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Review: Breakfast Served Anytime by Sarah Combs

Breakfast Served Anytime by Sarah Combs. Candlewick Press, 2014. Currently available. Age Level & Genre: YA contemporary realistic fiction Face Value: This is a subtle, beautiful cover. The Egg Drop diner is a key location in the book, and the … Continue reading

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Review: When You Were Mine by Rebecca Serle

When You Were Mine by Rebecca Serle. Simon Pulse, 2012. Currently Available Genre: Retelling, Contemporary Realistic Fiction Face Value: Quite sincerely, this is probably my least favorite cover on a book I’ve read this year. Which is a shame, because … Continue reading

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Shakespeare-Inspired YA Titles We’d Love To Read

The Shakespearean mash-ups we read this week inspired us to come up with our own prospective plotlines for YA novels. Here are the gems that we would like to see in bookstores sometime soon: The Tempest, but set at the … Continue reading

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Review: Falling for Hamlet by Michelle Ray

Falling for Hamlet by Michelle Ray. Little, Brown, and Company, 2011. Currently available. Genre: YA Fiction Face Value: Oh my goodness. Here we have a severe example of the male gaze ruining a book cover. As Sarah so beautifully said when … Continue reading

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They Don’t Look Alike and Other Thoughts While Watching She’s the Man

Somehow, despite a love for teen movies and Shakespearean retellings, neither of us had seen the 2006 Amanda Bynes vehicle, She’s the Man, based on Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. At first glance, this seemed super promising. There’s something really likable and … 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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Use Your Grey Matter: Was Shakespeare a Feminist?

AAAAAAND it’s time again! It’s another theme week. Last time we did one of these we celebrated the amazing Meg Cabot, this time around we’re switching gears (and centuries) and talking about William Shakespeare. So we’ll be upfront here: we … Continue reading

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