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Saturday, April 11, 2009

You Can't Judge A Book By Its Cover... Or Can You?


Forest Born by Shannon Hale

Yay! I'm extremely excited for this book. Goose Girl was absolutely wonderful and, despite my wariness, so were the other two Books of Bayern. This fourth one is sure to be just as good. After all, Shannon Hale has a talent for creating the most intricate, breathtaking fairy tales and retellings.

Release: September 15, 2009

Synopsis: (It isn't much but it's all I could find) The fourth book in Shannon Hale's Bayern series, this book follows Rin, Razo's young sister.

Cover: While I still favor the original antique art looking covers of the first three books, I think that this cover is awesome. The lilacs, blues, and pale greens are absolutely beautiful and the girl in the center is striking. I especially like how the colors juxtapose with her dark hair. If I didn't know anything about these books I'd pick it up anyways just for the cover. The cover artists at Bloomsbury are talented, they created a great cover that's beautiful, but still no too far off from the old covers. It still captures the spirit of the series wonderfully.

Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen

I read this book when it came out last year, but I just saw the cover of the paperback and I had to feature it. I'm a big fan of all of Sarah Dessen's books and this one was one of my favorites. I'm looking forward to her newest book, Along for the Ride.

Release (in paperback): May 14, 2009

Synopsis: Ruby is used to taking care of herself. But now she’s living in a fancy new house with her sister Cora—a sister she hasn’t seen in ten years—and her husband Jamie—creator of one of the most popular online networking sites. She’s attending private school, wearing new clothes, and for the first time, feels the promise of a future that include college and her family. So why is she so wary? And what is Nate— the adorable and good-hearted boy next door— hiding behind his genial nature? As Ruby starts to see, there’s a big difference between being given help, and being able to accept it. And sometimes, in order to save yourself, you’ve got to reach out to someone else.

Cover: As I mentioned before, this is not the book's original cover, it's the paperback cover. However I like this cover far more. The original cover of the book was nice, but the new cover is far better. The look of it fits in better with the covers of Dessen's previous novels and I especially like how the book's new cover almost exactly matches the final scene of the book. In this case, a cover makeover was the perfect choice.

4 comments:

  1. I really like the cover of the paperbook Lock and Key, I did like the other cover but I think i like this one more. =]

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  2. What I don't like about the cover of Forest Born is that it's not the same as the other books she wrote...

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  3. A bunny dropped this off 4 ya @
    http://thebookresort.blogspot.com/2009/04/oh-my-word.html

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  4. I love the new paperback cover for Lock and Key. Sadly I am one of those people that does judge books by their covers. =]

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