Author Archives: Sarah

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

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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

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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

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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

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Review: To Be Perfectly Honest by Sonya Sones

To Be Perfectly Honest: A Novel Based on an Untrue Story by Sonya Sones. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2013. Genre: Novel in Verse, Contemporary Realistic Fiction Face Value: Eh. It’s a big face of a pretty white … 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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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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Review: The Year of Shadows by Claire Legrand

The Year of Shadows by Claire Legrand. Simon & Schuster, 2013. Currently Available. Genre: Ghost Story / Fantasy Face Value: This is an excellent middle grade cover – exactly the kind of cover I would have been drawn to when … Continue reading

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