Tag Archives: Magic

Review: Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor

Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor Viking, 2011 (currently available) Genre: Fantasy Face Value: This is a great cover. Love the illustration of the girl, love the white background and the use of color. No headless stock image here: the girl … Continue reading

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Review: Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Laini Taylor Little, Brown and Company, 2011 (Currently Available) Genre: Fantasy Face Value: It could be a lot worse. There’s a truly lovely element to this cover – the blue is striking against the black … Continue reading

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Review: The Red Wolf by Margaret Shannon

The Red Wolf by Margaret Shannon Houghton Mifflin, 2002 (currently available) Genre: Fairy Tale, Picture Book Face Value: This is an extraordinary cover. It is a particularly extraordinary cover for a princess book targeted at 4-7 year olds. To illustrate … Continue reading

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Review: The Wizard of Dark Street by Shawn Thomas Odyssey

The Wizard of Dark Street by Shawn Thomas Odyssey Egmont USA, 2011 (currently available) Genre: Mystery/Fantasy/Historical Fiction Face Value: I find this cover incredibly appealing. I like the use of color, the aesthetic of the graphics fits the story quite … Continue reading

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Review: Bigger than a Bread Box by Laurel Snyder

Bigger than a Bread Box by Laurel Snyder Random House, 2011 (Available September 27) Genre: Realistic Fiction with a Magical Element Face Value: Though there’s sort of a disembodied element here, I actually really like this cover! Yes, part of … Continue reading

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