Tag Archives: Romance

Review: Cinders & Sapphires by Leila Rasheed

Cinders and Sapphires by Leila Rasheed. Disney-Hyperion, 2013. Currently Available. Genre: Historical Fiction (or is Downton-Abbey-inspired its own genre yet?) Face Value:  This cover is unsurprising. It doesn’t do much for me, as a reader, but it also doesn’t turn … Continue reading

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Review: The Madman’s Daughter by Megan Shepherd

The Madman’s Daughter by Megan Shepherd. Balzer + Bray, 2013. Currently Available. Genre: Gothic novel, Horror Face Value: Meh. It’s not that this cover is inaccurate, it’s just a little…familiar. It looks like dozens of other covers with a girl … Continue reading

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Review: Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell. St. Martin’s Griffin, 2013. Currently available. Genre: YA Realistic Fiction Face Value: This is a stunning, simple cover. It looks like appropriately 2013 and will appeal to contemporary readers, but it also captures the … Continue reading

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Review: Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley

Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley. Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2012. Currently Available. Genre: Contemporary Realistic Fiction Face Value: I actually listened to the audio book of this one, so I didn’t spend as much time with the cover as … Continue reading

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Review: Just One Day by Gayle Forman

Just One Day by Gayle Forman. Dutton Books, 2013. Currently available. Genre: YA Realistic Fiction Face Value: HALLELUJAH. This is a YA book that looks like a normal, appealing, grown-up book. There are no condescending neon goofy fonts or headless … Continue reading

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Review: Flirting in Italian by Lauren Henderson

Flirting in Italian by Lauren Henderson. Delacorte Press, 2012. Currently available. Genre: YA contemporary realistic fiction Face Value: Two cut-off bodies do not win this cover any points. The Vespa is charming, but that girl is wearing the weirdest outfit. … 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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