October 3, 2011

Cover Crazy (Oct. 3): Blue, Purple & Pink Tint Edition

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

I was actually really looking for a meme where I could admire the covers of books, and lookie what I found! I've always loved admiring book covers and yes, yes, I know one shouldn't "judge a book by its cover," however, the cover does always help to attract attention, getting people interested and making them want to read the book. And as I am an artsy, design-type person (who misses her Photoshop very, very much), I love pretty, beautiful and shiny things!

For my Cover Crazy, I'm going with four books from the hundreds I've actually found. I really want to put ALL the ones I find pretty and intriguing here, but I shouldn't because then I'd have nothing to post for the other Cover Crazies. So for now, here are my choices:


by Anna Banks

From GR:
Emma and her friend Chloe are spending vacation in Florida. When Emma (literally) runs into a hot guy named Galen on the beach, little does she know he’s a prince of the Syrena. Galen and Emma both feel something strange – is it attraction? – and Galen suspects that Emma might well be the girl he’s heard of – a human who can communicate with fish. 

What follows is a deadly scene with a shark in which Galen witnesses Emma’s gifts. He must know more about her, and follows her back to New Jersey, and high school, to find out for sure if she’s the key to saving his kingdom. Soon, Emma can’t deny her feelings for him, but can’t explain them, either – and both she and Galen must learn more about where she comes from and what her powers are before they can trust one another and their feelings.

Okay, so I really don't care much for the story (whoever wrote the synopsis should be fired), but I LOVE this cover. The glowing, angelic and elegant feel that it gives off is wonderful. I like how it seems very dark yet very bright at the same time. It is already a beautiful photo and all the additions serve to make it prettier. It really doesn't need any describing. It's stunning.


by Kirsty Eagar

From GR:
For Abbie, the ocean is a refuge and the only place she feels in touch with her wilder, truer self. But when her step-cousin Kane returns from a surf trip with something to conceal, she learns that what the sea wants, the sea shall have … A page-turning gothic thriller from award-winning author Kirsty Eagar. 

"It’s about art, the ocean, and the very dark things that feed the creative process … There’s surfing in there, and a look at the idea of ownership. But mainly it’s about a girl called Abbie and a guy called Kane."

The cover for this one is really quite intriguing. The muted colour makes it eerie. It's interesting how the girl looks like she's been locked in a glass box and there's fog building up inside of it. The synopsis also sounds fascinating. I never thought gothic and surfer would be in the same blurb before.


by Jennifer E. Smith

From GR:
Who would have guessed that four minutes could change everything?

Today should be one of the worst days of seventeen-year-old Hadley Sullivan's life. She's stuck at JFK, late to her father's second wedding, which is taking place in London and involves a soon to be step-mother that Hadley's never even met. Then she meets the perfect boy in the airport's cramped waiting area. His name is Oliver, he's British, and he's in seat 18B. Hadley's in 18A. 

Twists of fate and quirks of timing play out in this thoughtful novel about family connections, second chances and first loves. Set over a 24-hour-period, Hadley and Oliver's story will make you believe that true love finds you when you're least expecting it.

I really don't know why I like this cover so much. Maybe it's because of the Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist-esque feel to it. Or maybe the funky hand-written font the designer used? Whatever the case may be, if the cover didn't interest me, the synopsis still would have. I'm a sucker for the "love-at-first-sight" stories.


by Cat Clarke

From GR:
Four girls. One dead body. A whole lot of guilt. 

Alice King isn’t expecting the holiday of a lifetime when she sets off with her classmates on a trip to the Scottish wilderness, but she’s not exactly prepared for an experience beyond her darkest nightmares… 

Alice and her best friend Cass are stuck in a cabin with Polly, the social outcast, and Rae, the moody emo-girl. Then there’s Tara – queen of mean. Powerful, beautiful and cruel, she likes nothing better than putting people down. 

Cass decides it’s time to teach Tara a lesson she’ll never forget. And so begins a series of events that will change the lives of these girls forever... 

A compelling story of guilty secrets, troubled friendship and burgeoning love.

So, the synopsis sounds a lot like the PLL series, but the cover to this one gives it a darker and more intense feel. I love the look on the girls face, it's beautiful and penetrating. It's honestly a cover I could stare at forever.


Ok, so here's a special mention that has nothing to do with the theme whatsoever. I just couldn't contain my love for the cover.

by Mette Ivie Harrison

From GR:
A modern retelling of the German fairytale "Tristan and Isolde", Tris and Izzie is about a young witch named Izzie who is dating Mark King, the captain of the basketball team and thinks her life is going swimmingly well. Until -- she makes a love potion for her best friend Brangane and then ends up taking it herself accidentally, and falling in love with Tristan, the new guy at school.

LOOK AT IT. JUST...LOOK. The colours are beautiful (MAGNIFICENT I SAY), the photo is breathtaking, the direction, choice, and positioning of text are amazing! The focus and blur are just right too Also, it's simple. There's nothing distracting on it. My eyes are having an orgasm just looking at this cover! Sorry for the inappropriateness of that sentence...but I am fangirling over this cover right now. I don't care if the novel's reviews say this is an incredibly bad novel, I just want to stare at the cover forever. Excuse me while I spazz some more. I want to own a physical copy solely for the fact that I want to look at it.

And that's the end of my 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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