Released: Jan. 24, 2012

"Lightweight, but the story has some thrills, and the aforementioned genre addicts will enjoy it. (Paranormal romance. 12 & up)"
Yet another paranormal romance, this time with an assortment of angels in a chick-lit setting, that will appeal to those addicted to the genre if few others. Read full book review >

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SEEDS OF DOUBT by James Ryan
Released: Aug. 15, 2002

"A very rich tale—simply narrated, without melodrama or sentimentality—of domestic pain and family strife."
Irish novelist Ryan's first US publication is a fine, evocative story of loss and remembrance. Read full book review >

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JESUS JACKSON by James Ryan Daley
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"Smart and sweet, comforting and moving. (Fiction. 12-16)"
When high school football hero Ryan Stiles is found dead at the bottom of a ravine, the only person not consumed by grief is his younger brother. Read full book review >

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SHAKESPEARE’S STORYBOOK by Patrick Ryan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"A lovely supplement to the Shakespeare oeuvre. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Seven folktales are presented to the reader as having influenced Shakespeare in the writing of The Taming of the Shrew, Romeo and Juliet, The Merchant of Venice, As You Like It, Hamlet, King Lear, and The Winter's Tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LAW OF SUPERHEROES by James Daily
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 11, 2012

"Witty on the Web, ponderous on the page."
The creators of the popular website lawandthemultiverse.com expand the concept into a book-length exploration of tricky legal issues faced by comic-book heroes and villains. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 23, 2016

"A valuable book for readers hoping to make sense of the strangest election in memory."
An update of the author's 1996 book, We're Right, They're Wrong, delivered with his signature passion and earthiness. 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

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 18, 1982

"Less than compulsive reading—but a valuable book to have around."
Princeton historian McPherson has produced what is unapologetically—in heft, in physical design, in the use of myriad headings and subheadings—a high-class undergraduate textbook. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"A thoughtfully and clearly constructed offering that will appeal to history buffs young and old and a must for any Civil War history collection. (Nonfiction. 9+)"
Two percent of the whole population—620,000 soldiers—died in the Civil War. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SERENADE by James M. Cain
Released: Dec. 1, 1937

"Realler people, warmer and tenderer emotions, a larger gallery of characters and fuller background leaves you less punch-drunk than The Postman but the same tight, hardhitting style will appeal to the former audience."
A dynamic, physical attraction, like that in The Postman Always Rings Twice, between a once famous singer, now a bum, and a young and very wise Mexican whore, grows into an enduring, if doomed, love. Read full book review >