Monday, October 22, 2012

Cover Love

It's been a while since I've done a cover love post so I thought I'd share a few that have caught my eye.

1. Burn for Burn by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian

Here's what it's about: Payback is paradise in this start to a trilogy from New York Times bestselling author Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian.
Postcard-perfect Jar Island is home to charming tourist shops, pristine beaches, amazing oceanfront homes—and three girls secretly plotting revenge.
     KAT is sick and tired of being bullied by her former best friend.
     LILLIA has always looked out for her little sister, so when she discovers that one of her guy friends has been secretly hooking up with her, she’s going to put a stop to it.
     MARY is perpetually haunted by a traumatic event from years past, and the boy who’s responsible has yet to get what’s coming to him.
     None of the girls can act on their revenge fantasies alone without being suspected. But together…anything is possible.
     With an unlikely alliance in place, there will be no more “I wish I’d said…” or “If I could go back and do things differently...” These girls will show Jar Island that revenge is a dish best enjoyed together.

Something about the cover struck me as both beautiful and innocent meets Gossip Girl. It was the juxtaposition of the soft tones and the girls' clothing and expression. Reading the jacket confirmed that this cover is right on. If you missed it, Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian participated in this year's National Book Festival in Washington, DC.

2. Son by Louis Lowry
Here's what it's about: They called her Water Claire. When she washed up on their shore, no one knew that she came from a society where emotions and colors didn’t exist. That she had become a Vessel at age thirteen. That she had carried a Product at age fourteen. That it had been stolen from her body. Claire had a son. But what became of him she never knew. What was his name? Was he even alive?  She was supposed to forget him, but that was impossible. Now Claire will stop at nothing to find her child, even if it means making an unimaginable sacrifice.
Son thrusts readers once again into the chilling world of the Newbery Medal winning book, The Giver, as well as Gathering Blue and Messenger where a new hero emerges. In this thrilling series finale, the startling and long-awaited conclusion to Lois Lowry’s epic tale culminates in a final clash between good and evil.

OMG, right?! A sequel to The Giver!!! I'm sure many of you have read this New York Times bestseller and, as you can see, this cover is in a similar vein and complementary color palette. It's been a while since The Giver came out so I'm sure this is going to be a good one, and definitely one to appease all those fans out there.

So, what good looking books have you seen lately?

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