I'm a huge, huge fan of Daisy Whitney, and have been since shortly after her debut novel THE MOCKINGBIRDS launched in 2010. She's one of few contemporary authors that I'm utterly enamored with.
I've previously reviewed both THE MOCKINGBIRDS and THE RIVALS, co-interviewed Daisy for Psychtember, and will be part of the upcoming WHEN YOU WERE HERE blog tour, so look forward to a continuation of the Daisy Whitney Lovefest!
She's now writing contemporary fantasy. She'll come out with a regular contemporary novel every spring through her publisher Little, Brown, and Bloomsbury recently picked her up and will publish her contemporary fantasies in the fall!
I have wanted to read her first contemporary, STARRY NIGHTS, since first hearing Daisy talk about how fast she wrote it, and this past week, I was thrilled to see that the book finally has a cover!
What are your thoughts? I feel like if the Eiffel tower and a starry night weren't on the cover, I'd be very disappointed! It would have been fun if the cover looked a little more like a painting, though, since the storyline revolves around art. Maybe a little smudged or something? That way, we'd know it wasn't a straightforward contemporary, but fantasy as well. At the same time, this cover will appeal to a broader audience, which is always important!
I do like the way the author's name and book title are pulled from the glowing light of the stars and the Eiffel Tower, and the way the Tower's base is redder, reflecting the color of the heart that may otherwise be overlooked.
I'm also curious about the interior now. The last sentence of the summary up on Goodreads states,
A beautifully decorated package makes it a must-own in print.
Um...what does this mean? I want to know more IMMEDIATELY.
I'm extra intrigued now!
What are your thoughts?