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Category Archives: Review
Hardcover: 288 pages Publisher: Touchstone; First Edition edition (August 6, 2013) ISBN-10: 145164485X Source: Author D.C. sex-crimes prosecutor Anna Curtis barely has time to celebrate her recent engagement before she’s called in to investigate a horrific crime. A group of men from MS-13, a local street gang, attack a brothel, leaving a wake of brutal […]
Hardcover: 128 pages Publisher: Little A / New Harvest (October 29, 2013) ISBN-10: 054414922X Source: Publisher A nineteen-year-old college student and her friend, Miriam, embark on a trip to Africa. The unnamed narrator’s life is forever altered upon arriving in Egypt, feeling as though she is finally home. With almond-shaped eyes and dark skin, she’s […]
Series: Body Farm Novel Hardcover: 368 pages Publisher: William Morrow (September 24, 2013) ISBN-10: 0062262300 Source: Publisher It’s the summer of 1992. Dr. Bill Brockton is the head of the University of Tennessee’s Anthropology Department. After having his credibility tested while on the stand, Brockton is desperate to find a gauge for estimating a victim’s […]
Age Range: 10 and up Publisher: HarperCollins; Unabridged edition (April 10, 2007) ISBN-10: 0061341045 Source: Personal copy Twelve-year-old Stephanie is confused when, after her eccentric uncle passes away, she is on the list to attend the reading of the will. There, a stranger appears, a man bundled up in a scarf, coat, and hat. He’s […]
Hardcover: 352 pages Publisher: Forge Books (September 24, 2013) ISBN-10: 0765337649 Source: Publisher *Note: This is the sequel to The Far Side of the Sky. It is recommended that you read this book first. 1943 Shanghai: Over 20,000 Jewish refugees seeking safety in Shanghai are forced by the Japanese to move into a “relocation” camp, a one-kilometer area known […]
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 […]
Series: Librarian Mysteries Paperback: 256 pages Publisher: Gallery Books; Original edition (November 5, 2013) ISBN-10: 145168466 Source: Publisher In this second book in the Librarian Mystery series, Minnesota librarian Karen Nash is in London helping Caldwell, her love interest, locate a site for their dream bookstore. This is a big step for her; it wasn’t […]
Paperback: 448 pages Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks (November 5, 2013) ISBN-13: 978-0062206459 Source: Publisher Rain and her husband, TJ, a popular high school teacher, are struggling with infertility. Each month Rain if faced with defeat at the news she isn’t pregnant. She thought that this was going to be the most difficult challenge she and […]
Age Range: 7 – 12 years Series: Amp! Comics for Kids Hardcover: 240 pages Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing (October 1, 2013) ISBN-10: 1449435483 Source: Publisher Today, I’m excited to welcome my youngest son, Justin (8), for a guest review! He’s only reviewed a few books for me but, as he gets older, he’s interested in […]
Hardcover: 464 pages Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers (September 10, 2013) ISBN-10: 0375868771 Source: Publisher The citizens of the small town of Oleander, Kansas call it the killing day: five people with seemingly no connection commit murders, killing 12 individuals, then attempt to kill themselves. In four out of five cases, they succeeded. A […]