Search Results: "Victoria Lustbader"


BOOK REVIEW

APPROACHING THE SPEED OF LIGHT by Victoria Lustbader
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 13, 2013

"Lustbader's refusal to allow Jody any happiness whatsoever will prove a disappointment to many readers."
Lustbader's angst-ridden novel revolves around a young man with a burning need to resolve his child-abuse-riddled past. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HIDDEN by Victoria Lustbader
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 13, 2006

"The hidden homosexuality proves an affecting premise, and the historical detail is well situated."
The former editor, and wife of blockbuster author Eric Van Lustbader, tries her hand at fiction with a sprawling, character-packed, emotionally spiraling historical saga joining the fates of two families in post-WWI New York. Read full book review >

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PRIMED AND READY
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for Violet Grenade by Victoria Scott

Cover Story: Pretty Deadly
BFF Charm: Caution!
Swoonworthy Scale: 6
Talky Talk: Unreliable Narrator
Bonus Factor: Mysterious Loner Dude
Anti-Bonus Factor: Awful Grownups
Relationship Status: Friends?

Trigger Warning: Violet Grenade features scenes of attempted assault, abuse, and bullying, and touches on very dark themes of death and murder. Some situations might be ...


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BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"Much-needed wisdom about aging."
In a society where growing older elicits "over the hill" birthday cards, eminent psychotherapist and geriatric expert Lustbader (Univ. of Washington; What's Worth Knowing, 2004 etc.) unveils the pleasures of aging. Read full book review >

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HEED THE OPENING NOTES
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for This Savage Song (The Monsters of Verity #1) by Victoria Schwab

Cover Story: Deceptive

BFF Charm: Maybe x 2

Swoonworthy Scale: 3

Talky Talk: She Thought, He Thought

Bonus Factors: Paranormal Creatures

Anti-Bonus Factor: Lack of Backstory

Factor: Duology Starter

Relationship Status: Looking Forward to a Second Date

Cover Story: Deceptive

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BOOK REVIEW

THE VEIL OF A THOUSAND TEARS by Eric Van Lustbader
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"World-building that should attract a new universe of fans."
Volume two of The Pearl, a fantasy saga begun with The Ring of Five Dragons (2001). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE KAISHO by Eric Van Lustbader
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 4, 1993

"Superior hokum."
Lustbader—Master of the Orient!—returns stronger than ever with the fourth of the Nicholas Linnear novels (The Ninja, 1980; The Miko, 1984; and White Ninja, 1990), with a fifth promised. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ART KILLS by Eric Van Lustbader
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"There's not even enough excitement to generate a really big yawn."
This patchy, illogical, curiously unmelodramatic novella sits art forgery expert Tess Chase down at a cafe across from the Empire State Museum of Art just as Howard Lenz leaves the building to become a hit-and-run victim, and a thin man with an El Greco face scoops up his briefcase and takes off. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE RING OF FIVE DRAGONS by Eric Van Lustbader
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 1, 2001

"As they beg our sympathy for their white-knuckled grief, these heroines speak a rhetoric that itself must have been bounced off the five moons. Still, this midnight dish will leave many disembodied with rapture."
As with the bloody Black Blade (1999), Lustbader again abandons his Ninja action tales to return to the fantasy and foam of his earlier Sunset Warrior cycles. Will loyal fans find this moonglow too greatly at odds with his somersaulting thrillers and perhaps not cross over? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANY MINUTE NOW by Eric Van Lustbader
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 16, 2016

"If Van Lustbader intends for Whitman and Red Rover to be serial players, he should avoid the fog of war and offer more focused narratives."
Joining the trend of blending a soupçon of fantasy into the action-adventure genre, Van Lustbader (The Bourne Ascendency, 2014, etc.) adds a Louisiana Santeria priest as a role player in a conspiracy against the "blackest of black ops" units, the Red Rover team. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 5, 2012

"A carousel of stereotypes, devoid of suspense."
Jason Bourne is alive and well, but this, the 10th installment of the franchise, is tired. Read full book review >