Tag Archives: Young Adult

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: 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: The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson

The Name of the Star, Maureen Johnson G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2011 (Currently Available) Genre: Contemporary, Mystery, Ghost Story Face Value: Well, unfortunately, it’s the worst, which is particularly disappointing given the high quality of the writing between the covers. But … 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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Review: The Mockingbirds by Daisy Whitney

The Mockingbirds by Daisy Whitney. Little, Brown, and Company, 2010. Currently available. Genre: YA Realistic Fiction Face Value: I love a bold graphic, and this cover delivers. There is an air of mystery about this cover. The bird and tree … Continue reading

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Use Your Gray Matter: Covering Cover Art

This is a topic that has certainly been, ahem, covered, in a lot of places already. But since we’ve been referencing our feelings about book covers, at least briefly in all of our reviews, I wanted to start the conversation … Continue reading

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