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The Compulsive Reader: Cover Talk: 2011, or The Year of the Pretty Awesome Covers

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Cover Talk: 2011, or The Year of the Pretty Awesome Covers

I judge books by their very pretty covers. Yes, I am terrible. No, I don't care. And, um, YAY for these books that come out in 2011 and their very kick-butt, creepy, and cool covers.


Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins. I love it. Very striking, very appropriate (because I've read this already and I can tell you with much authority and bias that it ROCKS). I love how they're keeping in with the reflection theme that started with Hex Hall


Cryer's Cross by Lisa McMann is a standalone, and completely different from her Wake trilogy. I snagged a copy at GLIBA, and I've already read it. And just, WHOA. I thought it was creepier than Wake, and I adored it. At first, I didn't understand what the picture was of...and then a lovely S&S marketing person told me it was about a girl with OCD who links two disappearances in her town to a desk that the two students both sat at...and received messages in the graffiti. Then, I was freaked out! But, seriously, you need to read this book when it comes out in February! 



Whoo, Defiance indeed! May I just say...THANK YOU, RAZORBILL! I think it they had smacked another Barbie with a boy on these covers, I might have been very upset. (That being said, I will confess that I haven't read Jealousy yet. Yes, I know. I have it, it will be read ASAP, I promise.) Oh, and the tagline, "Nobody tells Dru what to do." Totally reminds me of a certain line from Dirty Dancing...


Ooh, very seductive! I am very interested to see which direction this series will take with Entice. I loved Need and Captivate, and I had always adored Nate and Zara, and then things got complicated, and I don't know what to think now. So, yay for Entice!


Wither by Lauren DeStefano! This is another one that is going to fall under my OMG-YOU-MUST-READ-THIS category. Not only is the cover knock-out gorgeous, but the story...oh my word, the story. It is certainly its own book and story, but it really reminded me of The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood. Only, unlike Atwood's book, this one will be followed by two more books. Yes!

12 comments:

Daisy Whitney said...

Love them all, especially DemonGlass

Tara said...

Wow these are all fantastic!! Entice and DemonGlass are my faves.

AnimeGirl said...

The cover of Demonglass! OMG! SO CUTE

Wrighty said...

Excellent choices! I have all of these on my wish list too. Some of these series I've started but haven't caught up on yet. Too many good books, so little time...

~JoRdAn~ said...

All of these covers are amazing and just opened my eyes to some new books that i didnt know were coming out. I am going to borrow your covers and information but will link to your site. Thanks SO much.

(if thats not okay, let me know and ill take it down)

:) Jordan

~JoRdAn~ said...

Ok well i just realized (blonde moment) That it is your opinion after the image so I wont take those but I will link to your anyways.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful post! Love all of these covers. Have you seen the new cover to Bloody Valentine (the upcoming Blue Bloods Novella) that's releasing in December? F.A.N.T.A.S.T.I.C. I know that sounds too excited, but seriously, it blows me away. The reds and whites make something soooo beautiful. The lips too! If you haven't seen it, here's the pic from amazon:

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/516%2BGVG7z7L._SS500_.jpg

Nobody in the blogosphere has posted it I don't think so you could be the first! A Compulsive Reader Exclusive! <3

Jessica said...

These all have gorgeous covers, absolutely...but,to have a book compared to Margaret Atwood's "A Handmaid's Tale"...Whoa. I'm gonna have to read "Wither" as soon as it comes out. That is high praise indeed!!

Lauren said...

Wowza. I'm realizing I need to catch up on the earlier books in a lot of these series...what a horrible, horrible conflict to have :)

Lucy said...

I'm guilty of the same, and I have to say, those really are some awesome covers! Makes me excited for 2011.

Melissa Walker said...

Amazing covers! Can't wait to read Cryer's Cross especially--sounds so creepy!

Michelle said...

I wasn't fond of the cover of Wither until after I read it. Once I did I saw how perfectly it fit.