Monthly Archives: September 2012

Review: The Case of the Missing Marquess by Nancy Springer

The Case of the Missing Marquess: An Enola Holmes Mystery. Philomel Sleuth, (2006). Currently available. Genre: Middle grade mystery/historical fiction Face Value: This is a terrific cover illustrated by Peter Ferguson. I love Enola’s hunted look, her bicycle, her period-specific … Continue reading

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Review: The Secret Tree by Natalie Standiford

The Secret Tree by Natalie Standiford. Scholastic, 2012. Currently Available. Genre: Contemporary Realistic Fiction (with a bit of fantasy-ish) Face Value: Classic, standard middle grade. This cover doesn’t grab me and scream “Read Me Now” but it’s totally classic upper … Continue reading

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Review: Tina’s Mouth: An Existential Comic Diary by Keshni Kashyap; Illustrated by Mari Araki

Tina’s Mouth: An Existential Comic Diary by Keshni Kashyap; illustrated by Mari Araki. Houghton Mifflin, 2011. Currently available. Genre: YA contemporary graphic novel. Face Value: I found it eye catching. The golden graphics reminded me of henna tattoos I have … Continue reading

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Review: Team Human by Justine Larbalestier and Sarah Rees Brennan

Team Human by Justine Larbalestier and Sarah Rees Brennan. HarperTeen, 2012. Currently Available. Genre: Urban Fantasy / Speculative Fiction Face Value: This cover is cheesy, and conforms to a fair number of stereotypes, but it also sort of feels like … Continue reading

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Review: Smart Girls Get What They Want by Sarah Strohmeyer

Smart Girls Get What They Want by Sarah Strohmeyer. Balzer + Bray, 2012. Currently available. Genre: YA contemporary realistic fiction. Face Value: Just one moment, please, as I climb up on my soapbox. Ok, I’m ready. PUTTING GLASSES ON A … Continue reading

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Review: Princess Academy and Palace of Stone by Shannon Hale

Princess Academy and Palace of Stone by Shannon Hale. 2007 and 2012. Bloomsbury. Currently Available. Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy Face Value: These covers aren’t that appealing to me. While I like very much that we see an actual girl that … Continue reading

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Joint Review: Drama by Raina Telgemeier

Drama by Raina Telgemeier. Graphix (Scholastic Imprint), 2012. Currently available. Genre: Graphic novel, contemporary realistic fiction Face Value: We love this cover because we loved the book, the cover perfectly exemplifies it. Graphic novels often have great covers, because the … Continue reading

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