Monday, March 3, 2014

Obsessed With Covers #13: They All Fall Down, The Edge of Falling & The Museum of Extraordinary Things

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


First of all, who watched the Oscars last night? I didn't get to see the whole thing unfortunately, because it was very, very late in Italy (the whole thing started at 2 am in my neck of the woods and I fell asleep *pout*). I did get to see about half of it and can I just say that Jared Leto's speech and Pink's version of Somewhere Over The Rainbow where my favorite moments of the entire thing.

Anyway, here are some of the covers that I've seen recently that I believe are amazing:

This is an incredibly creepy cover. Between the dead/unconscious women with their faces shoved in red plates that look more like pools of blood and the creepy mummy that looks more like a living plant, this is one scary cover art. Oh, and the way the women hold hands, like they did some magic ritual before makes the thing even scarier.

They All Fall Down - Roxanne St. Claire

I'm deathly afraid of heights. The only thing that tops my fear of heights is my fear of falling from heights (therefore I will never do skydiving in my life) and of spiders. This cover has two of my fears in it and, while it takes me a few seconds to remind myself that it's a photograph and it's not real, I have to admit that it is gorgeous. And the red shoes. I love those shoes. They remind me of Dorothy's shoes for some reason. I have this book on my TBR list, mainly because I really want to know if the girl will fall or not, or if she's going home. Or maybe the falling part is just a metaphor? Anyway, great cover.

The Edge of Falling - Rebecca Serle

This isn't a creepy cover, I know, but it is stunning. There's just something about it that catches my eye every time I look at it. Maybe it's the lights or the stars... I really don't know, but I look at it and it seems like such a...peaceful scene. I haven't read the book, so I don't know if the story is peaceful or not, but the cover looks like that to me.

The Museum of Extraordinary Things - Alice Hoffman

What covers did you see recently that you loved?


  1. Great choices!! I've actually never seen any of these before and I really really like them. They All Fall Down is my fav of the 3... so cool!

    1. Thank you so much! I know, that cover is just amazing, right?? Thanks for stopping by!


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