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Saturday, September 19, 2009

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

For this week's Cover Judge rather than sharing the covers of some upcoming books on my wish list, I'm going to be sharing some covers that cause me to do a double take. These are a few covers that I believe have cover models that look strikingly similar to popular stars.


The first double take cover is Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead.

St. Vladimir’s Academy isn’t just any boarding school—it’s a hidden place where vampires are educated in the ways of magic and half-human teens train to protect them. Rose Hathaway is a Dhampir, a bodyguard for her best friend Lissa, a Moroi Vampire Princess. They’ve been on the run, but now they’re being dragged back to St. Vladimir’s—the very place where they’re most in danger. . . .

Rose and Lissa become enmeshed in forbidden romance, the Academy’s ruthless social scene, and unspeakable nighttime rituals. But they must be careful lest the Strigoi—the world’s fiercest and most dangerous vampires—make Lissa one of them forever.

Is it just me or does the cover model have an Angelina Jolie-esque look to her?


Front and Center by Catherine Gilbert Murdock is the sequel to Dairy Queen and The Off Season.

After five months of sheer absolute craziness I was going back to being plain old background D.J. In photographs of course I’m always in the background . . .

But it turns out other folks have big plans for D.J.

Like her coach. College scouts. All the town hoops fans. A certain Red Bend High School junior who’s keen for romance and karaoke. Not to mention Brian Nelson, who she should not be thinking about! Who she is done with, thank you very much. But who keeps showing up anyway . . .

Like the other two books, Front and Center is sporting a cover with a bright blue sky and lush green grass. Unlike the other two covers, however, it's also sporting a cover model that resembles actress Shailene Woodley, better known as Amy on ABC Family's "The Secret Life of the American Teenager."


Blade of Fire is a part of Stuart Halt's series, The Ice Mark Chronicles. This is another cover that I frequently see and have to do a double take of.

Many years have passed since Queen Thirrin and her allies defended the Icemark against a brutal invasion. But now General Bellorum is back, along with his bloodthirsty spawn--twin sons even more vicious than him. Thirrin and Oskan also have a family: two girls and three
boys. But darkness lurks within the House of Lindenshield: Medea, the couple's cold-hearted fifteen-year-old daughter, is just coming into her magical powers, and she may be the downfall of the kingdom. It's up to her brother, Charlemagne, crippled by polio as a child, to return from exile and rescue the land he loves.

Being a huge fan of ABC Family's "Wildfire" whenever I see this cover Kris Furrilo (Genevieve Cortese) and Junior Davis (Ryan Sypek) immediately come to mind.


What do you think? Do these covers make you do a double take too?


  1. haha i loved wildfire too!!! OMG you are such a good Cover/celeb spotter :)

  2. LOL! You are an awesome Cover/Celeb spotter!!

  3. LMAO!! I totally agree with you! That is too funny!

  4. I totally think of Angelina every time I see that cover!

  5. I always thought the first one looked like Angelina Jolie, too! :D

  6. I thought I was the only one who thought it looked like Angelina!

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  8. I totally agree with Front and Center! I thought, "Wait: so Shailene models now, too?" LOL! Great picks!


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