Category Archives: Random House

#Mx3 Review: Gabriel Finley and the Raven’s Riddle by George Hagen

Age Range: 9 – 12 years Hardcover: 384 pages Publisher: Schwartz & Wade (August 26, 2014) ISBN: 9780385371032 Source: Publisher Twelve year-old Gabriel Finley has lived with his Aunt Jasmine in her old Brooklyn brownstone since his father disappeared three years ago. As he gets older, he has increasingly more questions about his father’s disappearance. […]

Guest Review: The Islands at the End of the World by Austin Aslan

Age Range: 12 and up Hardcover: 384 pages Publisher: Wendy Lamb Books (August 5, 2014) ISBN: 9780385744027 Source: Publisher Sixteen-year-old Leilani and her father travel from their small island town to the Big Island of Hawaii to Oahu to seek medical treatment for her epilepsy.  When the President of the United States goes missing for […]

Review: Remember Me Like This by Bret Anthony Johnston

Hardcover: 384 pages Publisher: Random House (May 13, 2014) ISBN-10: 1400062128 Source: Publisher Four years ago Justin Campbell disappeared from his home in the small town of Southport, Texas.   The Campbells struggle to find answers, not knowing if he ran away or was abducted.  Their lives continue, but a mere shell of the life they […]

Review: Black Chalk by Christopher J. Yates

Paperback: 352 pages Publisher: Random House UK (April 1, 2014) ISBN-10: 1846557283 Source: Publisher Six friends, students at Oxford University, create a game. The game is made up of a series of actions, a truth or dare of sorts.  The consequences of failing to complete the actions start off quiet simple and gradually become more […]

Review: Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson

Age Range: 12 and up/Grade 7 and up Hardcover: 400 pages Publisher: Delacorte Press; First Edition edition (September 24, 2013) ISBN-10: 0385743564 Source: Publisher A decade ago Calamity came, a meteor that gave people extraordinary powers. Soon these individuals began to be referred to as Epics. Rather than using their power for good, they demanded […]

Review: Cartwheel by Jennifer Dubois

Hardcover: 384 pages Publisher: Random House (September 24, 2013) ISBN-10: 0812995864 Source: Publisher Lily Hayes opts to spend a semester abroad in Buenos Aires and is instantly enamored by the culture around her. She rooms with another young woman from the United States, Katy, but Lily is more interested in becoming immersed in the culture and people around her than […]

Review: Night Film by Marisha Pessl

Hardcover: 624 pages Publisher: Random House (August 20, 2013) ISBN-10: 140006788X Source: Publisher “I love to put my characters in the dark. It’s only then that I can see exactly who they are.” Scott McGrath is an investigative journalist who knows his fair share about Stanislas Cordova, an infamous director of horror films so horrifying […]

Review: Son of a Gun by Justin St. Germain

Hardcover: 256 pages Publisher: Random House (August 13, 2013) ISBN-10: 1400068622 Source: Publisher In September of 2001, when the mother of twenty-year-old Justin St. Germain is murdered at the hands of her fifth husband in Tombstone, AZ, it is written off as “A real-life old West murder mystery.”  Despite its famous history, Tombstone is still […]

Frightful Friday: World War Z: The Complete Edition: An Oral History of the Zombie War by Max Brooks

Frightful Friday is a weekly meme in which I feature a particularly scary or chilling book that I’ve read that week.This week’s featured title is the audiobook production of World War Z by Max Brooks:   Audio CD Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins Publisher: Random House Audio ISBN-10: 0804165734 Source: Personal copy The Zombie […]

Audio Book Review: Elsewhere by Richard Russo

Listening Length: 7 hours and 32 minutes Program Type: Audiobook Publisher: Random House Audio Release Date: October 30, 2012 Source: Library Pulitzer Prize winning author Richard Russo follows eight tremendous works of fiction with a truly rewarding memoir of his life in Elsewhere. Fans of his novels will recognize his hometown of Gloversville, NY, a town once […]