Friday, January 7, 2011

Cover Alerts

Today I have the cover reveals of two very different books. First off is the debut by Michelle Hodkin;


The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer

Released: September 27, 2011 by Simon and Schuster

Summary: Mara Dyer believes life can’t get any stranger than waking up in a hospital with no memory of how she got there. It can.

She believes there must be more to the accident she can’t remember that killed her friends and left her strangely unharmed. There is.

She doesn’t believe that after everything she’s been through, she can fall in love. She’s wrong

I love, love, love this cover. It’s so breathtakingly gorgeous and different. I’m not sure if they’re underwater – which is what I first thought – or flying. Either way, major props to whoever created it.



Next is the third instalment of the Fallen series by Lauren Kate.

Passion

Released: June 14, 2011 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers

Summary: Before Luce and Daniel met at Sword & Cross and fought immortals at Shoreline, they lived many lives. . . .


I hate this cover. I adored the first two; they were so hauntingly beautiful, but this one has an emaciated woman who looks overly airbrushed to the point of disfigurement and with a head that’s larger than her midsection. The composition is great, to colour-use is beautiful, but that model is disgusting. I really am not sure what they were smoking when they put her together.

Sorry if that sounds harsh, but it’s what I think. Either way, I still want to read it – after I manage to get around to the first two sitting on my shelf.

Let me know what you think of the covers. Am I crazy, am I right? Agree, Disagree? Let me know!

1 comment:

The Slowest Bookworm said...

I'm just so not sure about that Passion cover. It doesn't match in the the other two at all. It's pretty, but I like matching!