Cover Crazy is hosted by The Book Worms. Each week, bloggers "admire the art and beauty of a book’s design, so I’m going to post minimal words. It is up to you to write how you feel and what you like about it the way you’d like to."
This week, I fell in love with Maureen Johnson's cover for the first book in her new series, The Name of the Star, which was unveiled on Friday. It's GORGEOUS! Too bad it's not coming out until September. :(
Why I Love This Cover:
Believe it or not, I've never read any of Johnson's books before, which is a shame, especially because she went to one of our local schools and I SHOULD read her. The first thing that caught my eye was the mysterious man in the shadows. This is my inner fangirl coming out, but does he not remind you of the swoonishly handsome hero Tuxedo Mask? I also want to know why the girl at the forefront is curled up in a fetal position. Is she dreaming, is she hurt (or even worse, dead)? I love the way the girl is bathed in color while the rest of the image is kind of foggy and overlaying everything as though from another world. I also like the swirls in each corner and have a feeling they'll be all embossed and shiny when the time comes.
The book sounds really unique, too. Looking at the cover, you'd think it was a historical novel, but it occurs in modern-day London at a private boarding school. Not only that, a string of murders begin taking place...on the anniversaries of the days Jack the Ripper killed his victims. Not Johnson's typical fare; I HAVE to read this!
What do you think? What cover are you crazy about this week?
[The Name of the Star is scheduled to hit a bookstore near you on Sept. 29, 2011.]