Monthly Archives: December 2013

Review: The Nightmare Affair by Mindee Arnett

The Nightmare Affair by Mindee Arnett. Tor Teen, 2013. Currently Available. Genre: Fantasy Face Value: I picked up this book because the silhouette style cover reminded me of Sarah Rees Brennan’s Unspoken, which I loved. I like this cover art … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews, Young Adult | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Review: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. St. Martin’s Griffin, 2013. Currently Available. Age Level & Genre: Contemporary YA Realistic Fiction Face Value: I love it! Rowell’s covers are illustrated in a beautiful, simple style. They look quirky and charming, which I would … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews, Young Adult | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Review: Sorrow’s Knot by Erin Bow

Sorrow’s Knot by Erin Bow. Arthur A. Levine Books, 2013. Currently Available. Genre: Fantasy Face Value: This cover screams fantasy, and this book is a fantasy, so that’s accurate. But it also vaguely reminds me of Blue Moon, the store … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews, Young Adult | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Best of 2013: Our Favorite Young Adult Titles

Once again we have done the tough job of reading scads of YA novels published this year and culling them down to our favorites. Just kidding…it’s not a tough job. We love it! We each have selected five of (in … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Best of 2013: Our Favorite Middle Grade Titles

Compiling our favorite books of the year has become one of our favorite things that we do on the blog. It’s a great opportunity to look through last year’s reviews and see what stuck with us. This list of ten … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Holiday Gift Guide Roundup

In the past, we have compiled a Slatebreakers holiday gift guide. But why reinvent the wheel when other smart people around the Internet are already putting together neat gift guides? Here’s a sampling of a few gift guides that fans … Continue reading

Posted in Miscellaneous | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Review: The Panopticon by Jenni Fagon

The Panopticon by Jenni Fagan. Hogarth, 2012. Currently Available. Genre: Speculative Fiction. Or Not. This is one of those books that blurs the lines between realism and the total opposite. Face Value: I love this striking cover. It kind of … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews, Young Adult | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment