Monday, December 06, 2010

DisCover #2

I loveLoveLOVE book covers as much as I love the books guys might know that I decided to make a new feature (called DisCover..geddit?!) where I'll be highlighting 3-4 books covers every week! Then, you can ooh and aah as much as you like in the comments box! 

Forsaken (Demon Trappers #1) by Jana Oliver

Riley has always wanted to be a Demon Trapper like her father, and she's already following in his footsteps as one of the best. But it's tough being the only girl in an all-guy world, especially when three of those guys start making her life more complicated: Simon, the angelic apprentice who has heaven on his side; Beck, the tough trapper who thinks he's God's gift, and Ori, the strikingly sexy stranger who keeps turning up to save her ass. One thing's for sure - if she doesn't keep her wits about her there'll be hell to pay...

As well as having two different titles for the US and UK release, Forsaken (or The Demon Trapper's Daughter) has two different covers. I couldn't pick between the two which one to put up because they are both so gorgeous, so I thought I'd stay true to my British background, but you can see the other cover here. It looks quite dark and pretty badass! I like that there is two images merged together, I'm guessing that's Riley at the top? She looks kinda creepy. Ooh, I LOVE that white feathery logo-y thing (don't ask me what it's called, I can't figure out a way to explain what it looks like!) in the middle, it stand out across the smoky background and gives it that edge.

Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini

Set on the island of Nantucket, STARCROSSED tells the tale of Helen Hamilton, a young woman whose destiny is forever altered when she meets Lucas Delos and tries to kill him in front of her entire high school. Which is terribly inconvenient, not only because Lucas is the most beautiful boy on the island, but also because Helen is so achingly shy she suffers physical pain whenever she is given too much attention. 

Making matters worse, Helen is beginning to suspect she’s going crazy. Whenever she’s near Lucas or any member of his family she sees the ghostly apparitions of three women weeping bloody tears, and suffers the burden of an intense and irrational hate. She soon learns that she and Lucas are destined to play the leading roles in a Greek tragedy that the Three Fates insist on repeating over and over again throughout history. Like her namesake, Helen of Troy, she’s destined to start a war by falling in love. But even though Lucas and Helen can see their own star-crossed destiny, they’re still powerfully attracted to each other. Will they give up their personal happiness for the greater good, or risk it all to be together?

I especially like this cover for the person on it. I know there are lots of people who think a cover doesn't look right when there's a person on there, and I'm definitely not of of them! Well, most of the time anyway. Sometimes I agree, because it just doesn't work, but if it's done right, with the right person and thing (thing, what things are they Iffath?!!) the final cover image can look breathtaking, and that's exactly was has happened here. What the girl is wearing is a beautiful shade of pink/(purple?) and contrasts very well with the darker colours that are also on the cover. The long-tunic-y-style dress also fits in with the book as we get an Ancient Greek theme from the blurb, which has me quite excited :)

Dark Heart Forever by Lee Monroe

When Willie arrives in Indian Territory, she knows only one thing: no one can find out who she really is. To escape a home she doesn't belong in anymore, she assumes the name of a former classmate and accepts a teaching job at the Cherokee Female Seminary.

Nothing prepares her for what she finds there. Her pupils are the daughters of the Cherokee elite—educated and more wealthy than she, and the school is cloaked in mystery. A student drowned in the river last year, and the girls whisper that she was killed by a jealous lover. Willie's room is the very room the dead girl slept in. The students say her spirit haunts it.

Willie doesn't believe in ghosts, but when strange things start happening at the school, she isn't sure anymore. She's also not sure what to make of a boy from the nearby boys' school who has taken an interest in her—his past is cloaked in secrets. Soon, even she has to admit that the revenant may be trying to tell her something...

Whereas the first two books haven't been released, Dark Heart Forever was published in October. I picked this one because I don't want to just have all the new covers if there is a lot of old covers that I really like.

I always see this in the shops (but never seem to buy it for some reason) and it stands out amongst all of the other books. Like Starcrossed, there's another girl on the cover, and I love how her dress is blowing in the wind. On her right side in the back, there are some leaves and they just look absolutely gorgeous I think. The colours all blend in together there (that greeny-blue colour is very pretty), but the image stays sharp and I like how that works. I'm not particular sure about the author's name in red though..

What do you think?


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