Monthly Archives: August 2012

Review: Mothership by Martin Leicht and Isla Neal

Mothership by Martin Leicht and Isla Neal. Simon & Schuster, 2012. Genre: YA Science Fiction Face Value: Eye-catching, for sure. Ray guns! Outer space! And…a pregnant lady? I first saw this cover on the Forever Young Adult blog and it looked … Continue reading

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Review: The Princesses of Iowa by M. Molly Backes

The Princesses of Iowa by M. Molly Backes. Candlewick, 2012. Currently Available. Genre: Contemporary Realistic Fiction Face Value: Surprisingly good. With a title like this one, there is a pretty serious potential for some egregious cover crimes, like girls in … Continue reading

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Review: Purity by Jackson Pearce

Purity by Jackson Pearce. Little, Brown, and Company, 2012. Currently available. Genre: YA Realistic Fiction Face Value: Ok, this cover makes me laugh. The cover designer was clever enough to utilize the lock symbol to represent Shelby’s virginity, and then to … Continue reading

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Review: Messy by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan

Messy by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan. Poppy, 2012. Currently Available Genre: Contemporary Realistic Fiction Face Value:  It reflects the story and avoids a headless girl, so 10 points to this cover right off the bat. Plus, I think the … Continue reading

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Review: Tell The Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt

Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt. Dial Press, 2012. Currently Available. Genre: Realism. (also technically Adult Fiction. shhh) Face Value: I love this cover. I love it so much that I want a print of it to … Continue reading

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Review: When You Were Mine by Rebecca Serle

When You Were Mine by Rebecca Serle. Simon Pulse, 2012. Currently Available Genre: Retelling, Contemporary Realistic Fiction Face Value: Quite sincerely, this is probably my least favorite cover on a book I’ve read this year. Which is a shame, because … Continue reading

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Frontier Week Review: Caroline by Willo Davis Roberts (A Sunfire Novel)

Caroline by Willo Davis Roberts. Scholastic, 1984. No longer in print. Genre: Historical Fiction / Romance  Face Value: It’s terrible of course, but it evokes a certain nostalgia for me. All the Sunfire covers looked like this, basically – a … Continue reading

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