Search Results: "Stephen Stuart"


BOOK REVIEW

PAX by Stephen Stuart
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 17, 2010

"Readers looking for a fast-paced, superficial read should seek their literary escapism elsewhere, but those who enjoy challenging, provocative and ultimately uplifting novels will want to get to know Bean."
Stuart's (The Wonder of All That Is, 2009) second installment in his Bean trilogy is a cerebral and wildly thought-provoking fusion of fantastical fiction and metaphysical speculation. Read full book review >

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BOOK REPORT for Bright Lights, Dark Nights by Stephen Emond

Cover Story: The Heart of the City 
BFF Charm: Big Sister
Swoonworthy Scale:
 5
Talky Talk: Too Close for Comfort
Bonus Factors:
 Illustrations, Music
Anti-Bonus Factor: Internet Trolls
Relationship Status: It's Not You, It's Me

 

Cover Story: The Heart of the City

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BOOK REVIEW

BIG GAME by Stuart Gibbs
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"Monkey business included, this adventure strikes a neat balance between shenanigans and gravitas to inspire young conservationists. (Mystery. 9-13)"
Middle schooler Teddy has an enduring love for animals, a healthy dose of intellect, and a way with high jinks. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SPACE CASE by Stuart Gibbs
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"Fully absorbing. (Mystery. 9-12)"
When Dr. Holtz's body is discovered just outside the lunar colony, everyone assumes he made a mistake putting on his spacesuit—but 12-year-old Dashiell "Dash" Gibson has reason to believe this was no accident. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LAST MUSKETEER by Stuart Gibbs
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 27, 2011

"Using Alexandre Dumas' stories as a jumping-off point, Gibbs mixes fact, fantasy and thrills to create a galloping swashbuckler. (Adventure. 8-12)"
From the gripping first sentence—"Clinging to the prison wall, Greg Rich realized how much he hated time travel"—the excitement never flags in this newly imagined Musketeer adventure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CRY OF THE ICEMARK by Stuart Hill
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2005

"With plenty of strange creatures, growing relationships, well done battle scenes and set pieces both terrifying and triumphant, this above average epic has something to please high fantasy fans of every stripe. (Fantasy. 11-14)"
Along with a marvelous and multi-species cast, this debut doorstopper features a teenaged warrior queen, naïve but a quick study, desperately seeking allies against the invading armies of a mighty empire. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BASEBALL TRUST by Stuart Banner
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2013

"Baseball fans of a legal bent will find this lively study both maddening and illuminating."
Price fixing, union busting, collusion and criminality—and that's just the beginning of this inside-baseball footnote to baseball history. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOITERING WITH INTENT by Stuart Woods
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 21, 2009

"Middling for this wildly uneven series. Readers who quit halfway through won't miss a thing."
Beneath the excruciatingly apt title lurks a welcome return to detection, more or less, for jet-setting New York attorney Stone Barrington. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 12, 2009

"Occasionally rambling but rewarding reading on a worldwide crisis."
A useful account of how we waste food. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BELOW THE BELT by Stuart Woods
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"An unusually strong premise, and this time Woods keeps his eye on the ball, ignoring the siren call of consumer spending that sank Sex, Lies & Serious Money (2016) and so many others, plotting as if he actually means it. Warning, though: some ripped-from-the-headlines elements may extend fans' post-election blues."
A favor New York attorney Stone Barrington agrees to do for a friend who's a powerful political veteran causes an unexpected amount of grief to everyone but Stone. Read full book review >