Monthly Archives: November 2013

Review: Ink is Thicker Than Water by Amy Spalding

Ink is Thicker Than Water by Amy Spalding. Entangled Teen, 2013. Available December 3. Age Level & Genre: YA realistic fiction. Face Value: I haven’t seen the published cover yet, but the cover image available online is pretty good (despite … Continue reading

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Review: The Clockwork Scarab by Colleen Gleason

The Clockwork Scarab by Colleen Gleason. Chronicle Books, 2013. Currently Available Genre: Historical Fiction / Steampunk / Alternative Fiction / Time Travel Face Value: Oh HEY Twilight hands! It’s not that it isn’t a good concept – I’ve gone on … Continue reading

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Review: When We Wake by Karen Healey

When We Wake by Karen Healey. Little, Brown and Company, 2013. Currently Available. Genre: Science Fiction / Dystopia Face Value: Oh. Another giant girl’s face looking creepily and vacantly out at the readers. Sure. I mean, the protagonis was cryogenically … Continue reading

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Pack Your Bags: A Slatebreaking Reading List

My sister recently decided to do something bold. She planned a solo weekend trip to a city in another country. I am in awe of her independence. We’re both introverts, so I respect how much she has to put herself … Continue reading

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Review: This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales

This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2013. Currently Available. Genre: Contemporary Realistic Fiction Face Value: This is a super cool cover and I love it a lot. Elise looks 100% like Glendale’s Hottest … Continue reading

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Review: Flora and Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo

Flora and Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo. Candlewick Press, 2013. Currently Available. Genre: How to describe the genre? It’s not quite fantasy, but it definitely isn’t realism. It has illustration, but it isn’t fully a graphic novel. It’s a story about … Continue reading

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