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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The 2012 Slatebreakers Non-Book Book-Related Gift Guide

Yes, that may be the most convoluted gift guide title you will see this holiday season. We’re trying to think outside of the box this year. Obviously we are big fans of giving books as gifts, and many of the … Continue reading

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Review: Uprising by Margaret Peterson Haddix

Uprising by Margaret Peterson Haddix. Simon & Schuster Books for Young People, 2007. Currently Available. Genre: Historical Fiction Face Value: I listened to this book on audio, so I didn’t have as much face time with the cover as I … Continue reading

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