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."
Have you guys noticed the latest Dystopian sub-trend taking place in spacecrafts? Across the Universe by Beth Revis debuted in January and Outside In by Maria V. Snyder came out earlier this month. Next up, we have Glow by Amy Kathleen Ryan, out this coming fall. What do you think about this trend? I still tend to think of these books as sci-fi despite the rise against the government. Maybe it's just me? After all, the last book I read *was* Outside In, so maybe it's just on the brain... But the more I think about it, the more I think it's a new trend!
Anyway, the cover for Ryan's Glow is made of awesomesauce and you should all drool now:
Why I Love This Cover:
Glow hints at its sci-fi roots. Originally, I thought the the "o" was just an "O" with the picture inside. However, upon looking at a huge version of the cover on Ryan's site, I realized that the "O" represents a spaceship window. How cool is that? Plus, I love how the image, um, glows. I love how sturdy the typography is--All you need is that glowing "O" with the cover art inside it.
The spherical shape reminds me a bit of Matched by Ally Condie, and the "girl inside the image" reminds me of something else coming out soon, but I can't think of what or by whom. I'm horrible. I want to say it's a cell phone on the cover, but I think I'm wrong. I might also remember the object being purple...? Anyway, whatever the book is, it came to mind. But Glow is also holding its own. I LOVE the fact that the whole image is inside one letter of the title. How awesome is that? Plus, look at the girl! Doesn't she look upset? Looking at the summary on Goodreads, the storyline has a faint trace of Wither in it, so perhaps she's upset because she doesn't want to be married so young? I come up with so many situations in my head and just want to know WHY she looks like that. It's enough to make me want to pick up the book. Then again, whatever she's lying against doesn't look very comfortable. Maybe she's just upset it isn't soft. ^.~ (I jest.)
Anyway, total cover love here!
What do you think? What cover are you crazy about this week?
[Glow is scheduled to hit a bookstore near you on Sept. 27, 2011.]