Shelf Candy Saturday #7
|March 10, 2012||Posted by Cambria under Shelf Candy Saturday|
Shelf candy saturday is an awesome weekly meme hosted by Stephanie over at Five Alarm Book Reviews http://www.fivealarmbooksreviews.com. This is a meme where we celebrate covers that we find beautiful and interesting. For more information visit Stephanie’s blog.
This week I am going to post a book cover that really caught and held my attention the minute I saw it…. and forgive me if it’s been featured on shelf candy before. I tried to remember where I saw this book first and I couldn’t remember, all I remembered was the image. I guess you could say that it haunts me.
My pick for today:
After seventeen-year-old Felicita’s dearest friend Ilven kills herself to escape an arranged marriage, Felicita chooses freedom over privilege. She fakes her own death and leaves her sheltered life as one of Pelimburg’s magical elite behind. Living in the slums, scrubbing dishes for a living, she falls for charismatic Dash while also becoming fascinated with vampire Jannik. Then something shocking washes up on the beach: Ilven’s death has called out of the sea a dangerous wild magic. Felicita must decide whether her loyalties lie with the family she abandoned . . . or with those who would twist this dark power to destroy Pelimburg’s caste system, and the whole city along with it.
This cover is so eery. But I can’t look away from it, it really draws my eye everytime I see it. Which, to be frank disturbs me because at first glance it appears that the girl has just washed up onshore and is dead… and given the coloring and fogginess you know that foul play was involved in her death.
But then when you look further you see that she appears to be lying in the water looking at the sky… is she dead? Is she not dead? And if she isn’t dead WHY OH WHY would she be laying in the creepy water all by herself at night?! *shudders*
And really this cover is very simple but still packs a punch.
What do you think?
Annnddd. The synopsis…. intriguing, yes? I think this book could go either way, good ro bad… but I am intrigued enough that I want to read it and give it a try. Have any of you read this yet?
So that’s my pick this week for Shelf Candy! Happy Saturday!