November 7, 2011

Cover Crazy (Nov. 7): Bright White and Bokeh Lights Edition

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

Today's edition of Cover Crazy is the bright white and bokeh lights edition! It is time to celebrate books with covers white as snow and clean as paper. It is also a time to look at wonderful bokehs! What are "bokehs" you say? They're the little light blurs, circles and shapes you sometimes see in photographs. For instance, you see that little coloured background in the cover of "Graffiti Moon"? Yeah, that's a bokeh.

Anyway, without further ado! Here are this week's wonderful book covers!


by Kim Harrington

From GR:
When you can see things others can't, where do you look for the truth? 

This paranormal murder mystery will have teens reading on the edge of their seats. 

Clarity "Clare" Fern sees things. Things no one else can see. Things like stolen kisses and long-buried secrets. All she has to do is touch a certain object, and the visions come to her. It's a gift.
And a curse. 

When a teenage girl is found murdered, Clare's ex-boyfriend wants her to help solve the case - but Clare is still furious at the cheating jerk. Then Clare's brother - who has supernatural gifts of his own - becomes the prime suspect, and Clare can no longer look away. Teaming up with Gabriel, the smoldering son of the new detective, Clare must venture into the depths of fear, revenge, and lust in order to track the killer. But will her sight fail her just when she needs it most?

This cover grabbed me and forced me to look at it in awe. Find a bigger version of this now and just look at it. It's enchanting and very beautiful. I love a few things about this cover. One, it's white and very clean. Two, it looks drawn (on photoshop or illustrator). Three, it gives off a very magical feel with the wind-swept hair and lights. AND fourth, the eye area is sharpened and in complete focus. The eyes grab you and hurl you toward the book the very instant you look at the cover. Moreover, my favourite part of the face are the eyes, so intense stares and colours always make me like a cover.


by Kim Harrington

From GR:
When you can see things others can't, what do you do when someone's watching you? 

Everybody knows about Clarity "Clare" Fern. She's the psychic girl in school, the one who can place her hands on something and see hidden visions from the past. 

Only Clare would rather not be a celebrity. She prefers hanging back, observing. Her gift is not a game to her. 

But then someone starts playing with her head . . . and heart. Messages and gifts from a secret admirer crop up everywhere Clare turns. Could they be from Gabriel, the gorgeous boy who gets Clare's pulse racing? Or from Justin, Clare's hopeful ex-boyfriend who'd do anything to win her back? 

One thing is certain. Clare needs to solve this mystery, and soon. Because the messages are becoming sinister, and a girl in town has suddenly disappeared.

I really like the colours in this one. I also find the model very pretty :)


by Cath Crowely

From GR:
Senior year is over, and Lucy has the perfect way to celebrate: tonight, she's going to find Shadow, the mysterious graffiti artist whose work appears all over the city. He's out there somewhere—spraying color, spraying birds and blue sky on the night—and Lucy knows a guy who paints like Shadow is someone she could fall for. Really fall for. Instead, Lucy's stuck at a party with Ed, the guy she's managed to avoid since the most awkward date of her life. But when Ed tells her he knows where to find Shadow, they're suddenly on an all-night search around the city. And what Lucy can't see is the one thing that's right before her eyes.

I really love bokehs. I wish this cover had been better photoshopped, but oh well. I can sort of see where the designer was going.


by Laura Joh Rowland

From GR:
Japan, 1699. On a moonlit night in Ezogashima, the northernmost island of Japan, a woman is running through the forest when an arrow zooms out of the darkness to strike her dead. Meanwhile, a world away in the city of Edo, the eight-year-old son of Sano Ichiro, the samurai detective who has risen to power and influence in the shogun’s court, vanishes during a moon-watching party.

When Sano’s political rival, Lord Matsudaira, hints that the boy may be in Ezogashima, Sano’s wife, Reiko, insists on accompanying him on the desperate journey. After an eleven-day voyage through cold and treacherous waters, they arrive at Ezogashima, only to find that Lord Matsumae, distraught at the murder of his mistress, is holding the whole province hostage until someone confesses to the crime. No one is allowed in or out of Ezogashima, and although Matsumae tells Sano his son is there, he refuses to release him.

Sano strikes a deal: He will solve the murder of Matsumae’s mistress if Lord Matsumae will free the hostages and return their son. Soon, however, he and Reiko find themselves caught up in a dangerous scheme that includes clan warfare, jealous husbands, and murderous betrayal.

I love this cover because it's so elegant and clean. Nice job designer!


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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