The Compulsive Reader: Cover Talk: Elizabeth Scott's Latest

Monday, July 25, 2011

Cover Talk: Elizabeth Scott's Latest

I'm a huge fan of Elizabeth Scott (I about died when I randomly met her in May), and what I really, really love about her is that in the past, we've always been able to expect 2-3 books a year from her, which is like, heaven. This spring, she released Between Here and Forever (my review here), which was awesome, but I am pumped for this fall's release, As I Wake, which comes out September 15th. (Follow that link and show it some love on Amazon...I can't believe that I'm the only person to "like" that book!)

First off, here's the cover:

Pretty awesome, right? I love the way the girl is hiding her face, and how her hair turns into smoke...so cool. It's very edgy and intriguing, from the use of colors, to just the amount of skin she's showing. The orange pops, and I like how this is a cover that doesn't have just three hues; there's a lot of shadows, the orange is in varying shades, and there's a lot of depth. 

I also confess to a bit of a fascination with books pertaining to amnesia. Here's what this one is about:
"Ava is welcomed home from the hospital by a doting mother, lively friends, and a crush finally beginning to show interest. There's only one problem: Ava can't remember any of them--and can't shake the eerie feeling that she's not who they say she is. 
Ava struggles to break through her amnesiac haze as she goes through the motions of high-school life, but the memories that surface take place in a very different world, where Ava and familiar-faced friends are under constant scrutiny and no one can be trusted. Ava doesn't know what to make of these visions, or of the boy who is at the center of them all, until he reappears in her life and offers answers . . . but only in exchange for her trust."
Okay, so I love the sound of this one, where not everything is as it seems, and the struggle is more mental and emotional than physical. And knowing Elizabeth Scott and the amazing books she has written, I'm confident that she'll pull this one off in a manner that will surprise and impress us all!

Also, since I mentioned my weird fascination with amnesia stories and such, I feel it's also pertinent to inform you all that if I ever hit my hand and have amnesia, put the Harry Potter books in my hands so I can get that "first time" reading experience again. That's all I ask. Thank you.

Anyway, back to Elizabeth Scott and As I Wake...what do you think of the cover? Are you excited for this one?


Mary @ BookSwarm said...

Oh, I am so drawn in to this cover. It's almost as if her head's exploding, with her hair going straight back and all. And the story sounds very intriguing.
Mary @ Book Swarm

The book girl said...

WOW! Love this cover-- it totally pulls me in, like she's disappearing or something. And the description... well, I'm definitely pre-ordering this book!

By the way, the re-reading of the Harry Potter books is a great idea. I'll have to remember that if I hit my head-- or write it down somewhere, since I won't remember anything:)

ham1299 said...

I LOVE this cover, too. And the book is very good. (If you'd like a link to my review, let me know and I'll gladly share.)