Tag Archives: Romance

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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Frontier Week Review: Caroline by Willo Davis Roberts (A Sunfire Novel)

Caroline by Willo Davis Roberts. Scholastic, 1984. No longer in print. Genre: Historical Fiction / Romance  Face Value: It’s terrible of course, but it evokes a certain nostalgia for me. All the Sunfire covers looked like this, basically – a … Continue reading

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Review: The Year of the Beasts by Cecil Castellucci & Nate Powell

The Year of the Beasts by Cecil Castellucci & Nate Powell. Roaring Books Press, 2012. Currently available. Genre: Graphic Novel Fiction Face Value: What a spectacular cover. The fierce young Medusa on the cover glares right at you from her … Continue reading

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Summer Week Review: Twenty Boy Summer

Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler. Little Brown and Company, 2009. Currently Available. Genre: Contemporary Realistic Fiction (YA) Face Value: It’s not bad, actually. I think the title of this book is terribly misleading, and doesn’t really get at the … Continue reading

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Summer Week Review: Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen

Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen. Penguin, 2009. Currently available. Genre: YA Realistic Fiction Face Value: Sarah Dessen’s books are notorious victims of terrible covers. The pink-tinged girly frivolity of the cover often betrays the depth of the writing … Continue reading

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Review: The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith: Poppy, 2012 (Currently Available) Genre: Contemporary Realistic Fiction Face Value: Maybe it’s a little over the top, but I have to admit I really like this cover. The … Continue reading

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Review: Bunheads by Sophie Flack

Bunheads, by Sophie Flack Little, Brown and Company, 2011 (Currently Available) Genre: Contemporary Realistic Fiction Face Value: I am so into this cover. It’s fantastic, the way it shows just the right mix of actual representation and wry commentary. I … Continue reading

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Review: Past Perfect by Leila Sales

Past Perfect by Leila Sales Simon Pulse, 2011 (Currently Available) Genre: Contemporary Realistic Fiction Face Value: Ok, no. This is not acceptable. Publishers of Leila Sales’s books, we need to have a talk. This is great content you have going … Continue reading

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Review: All-American Girl by Meg Cabot

All-American Girl by Meg Cabot. Harper Collins, 2002. Currently available. Genre: YA Realistic Fiction Face Value: Patriotism! Cursive! Stars! This cover screams baseball, apple-pie, and good ol’ US American wholesomeness. It does nothing to reflect the actual personality of main … Continue reading

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Review: The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot

The Princess Diaries, by Meg Cabot HarperTeen, 2000. (Currently Available) Genre: Contemporary, Romance Face Value: Well…there’s a whole lot of bright pink on this cover, and not a small amount of sparkle. I’ll give you that. BUT – there’s something … Continue reading

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