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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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Review: The Waking Dark by Robin Wasserman

The Waking Dark by Robin Wasserman. Knopf, 2013. Currently Available. Genre: Horror / Dystopia Face Value: While this isn’t exactly a cover that I tried to read in public so that people would be intrigued by it, it’s a perfectly … Continue reading

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