Books and their covers #2
Rayna, last month, made a post about covers, that got me inspired. I decided then, to write about them once a month, choosing one cover in different categories and making a color as larger theme.
As you can see it’s not yet May, and I’m at it again. I just really enjoyed it so, here’s to self satisfaction:
For the book fashionistas among us, this might be and easy color to pick from. I really have a thing about not liking pink. So I’m putting all of my bias feelings aside and hunt for red carpet worthy, pink book covers.
Children ‘s book
A glass kingdom is no place for a Mud Fairy. Bloom and her mud fairy magic might be able to turn weeds into flowers and spin sand into glass, but the people of the kingdom ceaselessly complain about the trails of dirt and puddles of mud that seem to follow her every step, and finally they cast her out.
But when the glass castle begins to crack, then cracks some more, the King and Queen in a panic search for the long-banished fairy, but they can’t find Bloom anywhere. Desperate to save their home, they send their meekest, most ordinary subject, a girl named Genevieve whose sole task until now has been to polish the Queen’s crystal sugar spoon—to coax anyworthy fairy to come and save the kingdom. Genevieve finds Bloom exactly where the king and queen failed to see her, and Bloom knows exactly how to save the kingdom. But it will take the two girls working together, along with a mighty dollop of self-confidence—and some very messy hands—to accomplish the extraordinary.
Bloom by Doreen Cronin and David Small, was the first cover, I fell upon. The subtle pink in the background and the less, subtle title color, makes it fit in with our theme perfectly. I like the drawing style and find it just busy enough to make it interesting. It’s a lovely first pick.
The last thing Jamie Watson wants is a rugby scholarship to Sherringford, a Connecticut prep school just an hour away from his estranged father. But that’s not the only complication: Sherringford is also home to Charlotte Holmes, the famous detective’s great-great-great-granddaughter, who has inherited not only Sherlock’s genius but also his volatile temperament. From everything Jamie has heard about Charlotte, it seems safer to admire her from afar.
From the moment they meet, there’s a tense energy between them, and they seem more destined to be rivals than anything else. But when a Sherringford student dies under suspicious circumstances, ripped straight from the most terrifying of the Sherlock Holmes stories, Jamie can no longer afford to keep his distance. Jamie and Charlotte are being framed for murder, and only Charlotte can clear their names. But danger is mounting and nowhere is safe—and the only people they can trust are each other.
A study in CHarlotte by Brittany Cavallaro , was not the first book in the category. I was looking for something I thought was not too heavy and fun to read. It took me three books, before I was happy with what I had found. Except for having a different cover, that uses color and tells a story on it’s own. It’s also a very nice story. I was curious after reading it so that means the cover (back and front) did i’s job well.
Choose: A quick death…Or slow poison…
About to be executed for murder, Yelena is offered an extraordinary reprieve. She’ll eat the best meals, have rooms in the palace—and risk assassination by anyone trying to kill the Commander of Ixia.
And so Yelena chooses to become a food taster. But the chief of security, leaving nothing to chance, deliberately feeds her Butterfly’s Dust—and only by appearing for her daily antidote will she delay an agonizing death from the poison.
As Yelena tries to escape her new dilemma, disasters keep mounting. Rebels plot to seize Ixia and Yelena develops magical powers she can’t control. Her life is threatened again and choices must be made. But this time the outcomes aren’t so clear…
It took me a while, looking for pink in this genre and finding something I would pick up to read. And then I came across Poison study by Maria S. Snyder, a book I have read and enjoyed. Not the most pink cover, I have been looking if it was pink or red, but It has something. The middle section makes the cover different. And different means interesting enough, to pick up.
Welcome to Wynne, population 3,401.
No billionaires. No professional athletes. No celebrities.
In this small town, current events are pondered in mirrors at the local salon or around crowded tables at the diner, and there’s a new couple to gossip about. A rough and tumble woman who works in her dad’s garage, not yet ready to spread her wings, shows the new guy in town what it’s like to finally have roots.
It’s your run-of-the-mill, sexy, Astro van driving dentist meets smart-ass, bass fishing tomboy in a story of real-life romance.
Low on drama. High on love.
Pull up a chair and stay a while.
Roots and wings by M. Mabie is not the most ideal book for me. The cover however is really something. I love how the feathers are watercolor and the title is penciled out. It had a nice and gentle feeling. So high on style.
That’s all folks. So glad I have left pink behind. I’m still picking a color for next time. If you have suggestions or comments, you know where to leave them.