Cover Crazy: THE SINISTER SWEETNESS OF SPLENDID ACADEMY by Nikki Loftin


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."

One thing I love about middle-grade novels?  The illustrations!  I wish more teen and adult books were as tenderly illustrated as the ones for younger audiences.

Case in point:






THE SINISTER SWEETNESS OF SPLENDID ACADEMY
by Nikki Loftin:


This cover has so much ATMOSPHERE!  It's so creepy, with the twisty tree branches and the shadowy figures silhouetted in the doorway.  
 
I adore the way the title is blending into the trees like a part of the image.
 
I want to know more about the clock on top of the school, too!  That building alone screams atmosphere!
 
I also like the way the girl's arms are crossed, with her hair billowing.  Her gaze is thoughtful; you can tell that she's going to try to solve a mystery.
 
This looks like it's going to be a fun book, don't you think?


What do you think of my choice this week?

Comments

  1. Yes! I love the cover especially the expression of the girl is so catchy. Awesome choice, really unique =)

    Here's my Cover Crazy!

    Sana @ artsy musings of a bibliophile

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  2. YES! illustrated covers are sooooo nifty! i wish it would get in style on YA as well!

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  3. I love this cover. I featured it on my CC a couple weeks back. I hope the story is a great as the cover. I have it marked on my TBR. I particularly am curious about the two figure in the entry way to the house. They are silhouetted against the back light. Their edges are a bit faded, I'm wondering if they are meant to be ghosts?

    PS I linked up my CC this week here: http://www.pageturnersblog.com/2012/04/cover-crazy-whats-left-of-me.html#axzz1qu3KOxt9 you should too!

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  4. Well, personally, I LOVE your choice! :) Thanks so much for the cover shout-out. I hope you like the book!

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  5. @Sana: I know, right? Her expression is so intriguing!!

    @Vic: Ahhh, come to YA!! Maybe SHADOW & BONE will change things...?

    @Gina: Again, we're alike! <3 Maybe it's from you I first saw it, then! I was looking at my GoodReads TBR to see what I liked, lol! I wondered if they were ghosts, too!!

    @Nikki: You definitely won the cover lottery! I'm looking forward to this one! :)

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