Monthly Archives: September 2013

Review: The Shadow Society by Marie Rutowski

The Shadow Society by Marie Rutowski. Farrar Straus Giroux, 2013. Currently Available. Genre: Speculative Fiction Face Value: This is a great fantasy cover. It’s atmospheric and interesting – the shadowed image on the front reflects both the idea of Shades … Continue reading

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Review: Heaven is Paved With Oreos by Catherine Gilbert Murdock

Heaven is Paved With Oreos by Catherine Gilbert Murdock. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013. Currently available. Genre: Contemporary realistic fiction. Face Value: Cover tropes collide: a headless girl, Converse sneakers, and oh of course something with cow print because it’s set … Continue reading

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Review: Lotería by Mario Alberto Zambrano

Lotería by Mario Alberto Zambrano. Harper, 2013. Currently Available Genre: Contemporary Realistic Fiction Face Value: You can’t get the full effect from just the image here, but this is one of the most beautifully designed books I have ever seen. … Continue reading

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Review: The Adventures of Superhero Girl by Faith Erin Hicks

The Adventures of Superhero Girl by Faith Erin Hicks. Dark Horse Books, 2013. Currently available. Genre: Comic Face Value: It’s gorgeous! Superhero Girl looks like a normal girl. She doesn’t have over-exaggerated body parts and her superhero clothes have a … Continue reading

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Review: Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein

Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein. Hyperion, 2013. Currently Available. Genre: Historical Fiction Face Value: This is a lovely piece of cover artwork that absolutely captures the story. When you have a book that deals with horrors like a concentration … Continue reading

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Review: Jessica Darling’s IT List by Megan McCafferty

Jessica Darling’ IT List by Megan McCafferty. Little, Brown, and Company, 2013. Currently available. Age Level & Genre: Middle grade realistic fiction. Face Value: Can we talk about the pink problem that’s happening here? It’s bad. Jessica’s dressed in her … Continue reading

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Review: The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black. Little, Brown and Company, 2013. Currently Available. Genre: Fantasy Face Value: I think this is a great cover. The more I look at it, the more I like it. The stark image … Continue reading

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