Search Results: "Wesley King"


BOOK REVIEW

THE INCREDIBLE SPACE RAIDERS FROM SPACE! by Wesley King
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"If readers wanted to describe this book in Internet terms, they would be emoticons: wide-eyed surprise, tears at a few late revelations and many smiley faces at the end. (Science fiction. 8-12)"
Jonah Hillcrest is not exactly a Marty Stu. Read full book review >

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THE FEROS by Wesley King
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 27, 2013

"Ultimately forgettable. (Adventure. 10-14)"
The lukewarm sequel to the tepid supervillain series opener The Vindico (2012) underwhelms. Read full book review >

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DRAGONS VS. DRONES by Wesley King
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2016

"Neither the premise nor some decently limned dragons give wings to this pedestrian clunker. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
Magic and technology square off as fire-breathing dragons on a parallel Earth face extinction from heavily armed military drones designed on this one. Read full book review >

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THE VINDICO by Wesley King
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 14, 2012

"For real super-villain fun, skip this and go back to Catherine Jinks' Evil Genius (2007) and sequels. (Adventure. 10-14)"
Four teens and one preteen of disparate backgrounds find themselves forcibly recruited into a league of super-villains in this pallid series opener. Read full book review >

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OCDANIEL by Wesley King
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 12, 2016

"Part coming-of-age, part mystery, and part middle-grade social-problem novel, Daniel's story will resonate with a broad spectrum of readers. (Fiction. 8-13)"
In a departure from his previous book, The Incredible Space Raiders from Space (2015), King offers the story of an "eccentric thirteen-year-old social oddity" who desperately wants to be normal. Read full book review >

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KING GROSSMAN
by Poornima Apte

King Grossman had just returned from participating in the Dakota Access Pipeline protests when Kirkus caught up with him. His desire to become an active citizen informs the backbone of his debut indie venture, Letters to Alice. The novel has a feel for the zeitgeist of our times with Occupy Wall Street and the Arab Spring woven into its threads ...


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BOOK REVIEW

HAPHAZARD HOUSE by Mary Wesley
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 30, 1993

"Haunting—in several senses. (Fiction. 12+)"
Past and future tangle in a mare's-nest around a modern British family in this wry, complex ghost story from Wesley, a well-known author of adult books (A Dubious Legacy, 1992, etc.). Read full book review >

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MISFORTUNE by Wesley Stace
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 11, 2005

"Blend Tristram Shandy with, say, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, and you have something of the spirit of this spirited tale: a most promising debut."
I'm a boy, but my mother won't admit it: an entertaining yet philosophically inclined stroll along some decidedly little-visited lanes and mews in Georgian England. Read full book review >

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DARKTOWN STRUTTERS by Wesley Brown
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 23, 1994

"An uneven work that would have been more involving if Brown had stuck closer to Jim's point of view and varied the gibe-and- riposte pattern of his dialogue."
The volatile world of 19th-century minstrel shows and one of its finest dancers, the original Jim Crow, are explored by Brown in his second novel (after Tragic Magic, 1978). Read full book review >

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Sangre de Cristo: The Blood of Christ by Wesley Redfield
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 29, 2015

"Will leave readers eagerly anticipating a sequel and wondering about the fates of its characters."
Redfield's debut work of historical fiction is a compelling journey into New Mexico's early history. Read full book review >

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A READING YEAR: JUDGING CRIME WORKS BY DIFFERENT STANDARDS
by J. Kingston Pierce

Back when I began writing for Kirkus Reviews, almost half a decade ago, I had an editor who was frequently after me to publish lists of things—rundowns of especially dependable crime novelists, or books I’d like to read again for the first time, or once-popular detectives about whom I thought more should be written. “People like to read lists,” ...


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