Cover Crush: Otherwordlies and Siren’s Cry

I soooo love book covers. Honestly I’ve been known to drag my sister through the bookstore to show her a cover I like or hunt down certain students to show them.  It really is like I have a crush.  So once a week I like to highlight these covers.
This week I’m crushing on:



This is a simple one.  I just love how this girl looks.  Although she looks older than the main character in the book, there is a naivety about her that comes through.  And the green eyes in Otherwordlies are great.  You can still see them in Siren’s Cry, but it’s neat to see a different angle of the face.  I know these aren’t the most exciting covers, but I first picked up Otherworldlies because of the cover alone!

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Cover Crush: Oddity

I soooo love book covers. Honestly I’ve been known to drag my sister through the bookstore to show her a cover I like or hunt down certain students to show them.  It really is like I have a crush.  So once a week I like to highlight these covers.
This week I’m crushing on:

Oddity by Linda Pohring
Oh wow!  Wow! Wow! Wow! Normally I crush on covers that are “pretty”.  This one isn’t.  It doesn’t have the girl with the flowing dress or the striking eyes.  No this is more raw.  That girl just jumps off the page on me.  What is she going through?? Why is she without clothes? I want to get to know her and her story. 
Wouldn’t you be pulled towards it if you saw it on the shelf?

Cover Crush: Revolution NEW Cover

I soooo love book covers. Honestly I’ve been known to drag my sister through the bookstore to show her a cover I like or hunt down certain students to show them.  It really is like I have a crush.  So once a week I like to highlight these covers.
This week I’m crushing on:

Revolution by Jennifery Donnelly
The new (?) paperback cover
When I saw this cover for Revolution I stopped me in my tracks!  There is just something about it that makes me stare.  There isn’t a lot her, but somehow it just conveys emotion – a just type of sadness or longing or something.  Then there’s that key.  Why is it there???? Why does it seem so important??  Such a simple cover that totally grabs me.  I was never real fond of the hardcover version, and to be honest I know it turned off some of my 7th grade readers.  This one I think will interest them much more.  
Well done!

Cover Crush: Distant Waves

I love book colors – love love LOVE them! Book covers will definitely draw me to a book or, sadly, make me hesitant to take a look at it.  Sometimes the crush in on a brand new cover just released, but I do have favorites that stick over time or are from books not many know about.  When I find one I like, I have to show it to everyone! 
But to put it simply – I have cover crushes!
Today I’m crushing on:

Distant Waves
This is an oldy but a a goody.  This book has been a round for a while, and I’m drawn to it still.  There is something about that dress “floating” that just draws me -especially the absence of a body!  It doesn’t hurt that the dress is that old vintage looking style that I really do like.  Every time I see this book cover I remember how much I love it.

Cover Crush: Betrayal

I love book covers.  Love love love them! I love strolling through the bookcases at BN and finding all the pretty pretty covers.  I’ll find one that just draws me to it.  It’s really like I have a crush on it!
Today I’m Crushing on:
Isn’t it gorgeous??!!  I can’t take my eyes off this one.  Just so pretty! The color of the dress, blues swirling into light purples.  Just love it!And then the look of the girl.  Why does she look so desolate?  What happened?
 The funny thing is, the first cover I saw for it was soooooooo different.  I’m glad they put this on on the print copy.
What do you think?  And as always, click the pic to find out about the book.

Cover Crush: Everneath

I love book covers.  LOVE LOVE LOVE them!  Just yesterday I was in Barnes in Noble walking with my sister back to the little kids books so my 4 year old could look.  I of course took the path through the Teen section.  I had to stop and tap a book and show her the cover!  I truly do have cover crushes!
Today I’m crushing on:

Now I know this has been all over the web since Friday and normally I like to highlight a cover that others may have not seen, but this cover is just WOW!  What I really like is that if you just look at the top half you’re just taken in by that dress (yes I want it!), and that gives you one idea about the book.  Then your eye pan down and you see this dark swirl of clouds like a bad storm brewing.  The (ok get ready for big word here) juxtaposition of the two is so cool!  The beauty of the dress is even more so against the darkness, and the darkness is even more so against that dress.  It’s so beautiful and it makes me want to know what it’s all about!!!
Thoughts?????

Cover Crush: Juliet Immortal

I love book covers.  Love love love them! I’ll often show and reshow my favorite to the people around me.  My students get very use to it!  And yes, it is a cover crush!

Today I’m crushing on:

by Stacey Jay
Why??
The bright red of the dress is such a contrast to the rest of the scene that I’m just drawn to it.  The sea is restless, so it’s clear that the girl isn’t at peace.  And to top that you just get such a complete sense of sadness from the picture.  I just want to know what would make her so sad!
Love it!

Cover Crush: Prized (Birthmarked #2)

I love book covers.  I really really do.  Even my students know how much I love them.  I’ll share a new book and go on and on about the cover.  Or I’ll search out a few students in the morning to show it to them.  They laugh at me but they get it.  They also get that a “bad” cover is – well just bad! I truly do get a crush on certain covers.
Currently I’m crushing on:

Prized (Birthmarked #2) by Caragh M. O’Brien
Coming out November 2011
I’m not completely sure what it is about this cover that I love, but I do really love it!  I think it’s a combination of the colors and the swirls – and the way the title swirls in with all the other artwork.  I’m just very drawn to it.  It seems like if I saw it in person there would be little pieces that would be found each time I looked at it.  
Interestingly I haven’t read Birthmarked yet, but it is on my summer reading list!!
What do you think of it???

Cover Crush: Miss Peregrine’s

I love book covers.  I really really do.  Even my students know how much I love them.  I’ll share a new book and go on and on about the cover.  Or I’ll search out a few students in the morning to show it to them.  They laugh at me but they get it.  They also get that a “bad” cover is – well just bad! I truly do get a crush on certain covers.
Currently I’m crushing on:
 
 
I’m in love with this cover! It just gives me the creeps but in a fantastic way! I think part of the reason I’m drawn to it is that I’ve been watching Ghost Adventures on the Travel Channel, and it has hints of that in it.  Notice her feet don’t really touch the ground! And what’s even cooler is that there are photographs in the book, so the cover will almost get carried through the entire story!
I WILL be getting this book!