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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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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: The Madness Underneath by Maureen Johnson

The Madness Underneath by Maureen Johnson. Shades of London #2. Putnam Juvenile, 2013. Currently Available. Genre: Mystery/Ghost Story Face Value: This is a definite upgrade from the first book. While it doesn’t scream to me from the shelves, I think … Continue reading

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Review: Ordinary Magic by Caitlen Rubino-Bradway

Ordinary Magic by Caitlen Rubino-Bradway. Bloomsbury, 2012. Currently Available. Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy Face Value: Standard. This cover is totally unexceptional. It looks like it could be almost any generic middle grade fantasy to come out in the past five … Continue reading

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Shakespeare Week Review: All Men of Genius by Lev AC Rosen

All Men of Genius by Lev AC Rosen Tom Doherty Associates, 2011 Genre: Steampunk / Historical / Retelling Face Value: Eh. I’m pretty indifferent to this cover. It doesn’t set off any of my usual triggers – it has an … Continue reading

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Review: The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson

The Name of the Star, Maureen Johnson G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2011 (Currently Available) Genre: Contemporary, Mystery, Ghost Story Face Value: Well, unfortunately, it’s the worst, which is particularly disappointing given the high quality of the writing between the covers. But … Continue reading

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Review: The Mockingbirds by Daisy Whitney

The Mockingbirds by Daisy Whitney. Little, Brown, and Company, 2010. Currently available. Genre: YA Realistic Fiction Face Value: I love a bold graphic, and this cover delivers. There is an air of mystery about this cover. The bird and tree … Continue reading

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