Top Favorite 2015 Release Book Covers

Below is a collage of my absolute favorite book covers of novels released in 2015.

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The Sisters of Versailles by Sally Christie

The Appearance of Annie van Sinderen by Katherine Howe

Serafina and the Black Cloak by Robert Beatty

A Curious Beginning by Deanna Raybourn

A Cold Legacy by Megan Shepherd

A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Bohemian Gospel by Dana Chamblee Carpenter

A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

The Invasion of the Tearling by Erika Johansen

Tower of Thorns by Juliet Marillier

The Book of Speculation by Erika Swyler

Mechanica by Betsy Cornwell

The Winner’s Crime by Marie Rutkoski

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See You at Harry’s by Jo Knowles – 2016 Rebecca Caudill Award Nominee [Book Review]

See You at Harry’s starts off as a seemingly typical contemporary middle grade novel. Young girl starts middle school. Girl sees what middle school/high school is really like. Girl is embarrassed by her family. But it turns into so much more than that. From the description it infers that there is some sort of tragedy, which is not what you expect it to be…
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Harry Potter Read-a-Likes

Two weekends ago a list of books claiming to be as charming as Harry Potter made its rounds on Facebook. A few of my co-workers and I, who also happen to be rabid Harry Potter fans, looked at this list. We unfortunately disagreed with the majority of the list. Much of what was chosen that was “similar” was not really the big reasons the series was so popular.

In light of this I have decided to make my own list, with help from a few friends, of books we found just as enchanting.

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May B. by Caroline Starr Rose – 2016 Rebecca Caudill Award Nominee [Book Review]

May B. is the first middle grade novel in verse that I have read in a long time, the last one being Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse. When I was looking at the Caudill Nominees for 2016 and read the description for this one I could not wait to get my hands on it. I am a huge fan of The Little House on the Prairie books and was excited to read another children’s book in that setting. May B. did not disappoint.

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