Author Archives: Sarah

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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Review: After Iris by Natasha Farrant

After Iris by Natasha Farrant. Dial Books for Young Readers, 2013. Currently Available. Genre: Contemporary Realistic Fiction Face Value: Designers take notes. This is what a middle grade cover should look like. It’s age appropriate, but it’s also cool and … Continue reading

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Review: The Dark Between by Sonia Gensler

The Dark Between by Sonia Gensler. Knopf, 2013. Currently Available. Genre: Historical Fiction, Ghost Story Face Value: This cover is suitably creepy, period appropriate and intriguing. While it’s not the most original I’ve ever seen, it’s more than acceptable. Does … Continue reading

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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: 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: 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: 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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Review: All Our Pretty Songs by Sarah McCarry

All Our Pretty Songs by Sarah McCarry. St. Martin’s Griffin, 2013. Currently Available. Genre: Fantasy, Retelling Face Value: At first I like it, the leaves and the font and everything, but when you look closer and see the floating girl … Continue reading

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Review: Doll Bones by Holly Black

Doll Bones by Holly Black. Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2013. Currently Available. Genre: Horror Face Value: It’s hard to imagine what else could make this cover better – it’s creepy (just look at those doll eyes staring out at you), … Continue reading

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Review: Starstruck by Rachel Shukert

Starstruck by Rachel Shukert. Delacorte Press, 2013. Currently Available. Genre: Historical Fiction Face Value: I totally get what you were going for, cover artists. But it doesn’t work. I feel like this illustration is trying to evoke both a contemporary … Continue reading

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