Category Archives: Young Adult

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: 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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Review: Will & Whit by Laura Lee Gulledge

Will & Whit by Laura Lee Gulledge. Amulet Books, 2013. Age Level & Genre: Young Adult realistic fiction graphic novel Face Value: It’s a pretty cover that showcases Gulledge’s graphic talents. But it’s kind of misleading! Based on the title … Continue reading

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Review: The F*ck It List by Julie Halpern

The F*ck It List by Julie Halpern. Feiwel and Friends, 2013. Currently available. Age Level & Genre: YA Realistic Fiction Face Value: I love this cover. It has that Instagram filter coloring that looks very contemporary (but will probably look … Continue reading

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Review: Now I’ll Tell You Everything by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

Now I’ll Tell You Everything by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor. Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2013. Currently Available. Genre: Contemporary Realistic Fiction Face Value: There have been so many incarnations of Alice McKinley in covers over the past couple decades. And … Continue reading

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Review: Blythewood by Carol Goodman

Blythewood by Carol Goodman. Viking, 2013. Currently Available. Genre: Historical Fantasy Face Value: Solid cover, nothing amazing. It reflects the story, looks intriguing, but doesn’t do too much to grab your attention either. I really enjoyed this first book in … Continue reading

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