Category Archives: Reviews

Review: The Riddle of Prague by Laura DeBruce

The Riddle of Prague by Laura DeBruce. CreateSpace, 2013. Currently available. Genre: YA Fantasy/Mystery Face Value: I read an e-book copy and didn’t spend a lot of time looking at the cover, but I really do like the image. There … Continue reading

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Review: The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson

Review: The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson. Viking, 2014. Currently Available. Genre: Contemporary Realistic Fiction  Face Value: Beautiful. I am totally here for this cover, which is contemporary and emotionally resonant and also just a lovely piece … Continue reading

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Review: Penny and Her Marble by Kevin Henkes

Penny and Her Marble by Kevin Henkes. Green Willow Books, 2013. Currently available.  Age Level & Genre: Picture book fiction. Face Value: It looks like every other Kevin Henkes book, which is to say that it looks very mild and … Continue reading

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Review: Seven Stories Up by Laurel Snyder

Seven Stories Up by Laurel Snyder. Random House Books for Young Readers, 2014. Available January 28, 2014. Genre: Time Travel / Historical Fiction Face Value: I have to admit, I’m a little disappointed in this cover. It’s not that it’s … Continue reading

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Review: Anatomy of a Boyfriend by Daria Snadowsky

Anatomy of a Boyfriend by Daria Snadowsky. Delacorte, 2007. Currently Available. Age Level & Genre: YA Realistic Fiction Face Value: This is a great cover. It’s simple and funny. Unfortunately, the book didn’t really live up to the potential of … Continue reading

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Review: No Place Like Oz by Danielle Paige

No Place Like Oz by Danielle Paige. Harper Collins, 2013. Currently Available as an e-book. Genre: Fantasy / Retelling Face Value: This cover strikes a nice balance for a retelling. The original imagery is there (the yellow brick road, the … Continue reading

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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: 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

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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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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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