Cover Crazy: CIRCLE OF CRANES by Annette LeBox

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."

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I heard about this book about a week ago.  I'd been looking something up online and seen an image of this book.  I wanted to know more and went to Goodreads, then rushed to snag a copy of the book.

If you saw my review on Saturday, you know how much I enjoyed this book.  If you missed it, there's still time to check it out!

I mentioned why I love this cover on Saturday, but I'll do so again now:

This is one of my favorite covers of 2012 so far. Not only does Dial refrain from white-washing (*wild applause*), it combines the flavor of China with the magic of a fairy tale and the beauty of fabric, all of which play an intrinsic part in CIRCLE OF CRANES.

I like the way the Chinese calligraphy is running down the cover near the spine in the traditional top to bottom/right to left format. I actually wonder if the script is a form of Nu Shu (Secret women's script used for centuries in China).

I love the way the top is flowing silk, which reminds me of traditional Asian garments, but also something more. Is her sleeve becoming a crane, or has the designer hidden the girl's arm? This wonder will encourage several to pick up the book and see what it's about. I know it made me curious!

What do you think of my choice this week?


  1. Wow... that is a beautiful cover, alrighty!!!! I like the culture, too, plus the flowing action. Nice!!

  2. Yes, it is a mysterious kind of cover but I am not sure how I feel about it.

    Here's my Cover Crazy!

    Sana @ artsy musings of a bibliophile

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