Thursday, May 19, 2011

Cover Lust (27)

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!


  1. Great picks! Thief Eyes is very pretty but I don't like the title.

    I've already read A Long, Long Sleep and it made my all time favorite list. The cover isn't too awesome but man that book, I loved it.

  2. The Scorpio Races is hands down my favorite. So classy. Just makes me want to race to open that cover and read!

  3. I love that you gave props to The Scorpio Races. I've heard a lot of bashing of this cover, but I like that it's so different! It feels like I haven't seen a non-photographic YA cover in about five years. Having said that, I really like the reprint cover of Chalice, even though it's a photograph ;)

  4. ususally it's easy to pick a cover that stands out, but it's so hard for this post! I think i like the silouettes of The Thief Eyes the most :) love the post

  5. I think Chalice and The Scorpio Races might be my favourites :).

  6. Dearly Departed! Dearly Departed! Dearly Departed!

  7. I LOVE the cover for CHALICE and totally want to buy the book again b/c of the cover, but am telling myself NO!

    And I love the cover for Dearly, Departed, even though I don't want to read it (not into zombies). It was one of my Cover Crazy posts at some point!


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