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Monday, October 5, 2009

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

Cover Judge is a semi-regular feature that spotlights the gorgeous covers of books from my wish list.

Ever since my post about purple covers a few weeks ago, I've been noticing more and more purple covers. So this week I'm featuring more purple covers! Let's celebrate the return of purple!

The Mark by Jen Nadol

(Whoa! Revelation! I just figure out that this book is one I've had on my wish list for months. I just hadn't put two and two together. You'd be suprised how often this happens to me. Now, where were we again....)

Release: January 19, 2010

Synopsis: Sixteen-year old Cassie Renfield has seen the mark since forever: a glow around certain people as if a candle were held behind their back.

The one time she pointed it out taught her not to do it again, so Cassie has kept quiet, considering its rare appearances odd, but insignificant. Until the day she watches a man die. Mining her memories, Cassie realizes she can see a person's imminent death. Not how or where, only when: today.

Cassie searches her past, her philosophy lessons, even her new boyfriend for answers, always careful to hide her secret. How does the mark work? Why her?

Most importantly, if you know today is someone's last, should you tell?

Cover: With each new purple cover I fall more in love with the color, and this cover is no exception. Just, wow. This cover is so gorgeous. Not only is the purple beautiful, but the contrast of the pink is dazzling. The whisps of dandelion are so mesmirizing that they almost appear to be glowing embers. This may very well be one of my favorite Tenner covers.

The Everafter by Amy Huntley

Release: September 29, 2009

Synopsis: Madison Stanton doesn't know where she is or how she got there. But she does know this—she is dead. And alone, in a vast, dark space. The only company she has in this place are luminescent objects that turn out to be all the things Maddy lost while she was alive. And soon she discovers that with these artifacts, she can reexperience—and sometimes even change—moments from her life.

Her first kiss.

A trip to Disney World.

Her sister's wedding.

A disastrous sleepover.

In reliving these moments, Maddy learns illuminating and sometimes frightening truths about her life—and death.

This is a haunting and ultimately hopeful novel about the beauty of even the most insignificant moments—and the strength of true love even beyond death.

Cover: Okay, so this book may already be out, but when I saw the cover earlier this week I knew I had to feature it. The simplistic, yet beautiful design can only be described as ghostly. The juxtaposition of the nearly translucent white orchids against the deep purple-blue background is hauntingly beautiful.


  1. Hooray for purple! (I think I would have been intrigued by these two books anyway... but the covers make them that much more appealing!)

  2. I had noticed a lot of purple at the bookstore the other day! Great idea for a post.

    And, you have an award at my blog.

  3. I can't wait to read The Everafter by Amy Huntley. You are so right. The cover is gorgeous!!


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