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Monday, January 4, 2016

Obsessed With Covers #28: The Reader, Firstlife

Y'all know how much I love a pretty cover. I think about...40% of the books that end up on my shelves (be they physical or digital) do so because of the covers. Call me shallow but you have to admit that a pretty, shiny cover will catch your eye faster than a dull, boring one. Two, simple rules that I'll follow:


  • 1, 2 or 3 (no more than 3, though) covers per week;
  • books should be new-ish; no more than 2 years old.
Oh, before I share the covers that made me drool or want to stare at them for hours and hours, I have to say something. This is a semi-original idea. Why semi? Because almost every book blogger has something similar. The only thing I came up with was the title. If by any chance there's another blogger with a similar feature with the same title, I assure you I'm not stealing your idea. I'm just THAT bad with titles. Believe me, I'd love to be smarter and have a witty name for this feature, but I don't. So, no copyright infringement/theft/steal or anything of the sort was desired. All I can say is sorry :P

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So, here are the prettiest covers I've seen this week.

I absolutely love this cover. I love the color palette used, first of all. Blues and greens are my favorite combination in the world. I also like that the pages of the book seem to envelop the girl and some pages even seem to float away from the book. And the designs in the pages, they look like waves for the blue pages and leaves for the green ones. I am very curious to see how this cover looks in real life. I also hope there's some embossed elements on the cover.








The Reader - Traci Chee



It's no secret that Gena Showalter has some of the most gorgeous covers out there. This is one of them. I love hourglasses, which is the first thing I noticed when I first saw this cover. But I love how the image of an hourglass is used in this cover to show what it looks like an imminent threat to the beautiful, "heavenly" city, how the chaos and evil from the city from above is slowly enveloping the second city. Reading the blurb makes the cover even more interesting, because now I'm wondering why exactly it's an hourglass. What does it mean?







Firstlife - Gena Showalter


What covers did you see recently that you liked?


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