Dearly, Departed by Lia Habel
(Del Ray / Dec. 6, 2011)
The purple shading, the parasol, the girl's dress and hair... all is alluring.
Thief Eyes by Janni Lee Simner
(Bluefire paperback reprint / April 5, 2011)
Oh, how I love silhouette images! Does this remind anyone of Maggie Stiefvater's paper-art book trailers? I'm not the biggest fan of the eyes in the background, but the foreground so makes up for it.
A Long, Long Sleep by Anna Sheehan
(Candlewick Press / Aug. 9, 2011)
The gradual fade, the gradual fade! Delicate yet surprisingly sultry.
Chalice by Robin McKinley
(Penguin paperback reprint / Sept. 16, 2010)
I believe this is a paperback reprint of Chalice. I like the old cover well enough, but this one is just stunning. It evokes a cross between guardian angels and statues for me, and the shot of the sky above is just so, so breathtaking.
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
(Scholastic Press / Oct. 18, 2011)
Isn't this cover just so incredibly classy? The rich, textured red color and the burnished gold text lend an air of class, timelessness, and intrigue to the story. WOW.
Which one of these five is your favorite? If you saw these in a bookstore would you pick them up? Let me know!