Judging A Book

Judging A Book By Its Cover: Bloom

This is my weekly post where I highlight beautiful books from my collection. We all judge book covers to some extent (don’t lie, you totally do!) I created this feature to showcase and admire the art and design elements of some of the books I own. If covers didn’t matter, publishers wouldn’t make so many wonderful editions!

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Mini(bot) Reviews: The Witch Boy & The Last Horror Novel in the History of the World

Time for a couple more mini-reviews – a book I quite enjoyed and a book that turned out to be rather a huge disappointment.

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Mini(bot) Reviews: Empire of Sand & Aquicorn Cove

Sometimes I want to review a book, but I don’t have all that much to say. Rather than push myself to come up with a review that I didn’t enjoy writing (and likely you didn’t enjoy reading), or not mention the book at all, I’ll post a mini review.

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Book Review: The Prince and the Dressmaker

The Prince and the Dressmaker
By Jen Wang

My Edition:
Paperback, 283 pages
2018, First Second
ISBN: 9781626723634

Prince Sebastian has a secret – he enjoys wearing dresses and moonlighting as a fashion maven called Lady Crystallia. When he discovers talented seamstress, Frances, Lady Crystallia gains even more renown for her bold looks. But Frances yearns for her talent to be recognized and Sebastian’s parents are putting pressure on him to marry. Sebastian can’t hide his secret and his designer forever…

I received this as a Christmas present from Chelsea and I had to read it the same night it arrived. I’ve heard good things about this graphic novel and it didn’t disappoint! I love Wang’s art style and the story was both moving and funny!

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Judging A Book

Judging A Book By Its Cover: The Tea Dragon Society

This is my weekly post where I highlight beautiful books from my collection. We all judge book covers to some extent – I created this feature to highlight and appreciate the art and design elements of some of the books I own. If covers didn’t matter, publishers wouldn’t put out so many wonderful editions!

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Judging A Book

Judging A Book By Its Cover: Frankenstein

This is my weekly post where I highlight and appreciate cover designs and the general physical appearance of books. We all judge book covers to some extent. I can’t say that I’ve ever decided against a book with terrible cover art if I liked the sound of the plot, but I do purchase special editions of books and multiple editions of books based on their cover art. If book covers didn’t matter, publishers wouldn’t put out so many beautiful editions!

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Judging A Book By Its Cover: The Explorer’s Guild

This is my weekly post where I highlight and appreciate cover designs and the general physical appearance of books. We all judge book covers to some extent. I can’t say that I’ve ever decided against a book with terrible cover art if I liked the sound of the plot, but I have purchased special editions of books, or multiple editions of books based on their cover art. If book covers didn’t matter, publishers wouldn’t put out so many beautiful editions!

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Book Review: The Eternal Smile

The Eternal Smile
By Gene Luen Yang and Derek Kirk Kim

My Edition:
Paperback, 170 pages
2009, First Second
ISBN: 9781596431560

This is a cute collection of stories – I’m a fan of Yang’s work and at this point, I’ll read anything he writes (and draws). There are three stories in this little graphic novel.

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Book Review: The Evil of Oz

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The Evil of Oz
By Ryan Fuller

My Edition:
Paperback, 108 pages
2015, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781493517046

I received this book for free from Word Slinger Publicity and the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. All opinions in this post are my own.

The Evil of Oz is a horror sequel to The Wizard of Oz published in graphic novel format. Dorothy must return to Oz after a tragic event and finds it has changed into a nightmare land since she left. Now she must find and destroy the evil that lurks there.

To be honest, I’ve never been a huge fan of the Wizard of Oz – I don’t dislike it, but I’m not big on the movie and haven’t read the books.

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