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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Cover Judge

Cover Judge is a long-standing, semi-weekly feature here at Chick Lit Teens that spotlights the covers of upcoming YA novels. Most people claim you can't judge a book by its cover, but with a cover as stunning as this week's feature, it's hard not to.

Release: May 1, 2012

What if there were teens whose lives literally depended on being bad influences? This is life for sons and daughters of fallen angels in Sweet Evil.

Anna, a tender-hearted southern girl, was born with the sixth sense to see and feel emotions of other people. She’s aware of a struggle within herself, an inexplicable pull toward danger, but it isn’t until she turns sixteen and meets the alluring Kaidan Rowe that she discovers her terrifying heritage, and her will-power is put to the test. He’s the boy your daddy warned you about. If only someone had warned Anna.

A cross-country trip forces Anna and Kai to face the reality that hope and love are not options for their kind. When it's time for Anna to confront her demons, will she choose to embrace her halo or her horns?

Cover: So. Pretty. When I first saw this cover (just a tiny little icon on GoodReads), I struck by its beauty. The juxtaposition of the red against the greys and blacks of the background and the model's pale hair and complexion is eye-catching. The loveliness of the dress itself further contributes to the cover's beauty. There is just something about a flared skirt that screams drama. And when it's paired with such a foreboding background and figure, that drama is increased ten-fold. There are admittedly a few flaws with the cover (like the male figure, who, frankly, just looks awkward and out of place), but the overall affect is stunning.

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