Monday, February 21, 2011

DisCover #9

I loveLoveLOVE book covers as much as I love the books themselves..you guys might know that already..so 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! 



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 featured this a while back, on the second DisCover (which you can see here) with the US cover which I thought was gorgeous. But then I saw the UK cover about a week ago and WOW. It's out in June and although this may not be the final-final cover (I think there are still a few alterations to be made) but it is hot, right? And the mythology sounds awesome! Looking forward to it!!



Amy & Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson

Amy Curry thinks her life sucks. Her mom decides to move from California to Connecticut to start anew--just in time for Amy's senior year. Her dad recently died in a car accident. So Amy embarks on a road trip to escape from it all, driving cross-country from the home she's always known toward her new life. Joining Amy on the road trip is Roger, the son of Amy's mother's old friend. Amy hasn't seen him in years, and she is less than thrilled to be driving across the country with a guy she barely knows. So she's surprised to find that she is developing a crush on him. At the same time, she's coming to terms with her father's death and how to put her own life back together after the accident. Told in traditional narrative as well as scraps from the road--diner napkins, motel receipts, postcards--this is the story of one girl's journey to find herself.


I've wanted to read Amy & Roger's Epic Detour since I heard it was releaseing last year in the US. The US cover (here) is one of my favourite covers of 2010 and ever since the announcement that Simon & Schuster would be publishing it here, I've been waiting patiently for them to make and show us the awesome cover that I knew it would be. 
On Thursday, the lovely Jenny at Wondrous Reads posted it exclusively on her blog and HOW PRETTY IS IT? You can see the post here.

I love the colours they've used and the pictures are just so cute! I think what I like most about it is that it reminds me of doodling. You know how you just randomly draw one thing, and then then next second it's magically built into something totally gorgeous? I love doing that!..and I love doodling. #win



The Missing (Cryer's Cross in the US) by Lisa McMann

The community of Cryer’s Cross, Montana (population 212) is distraught when high school freshman Tiffany disappears without a trace. Already off-balance due to her OCD, 16-year-old Kendall is freaked out seeing Tiffany’s empty desk in the one-room school house, but somehow life goes on... until Kendall's boyfriend Nico also disappears, and also without a trace. Now the town is in a panic. Alone in her depression and with her OCD at an all-time high, Kendall notices something that connects Nico and Tiffany: they both sat at the same desk. She knows it's crazy, but Kendall finds herself drawn to the desk, dreaming of Nico and wondering if maybe she, too, will disappear...and whether that would be so bad. Then she begins receiving graffiti messages on the desk from someone who can only be Nico. Can he possibly be alive somewhere? Where is he? And how can Kendall help him? The only person who believes her is Jacian, the new guy she finds irritating...and attractive. As Kendall and Jacian grow closer, Kendall digs deeper into Nico's mysterious disappearance only to stumble upon some ugly—and deadly—local history. Kendall is about to find out just how far the townspeople will go to keep their secrets buried.


I had the chance to read Cryer's Cross on GalleyGrab, but haven't had time recently and then it expired :( But it will be released in the UK this year as The Missing, so yay! I'm not too sure about the new title, I really liked Cryer's Cross, it's different whereas 'The Missing' sounds pretty common, if you know what I mean. 
I love both covers though! The US cover was really creepy, I loved how the titled was 'scratched' into the wood, and the tagline? *shivers*


The UK one..I like the title font, it's like it's been written in chalk or something and it has a really cool effect when it's on top of that background. I'm not sure if that's the ground..or some kind of really old table that's been scratched into a million times, but it looks great. The model is look a bit weird..she has this faraway look in her eyes and they are really wide like she's was in surprise. And se looks kind of..dead. But her hand needs to be a bit more flat.. #isneverpleased

What do you think?

♥Iffath

1 comment:

  1. Agree with you that the UK title is a bit rubbish - how many books are there called "The Missing"? It looks fascinating and creepy and I'll certainly look out for that one.

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