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."
Why I Love This Cover:
We've all been seeing the cover to STARCROSSED by Josephine Angelini online for months now. I know, I know. But have you seen it in PERSON? Because, um, it's *really* pretty. And shiny. I feel like a bird...or maybe a dragon. Ooh, shiny.... But it's true! If you watch the above video, I moved the book back and forth so you could see the way the sun caught the cover and made a rainbow of covers. Pretty!
Just, you know, ignore the mangled cover. It came that way in the mail. I'll be exchanging this copy for a more perfect-looking one tonight because I'm anal like that.
I've seen a lot of debate over the cropping. Personally, I like it. The crop doesn't really seem awkward to me. I can see why it would to some people, because it's not a style we're used to. i think the designer tried something new. The trend of not showing whole faces is still very "in," but a lot of people gripe about it. So designers Hilary Zaryvky and Erin Fitzsimmons probably thought this was a good compromise. You get most of her face, though not all of it. It works for me.
And even though the image doesn't really fit in with any one scene, I love the atmosphere of the sky and water, especially now that the colors change!
What do you think? What cover are you crazy about this week?
[STARCROSSED is available now wherever books are sold!]