October 24, 2011

Cover Crazy (Oct. 24): The Light Edition

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

This week is some old covers you've all probably seen, but hey, you can always admire something old! Pus they're gorgeous so it's okay.


by Suzanne Young

From GR:
We all want to be remembered. Charlotte's destiny is to be Forgotten... 

Charlotte’s best friend thinks Charlotte might be psychic. Her boyfriend thinks she’s cheating on him. But Charlotte knows what’s really wrong: She is one of the Forgotten, a kind of angel on earth, who feels the Need—a powerful, uncontrollable draw to help someone, usually a stranger. 

But Charlotte never wanted this responsibility. What she wants is to help her best friend, whose life is spiraling out of control. She wants to lie in her boyfriend's arms forever. But as the Need grows stronger, it begins to take a dangerous toll on Charlotte. And who she was, is, and will become--her mark on this earth, her very existence--is in jeopardy of disappearing completely. 

Charlotte will be forced to choose: Should she embrace her fate as a Forgotten, a fate that promises to rip her from the lives of those she loves forever? Or is she willing to fight against her destiny--no matter how dark the consequences.

Most people have probably seen this cover, I just wanted to say how much I really actually like it! I love how the font is styled and the girl on the cover is very beautiful! Yellow can be one of my favourite colours depending on how the colour is used~


by Sophia Van Buren, Noah Drichta, Anna Aden

From GR:
On Sophia van Buren’s 14th wedding anniversary, the police come knocking on her front door. The news they bring about her husband triggers a revelation that instantly causes Sophia’s suburban life to collapse. It destroys one world, but creates another and will ignite something within her, forcing the woman buried under years of diapers and coupons to emerge. 

"Illumination" is not a bitter lament. It’s a modern mother’s odyssey – a quest for hope, levity, and the courage to follow one’s inner light through dark times. Sophia does find hope, but first she must overcome the shadows cast by those conditioned to judge. Ultimately, "Illumination" is a story of rebirth and true love that begins where Sophia’s previous world ends.

I really like the colours in this one. The slight pink/violet tint, the bright sunlight. I would change the font, but it's very pretty. It gives an eerie feeling because of the girl lying down.


by Amanda Grace, Mandy Hubbard

From Flux:
I never meant for anyone to get hurt. All I wanted to do that night was make a play for Carter Wellesley. His heartless rejection was mortifying, but people got the wrong idea when they saw me leaving his bedroom, crying. That’s how rumors of rape started.

Now girls at school are pouring out their sympathy to me. Guys too. But not everyone’s on my side. The school has become a war zone and the threats are getting scary. What began as poetic justice has morphed into something bigger—forcing me to make a terrible choice.

This cover is dark, but I love how the title is designed. It's very cool.


by Leah Bobet

From GR:
Matthew has loved Ariel from the moment he found her in the tunnels, her bee's wings falling away. They live in Safe, an underground refuge for those fleeing the city Above--like Whisper, who speaks to ghosts, and Jack Flash, who can shoot lightning from his fingers.

But one terrifying night, an old enemy invades Safe with an army of shadows, and only Matthew, Ariel, and a few friends escape Above. As Matthew unravels the mystery of Safe's history and the shadows' attack, he realizes he must find a way to remake his home--not just for himself, but for Ariel, who needs him more than ever before.

This is a captivating cover! It's just stunning. I LOVE LOVE LOVE it! And seriously, you can't go wrong with using the CN Tower. I practically jumped up and down when I saw it. LOL, way too much Canadian pride here.


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!


Darkest Mercy
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Rise of the Evening Star
Dangerous Angels: The Weetzie Bat Books
Grip of the Shadow Plague
The Necromancer
City of Fallen Angels
Anne of Ingleside
Where She Went
Dust & Decay
The Legacy
Never Dead
Life Is But a Dream
The Lost Hero
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making
Secrets of the Dragon Sanctuary

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