Monthly Archives: December 2012

Review: Adaptation by Malinda Lo

Adaptation by Malinda Lo. Little, Brown and Company, 2012. Currently Available. Genre: Science Fiction Face Value: I don’t like this cover, nor do I really get it. It’s evocative of a creepy tone without being too “scifi” I guess, but … Continue reading

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Best of 2012: Our Favorite Middle Grade Titles

When we created our wrap-up list of 2012, we of course had trouble keeping it to just ten books. We’re stretching our “best of” capacity by including a list of our top ten middle grade titles of 2012, too. Each … Continue reading

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Best of 2012: Our Favorite Young Adult Titles

One of our favorite things about the end of a calendar year is how many lists there are, ranking the best things that happen over the course of that year. It’s no exception for us – we wanted to take … Continue reading

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Review: Burn for Burn by Jenny Han & Siobhan Vivian

Burn for Burn by Jenny Han & Siobhan Vivian. Simon & Schuster, 2012. Currently available. Genre: YA contemporary realistic fiction. Face Value: The girls on this cover have whole bodies, which is a great thing. As an Instagram lover, I’m also … Continue reading

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Review: The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls by Claire Legrand

The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls by Claire Legrand. Simon & Schuster, 2012. Currently Available. Genre: Horror Face Value: While this cover isn’t quite a scene that we see in the book, it captures the tone quite nicely. And … Continue reading

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Review: Flirting in Italian by Lauren Henderson

Flirting in Italian by Lauren Henderson. Delacorte Press, 2012. Currently available. Genre: YA contemporary realistic fiction Face Value: Two cut-off bodies do not win this cover any points. The Vespa is charming, but that girl is wearing the weirdest outfit. … Continue reading

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Review: Amelia Anne is Dead and Gone by Kat Rosenfield

Amelia Anne is Dead and Gone by Kat Rosenfield. Dutton Books, 2012. Currently Available. Genre: Mystery Face Value: It’s tonally appropriate, and creepy, that’s for sure. But an obscured image of a dead girl with a flower between her legs? … Continue reading

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