Search Results: "TouchyBooks S.L."


BOOK REVIEW

THE LITTLE ROCK AND ROLLERS by TouchyBooks S.L.
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 10, 2011

"A weak and uninspired story with lackluster interactivity and animation. (iPad storybook app. 2-6)"
Two kids and a monkey chronicle their rise to rock-stardom. Read full book review >

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A MAGIC OF TWILIGHT by S.L. Farrell
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 5, 2008

"A solid read with ambitions it doesn't quite reach."
Farrell (Heir of Stone, 2005, etc.) starts a new series with this agreeable political fantasy, set in a city reminiscent of Renaissance-era Venice. Read full book review >

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MISPLACED by S.L. Hulen
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 15, 2015

"An imaginative tale sprinkled with a bit of magic and leaving enough unanswered questions to keep readers pondering the possible consequences long after the last page has been turned."
Hulen makes an impressive debut with this enjoyable time-travel fantasy. Read full book review >

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SPANKY by S.L. LaNeve
Released: Jan. 4, 2012

"An endearing novel; may inspire young readers to find the hero in themselves."
Spanky McDougal, a spirited middle schooler, must overcome bullies and self-doubt in LaNeve's debut novel. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"From the rigidly stratified life in the 1920s and '30s during J&L's 'despotic prime,' to the brief, postwar golden age, 'a moment of civic equipoise,' to today's 'company town without a company,' where the combination of unemployment, drugs, and crime crushes hope, Price's football story is really that of America's Rust Belt in poignant miniature."
A senior Sports Illustrated writer tells a multigenerational story about Aliquippa, a Pennsylvania steel town, and its legendary high school football team. Read full book review >

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THE SALVATION OF GABRIEL ADAM by S.L. Duncan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"A horrific merging of dimensions looms for fans in the next installment as the teen archangels grapple their way toward ultimate salvation. (Fantasy. 12-18)"
This second book in the Revelation Saga finds teen archangel Gabriel in human form as he begrudgingly continues fighting demons from hell. Read full book review >

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THE REVELATION OF GABRIEL ADAM by S.L. Duncan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 12, 2014

"This apocalyptic adventure delves deep into biblical lore without being dogmatically religious, delivering a fairly satisfying battle between good and evil. (Fantasy. 10-17)"
The End of Days is nigh, and Gabe appears to be the new incarnation of the Archangel Gabriel. Read full book review >

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SPRING THAW by S.L. Stebel
Released: April 21, 1989

Stebel (The Collaboration: mainstream novel; The Vorovich Affair: thriller; The Shoe Leather Treatment: biography) now turns his hand to horror with a high-strung ghost story set in a stormy Arctic land. Read full book review >

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THE EVOLUTION OF GABRIEL ADAM by S.L. Duncan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"This convoluted episode seems to wrap up the trilogy, though there is a hint that the archangels might be needed again; whether readers will respond is another question entirely. (Fantasy. 12-18)"
Two teen archangels continue the fight to save mankind and themselves from demonic takeover. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 12, 2009

"A graceful account of how quickly the crack of the bat and the roar of the crowd can dissipate into silence and tears."
The life and death of 35-year-old Mike Coolbaugh, who was instantly killed by a line drive while coaching first base in a minor-league game in Little Rock, Ark., on July 22, 2007. Read full book review >

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SLALOM by S.L. Rottman
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Predictable, unimaginatively dialogue-driven, rhythmically repetitive, and full of flat, unlikable characters, Rottman's story about skiing, trust, and tough love strives for Chris Crutcher stardom, but unfortunately doesn't venture further than the bunny slope. (Fiction. YA)"
Sandro, a natural-born skier, sacrifices his ski-championship dreams by working part-time (to help pay the rent) at the ski shop at the resort where he lives with his mom. Read full book review >