Monthly Archives: April 2012

Review: The Disenchantments by Nina LaCour

The Disenchantments by Nina LaCour: Dutton Books, 2012 (Currently Available) Genre: Contemporary Realistic Fiction Face Value: This cover is immediately appealing to me. I love the colors and the way, between the sunglasses and the hipster t-shirt, it totally screams … Continue reading

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Review: Not That Kind of Girl by Siobhan Vivian

Not That Kind of Girl by Siobhan Vivian. Scholastic, 2010. Currently available. Genre: YA Realistic Fiction Face Value: Terrible. Just terrible. I cannot take this book anywhere unless I peel off the dust jacket. I even feel the need to … Continue reading

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Review: May B. by Caroline Starr Rose

May B. by Caroline Starr Rose. Schwartz & Wade Books, 2012 (currently available). Genre: Historical Fiction, Poetry Face Value: This is a fantastic cover. In fact, this is a book I wanted to read because I saw the cover and … Continue reading

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Review: Giants Beware! by Rafael Rosado and Jorge Aguirre

Giants Beware! by Rafael Rosado and Jorge Aguirre. First Second Books, 2012. Currently available. Genre: Middle Grade Graphic Novel Face Value: I love it. The whole terrific cast of child characters graces the cover, with Claudette front and center, taking the lead. … Continue reading

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Review: Beneath a Meth Moon by Jacqueline Woodson

Beneath a Meth Moon by Jacqueline Woodson. Nancy Paulsen Books, 2012 (Currently Available) Genre: Contemporary Realistic Fiction Face Value: This is a classy cover. Nothing about it either glamorizes drugs, sensationalizes drug addicts or resorts to scare tactics. No faces. … Continue reading

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Review: Bloody Jack by L.A. Meyer

Bloody Jack: Being an Account of the Curious Adventures of Mary “Jacky” Faber, Ship’s Boy by L.A. Meyer. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2002. Currently available. Genre: YA Historical Fiction Face Value: Here we have a curious tale of two covers for … Continue reading

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Review: Sparks by S.J. Adams

Sparks by S.J. Adams Flux, 2011 (Currently Available) Genre: Contemporary Realistic Fiction Face Value: Worth looking at. There’s nothing truly extraordinary or breathtakingly beautiful, but it avoids all the major cover disasters, so we’ll give it a thumbs up. No … Continue reading

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