Shelf Candy Saturday #4
|February 4, 2012||Posted by Cambria under Shelf Candy Saturday|
Welcome to shelf candy saturday a weekly meme hosted by Stephanie at Five Alarm Book Reviews http://www.fivealarmbookreviews.com. This meme is a celebration of artists and the book covers we love!!
My Shelf Candy pick this week is:
Hemlock by Kathleen Peacock
This is the US cover. I think it is absolutely beautiful. I love the colors and the sweeping vines at the top – it makes me think that perhaps I could get tangled in the story. 😉 It actually kind of reminds me a bit of mt shelf candy choice from last week Juliet Immortal. Both have young girls in beautiful dresses looking down and rather melancholy. I must have a soft spot for this look. 😉
Even so I think you can agree that it is a stunning cover.
Here is the UK cover. The UK edition will be released in July 2012
Personally I like the US cover better but the UK version is beautiful too and I think also gives more indication that the story will be filled with action (and hopefully twists and turns!) It kind of reminds me of Little Red Riding Hood. I like the image in the branches above the girl, it adds an element of danger to the cover. 😉
Also, notice that the title on the UK cover is “Deadly Hemlock” and the title on the US cover is “Hemlock”. I’m not sure which one I prefer but I think that both covers titles suit the style of each book. The “Deadly” in the UK version goes along with the urgent danger feel and the simple “Hemlock” on the US cover I think fits the simplistic sorrow. I will say that I was slightly bothered that the titles are different, I guess because I think the different title and the different cover made me pause to wonder if it was the same story inside the pages.
Here is some information on this book that I just can’t wait to read upon its release!
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books (an imprint of HarperCollins)
Release Date: May 8, 2012 (this is the US release date. The UK date is above)
ISBN-13: 978-0062048653 ISBN-10: 0062048651
Mackenzie and Amy were best friends. Until Amy was brutally murdered.
Since then, Mac’s life has been turned upside down. She is being haunted by Amy in her dreams, and an extremist group called the Trackers has come to Mac’s hometown of Hemlock to hunt down Amy’s killer: A white werewolf.
Lupine syndrome—also known as the werewolf virus—is on the rise across the country. Many of the infected try to hide their symptoms, but bloodlust is not easy to control.
Wanting desperately to put an end to her nightmares, Mac decides to investigate Amy’s murder herself. She discovers secrets lurking in the shadows of Hemlock, secrets about Amy’s boyfriend, Jason, her good pal Kyle, and especially her late best friend. Mac is thrown into a maelstrom of violence and betrayal that puts her life at risk.
Hemlock is the first novel in a spellbinding urban fantasy trilogy filled with provocative questions about prejudice, trust, lies, and love.
Synopsis and publisher info was provided by http://kathleenpeacock.com/Hemlock.html this is the author’s website. Please visit this site for more information.
I am really excited to read this. As most of you know I love a werewolf and this seems like a really fresh take on a story involving one. I will for sure be picking this book up to read!!