Category Archives: Reviews

Review: Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins

Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins. Penguin, 2014. Currently Available. Age Level & Genre: YA Paranormal Fiction Face Value: The cover is what attracted me to this book. The contrasting images of a super-feminine pink pearl necklace and a shiny dagger … Continue reading

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Review: Breakfast Served Anytime by Sarah Combs

Breakfast Served Anytime by Sarah Combs. Candlewick Press, 2014. Currently available. Age Level & Genre: YA contemporary realistic fiction Face Value: This is a subtle, beautiful cover. The Egg Drop diner is a key location in the book, and the … Continue reading

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Review: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han. Simon & Schuster, 2014. Currently available. Age Level & Genre: YA Realistic Fiction Face Value: This is a gorgeous cover. Real girl, real setting, real anticipation for the story that … Continue reading

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Review: Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty and illustrated by David Roberts

Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty, illustrated by David Roberts. Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2013. Currently available. Age level & genre: Picture book fiction with a fantastical twist Face Value: The wacky illustrations hint at the slightly off-kilter world created … Continue reading

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Review: Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige

Dorothy Must Die byDanielle Paige. Full Fathom Five, 2014. Currently Available. Genre: Fantasy / Retelling Face Value: We definitely know we’re in Oz by the signifiers = blue checked dress, silver shoes. The stark writing over the image hints at … Continue reading

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Review: Pilgrims Don’t Wear Pink by Stephanie Kate Strohm

Pilgrims Don’t Wear Pink by Stephanie Kate Strohm. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012. Currently available. Genre: YA Realistic Fiction Face Value:  This cover simply does not do the story justice. Libby is extremely clever, and a girl pulling a cell phone … Continue reading

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Review: Pointe by Brandy Colbert

Review: Pointe by Brandy Colbert. G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2014. Currently Available. Genre: Contemporary Realistic Fiction Face Value: It’s lovely. With the elegant coloring, font, and image, this cover treads a fine line between spun sugar ballerina book and Black Swan … Continue reading

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