Tag Archives: Fantasy

Review: September Girls by Bennett Madison

September Girls by Bennett Madison. Harper Teen 2013. Currently Available. Genre: Speculative Fiction Face Value: Nothing special. In fact, this cover is a big part of why I wasn’t all that interested in the book before it started getting crazy … Continue reading

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Review: A Corner of White by Jaclyn Moriarty

A Corner of White by Jaclyn Moriarty. Arthur A. Levine Books, 2013. Genre: Fantasy Face Value: I’m mixed on this cover. On the one hand, I find it a little twee, with the girl and the umbrella and the wisps … Continue reading

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Review: Hilda and the Midnight Giant by Luke Pearson

Hilda and the Midnight Giant by Luke Pearson. Nobrow Press, 2012. Currently available. Genre: Middle Grade Graphic Novel Face Value: Such an enchanting cover. There’s magic in this image. Hilda is a quirky looking little girl, and her eyes tell … Continue reading

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Review: Vessel by Sarah Beth Durst

Vessel by Sarah Beth Durst. Margaret K. McElderry, 2012. Currently Available. Genre: Fantasy Face Value:  I respect this cover. While it doesn’t necessarily scream to me from bookstore shelves, once I was reading the book I found myself totally drawn … Continue reading

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Review: Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan

Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan. Random House, 2012. Currently Available. Genre: Mystery, Fantasy Face Value: I like this kind of cover, with the monochrome background and black and gold stenciling. It’s a familiar look in YA covers these days, but … Continue reading

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Review: Splendors and Glooms by Laura Amy Schlitz

Splendors and Glooms by Laura Amy Schlitz. Candlewick, 2012. Currently Available. Genre: Historical Fiction, Fantasy, Gothic Novel Face Value: This cover is exquisite. First, the dark colors and brooding artwork perfectly capture the gothic tone of the story. Then, when … Continue reading

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Guest Post: A Few Words about The Andre Norton Award with Carrie Vaughn

We have a special guest post for you today, and we could not be more thrilled to welcome author Carrie Vaughn to the Slatebreakers blog. We first learned about Carrie through frequent Slatebreakers reader Deb Vaughn. Deb helped us connect … Continue reading

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Review: I Shall Wear Midnight by Terry Pratchett

I Shall Wear Midnight by Terry Pratchett. Doubleday, 2010. Currently available. Genre: YA Fantasy Face Value: I’m afraid to admit this, but…the cover is too “fantasy” for me. Fantasy is not a genre I typically read, but I make exceptions … 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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Review: Shadows on the Moon by Zoe Marriott

Shadows on the Moon by Zoë Marriott. Candlewick, 2011. Currently Available. Genre: Fantasy, Fairy Tale Retelling Face Value: For the most part, I like this cover (top) The girl’s face is identifiably Japanese (sadly, not always a guarantee), and we … Continue reading

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