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Cover Love: Edition Four

Re-Posting this from the “main” blog, Dreaming Under the Same Moon
It’s time again for another edition of some “cover love,” readers! I have loved your enthusiasm for these fun posts and am thrilled to discover so many of you are book lovers. This edition features Christian fiction and some young adult fiction thrown in also. Enjoy – I look forward to your feedback.

  • What can be said about this? It’s cute. Flirty. Eye-catching. Colorful with that splash of pink… plus has a cute guy hidden in the frame of the sunglass lens! What else can we ask for!?

  •  Much to my surprise, I’ve come to enjoy Alex Flinn’s novels. In fact, if I had to say, hers was the first that introduced me to the world of YA fiction. For that reason, I am still drawn to Flinn’s sweet, uncomplicated prose.
Synopsis: N/A
May 2013
  • No, you are not seeing “double” – I had this on a prior post but since I added it after the fact, I decided to feature it again. YAY! A new novel by Alex Flinn. Cannot wait to get this one – love the pretty design even if it does reflect nearly all of her re-told fairy-tales. The gently falling snow is a stunner! There’s no synopsis for it yet, but… we can all guess what it’s about, right!?
    Synopsis: N/A
    May 2013
    • Though I have yet to read anything by this author, many girls are enchanted by these sweet novels – this cover is quite striking though the colors could be more dynamic.
    Synopsis: When Petunia, the youngest of King Gregor’s twelve dancing daughters, is invited to visit an elderly friend in the neighboring country of Westfalin, she welcomes the change of scenery. But in order to reach Westfalin, Petunia must pass through a forest where strange two-legged wolves are rumored to exist. Wolves intent on redistributing the wealth of the noble citizens who have entered their territory. But the bandit-wolves prove more rakishly handsome than truly dangerous, and it’s not until Petunia reaches her destination that she realizes the kindly grandmother she has been summoned to visit is really an enemy bent on restoring an age-old curse. The stories of Red Riding Hood and Robin Hood get a twist as Petunia and her many sisters take on bandits, grannies, and the new King Under Stone to end their family curse once and for all.
    December 2012
    • To say I am excited about this novel would be an understatement – how adorable is this cover art? OH. MY. GOODNESS! I adore it. This could surpass the poignant Lori Wick novel, The Princess for best fairy-tale-turned-reality novel. It looks and sounds wonderful
    Synopsis: When crown prince Nathaniel takes an American holiday to St. Simon’s Island, he’s not looking for love. Like everything else in his life, the choice of a bride is out of his hands—a matter dictated by his royal position. But when he meets Susanna under the ancient Lover’s Oak in southern Georgia, will romance trump responsibility?
    May 2013
    • Gosh! This is such a different concept for McGee – not just the design but also the story. Not sure what I think of it…

Synopsis: Thalli is different than others in The State. She feels things. She asks questions. And in the State, this is not tolerated. The Ten scientists who survived the nuclear war that destroyed the world above believe that emotion was at the core of what went wrong—and they have genetically removed it from the citizens they have since created. Thalli has kept her malformation secret from those who have monitored her for most of her life, but when she receives an ancient piece of music to record as her community’s assigned musician, she can no longer keep her emotions secreted away.

Seen as a threat to the harmony of her Pod, Thalli is taken to the Scientists for immediate annihilation. But before that can happen, Berk—her former Pod mate who is being groomed as a Scientist—steps in and persuades the Scientists to keep Thalli alive as a test subject.

The more time she spends in the Scientist’s Pod, the clearer it becomes that things are not as simple as she was programmed to believe. She hears stories of a Designer—stories that fill her mind with more questions: Who can she trust? What is this emotion called love? And what if she isn’t just an anomaly, but part of a greater design?

July 2013

  • Know nothing about this series but isn’t the cover a fabulous “profile” of the memorable, iconic Queen Victoria? When I saw it, that was my first thought. Well done to the designer.

Synopsis: Queen Victoria most certainly left a legacy—under her rule as the longest reigning female monarch in history, the British Empire was greatly expanded and significant industrial, cultural, political, scientific, and military changes occurred within the United Kingdom. To be a young woman in a time when few other females held positions of power was to lead in a remarkable age—and because Queen Victoria kept personal journals, this historical novel from award-winning author Carolyn Meyer shares authentic emotional insight along with accurate information, weaving a true story of intrigue and romance.

January 2013

  • Don’t know anything about this Christian author but… I couldn’t resist this cover design – isn’t it cute!? Love the simplicity and touch of elegance.

Synopsis: Northerner Tish McComb knows the sting of rejection. When she moves into the Alabama family homestead, her neighbors shun her because her third great-grandparents were carpetbaggers. That’s why she offers a fellow outsider—and the prodigal daughter of an influential citizen—a room. But the wayward girl refuses to reform. Should Tish challenge her houseguest—and her father?

May 2013

  • This cover… intrigued me. I don’t love the yellow/green shade that seems to dominate the model’s face but it’s… interesting. I like the type and how the camera is used.

Synopsis: Sixteen-year-old Annabelle Jacobs never asked to be famous, but as the daughter of Janie Jacobs, one of the biggest TV stars in the world, she is. Growing up is hard enough. Having to do it in public because your mother is a famous actress? Even harder. When your mom crashes and burns after her DUI mug shot is splashed across the internet? Definitely not fun. Then your mom falls for a guy so much younger than she that it would be more appropriate for you to be dating him? That’s just a train wreck waiting to happen.

June 2013

*Not recommending this^ as I know nothing about the author.

  • The colors on this concept is stunning. It’s pale blues and simple white gown, all back dropped by the ocean? Yes, please! Love it. Are we noticing a theme in these designs? (Again, I am unfamiliar with this author’s works.)

Synopsis: Ivy Marshall, a savvy, determined woman, finds out her husband has cheated on her on the same day her sister’s perfect boyfriend proposes on national television. When Ivy’s mother asks her to return to her family’s beach home to plan her sister’s upcoming wedding, she decides to use the excuse to escape from the pain of her circumstances.

When her return to Sunset Beach, North Carolina, brings her face to face with her former fianci, old feelings rise to the surface and she wonders if there is a future for them. However, her husband has started tweeting his apology to her and doesn’t want to give up on their marriage. As she helps prepare the wishing tree for her sister’s wedding, she must examine her own wishes for the future and decide what love should be…..

May 2013

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