October 10, 2011

Cover Crazy (Oct. 10): Black, White and Bleeding Edition

Cover Crazy is a bookish meme hosted by the wonderful people @ The Book Worms.

OH-EM-GEE, it's another edition of cover crazy! So, what do we have today? Well here are the choices (Yes, I know there's five, it's just that I love the covers for the Night Creatures series and they should count as one)~


by Marianne de Pierres

From GR:
Into a world of wild secrets and deadly pleasures comes a girl whose innocence may be her greatest strength. 

In Ixion music and party are our only beliefs. Darkness is our comfort. We have few rules but they are absolute . . . 

Retra doesn’t want to go to Ixion, the island of ever-night, ever-youth and never-sleep. Retra is a Seal – sealed minds, sealed community. She doesn’t crave parties and pleasure, experience and freedom. 

But her brother Joel left for Ixion two years ago, and Retra is determined to find him. Braving the intense pain of her obedience strip to escape the only home she’s ever known, Retra stows away on the barge that will take her to her brother. 

When she can’t find Joel, Retra finds herself drawn deeper into the intoxicating world of Ixion. Come to me, whispers a voice in her head. Who are the Ripers, the mysterious guardians of Ixion? What are the Night Creatures Retra can see in the shadows? And what happens to those who grow too old for Ixion? 

Retra will find that Ixion has its pleasures, but its secrets are deadly. Will friendship, and the creation of an eternal bond with a Riper, be enough to save her from the darkness? 

Listen well, baby bats. Burn bright, but do not stray from the paths. Remember, when you live in a place of darkness you also live with creatures of the dark.

What can I say that can't already be told with one look? It's like something out of a magazine! I LOVE-LOVE-LOVE it. It's so model-esque. I also really like the detail and paint splatters, it makes it look very handmade and interesting. If I were to change anything though, I would have to say I would change the font/font colour because it just doesn't go with the rest of the cover.


by Marianne de Pierres

From GR:
Retra - now called Naif - has escaped from Ixion, the island of ever-night. She doesn't know if her friends on the island survived the battle between the Ripers and the rebels. But she does know that she must return home, behind the sealed walls of Grave, to find out why the Ripers have been seen there talking to the councillors. What links the two worlds?

First she must convince Ruzalia to help her. The fierce pirate captain saves those who face terrible fates on Ixion, but that doesn't guarantee their gratitude. Instead, she faces a revolt - and Naif is caught in the middle.

Naif will need all her courage to survive. For Lenoir, who wants to keep her safe, for her friends Suki and Rollo, if they live, for Markes, who has secrets of his own, and for the new friends she will make on this journey.

The fate of worlds depends on it.

Like in the previous book, I love the Vogue-ness of this cover. It's a very model-like-magazine-front-cover type of picture. I like the contrast between the blacks and white and how the red is so highlighted. Again, the paint splatters are awesome. As for this one, I would only change the font, or the glow around it, and not the colour of it.


by Cameron Stracher

From GR:
Welcome to a future where water is more precious than gold or oil-and worth killing for.

Vera and her brother, Will, live in the shadow of the Great Panic, in a country that has collapsed from environmental catastrophe. Water is hoarded by governments, rivers are dammed, and clouds are sucked from the sky. But then Vera befriends Kai, who seems to have limitless access to fresh water. When Kai suddenly disappears, Vera and Will set off on a dangerous journey in search of him-pursued by pirates, a paramilitary group, and greedy corporations. Timely and eerily familiar, acclaimed author Cameron Stracher makes a stunning YA debut that's impossible to forget. 

I LOVE THIS COVER. No, seriously, I'm in love with it. I really like covers like these, the ones that look incredibly like they should be for movies. I want YOU, right now, to search for a bigger version of this cover. It. Is. SUPERB. The lighting is fabulous. The water coming out of the girl's eye. Everything is awesome. An explanation just wouldn't do this justice, so I'll leave it up to you guys to ogle it and make your own conclusions.


by Adam Rex

From GR:
Doug Lee is undead quite by accident—attacked by a desperate vampire, he finds himself cursed with being fat and fifteen forever. When he has no luck finding some goth chick with a vampire fetish, he resorts to sucking the blood of cows under cover of the night. But it's just not the same.

Then he meets the new Indian exchange student and falls for her—hard. Yeah, he wants to bite her, but he also wants to prove himself to her. But like the laws of life, love, and high school, the laws of vampire existence are complicated—it's not as easy as studying Dracula. Especially when the star of Vampire Hunters is hot on your trail in an attempt to boost ratings. . . .

Searing, hilarious, and always unexpected, Fat Vampire is a satirical tour de force from one of the most original writers of fiction today.

This cover is genius. It really is. I like how the premise of the story and the cover actually relate to each other. It's very humorous with a touch of darkness. I haven't read the book, but the cover makes me want to pick it up. OH, and it's like a movie poster, and we all know how much I love movie-poster-looking covers! And, wow, I just noticed, but I should have put this cover in my previous Cover Crazy and put "The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight" here. Oh well.


by Tara Kelly

From GR:
Sixteen-year-old, music- and sound design-obsessed Drea doesn't have friends. She has, as she's often reminded, issues. Drea's mom and a rotating band of psychiatrists have settled on "a touch of Asperger's."

Having just moved to the latest in a string of new towns, Drea meets two other outsiders. And Naomi and Justin seem to actually like Drea. The three of them form a band after an impromptu, Portishead-comparison-worthy jam after school. Justin swiftly challenges not only Drea's preference for Poe over Black Lab but also her perceived inability to connect with another person. Justin, against all odds, may even like like Drea.

It's obvious that Drea can't hide behind her sound equipment anymore. But just when she's found not one but two true friends, can she stand to lose one of them?

Let me just get right to the point. I like the contrast between the black and white. It's very simple and I really love the simplistic style; just a picture and text. There's nothing really more to say about it. Just take a good look.


And that's the end of this edition of CC.
Leave a comment down below about what you think of these awesome covers,
OR to share some of your own!


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