Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Cover Envy (6)

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With all the excitement of the new Halo Reach game coming out (on my husband's part, he invited his brother and his girlfriend over and insisted we be out at Walmart at midnight but I got a book out of the deal!) I completely lost track of time and forgot to post Cover Envy this Monday. Better late than never!

It's that time of week again! I'm showing another couple of covers that make me green with envy and stuck sitting on my hands until the novels they cover come out. I'm doing a series this week in honor of the soon-to-be release of the second novel!

Hope you enjoy!

Fallen by Lauren Kate- Look at this cover. Everything about it evokes a somber mood. The model is swallowed up in a blackness in her long ball gown and her head is in her hands. I can hear her soft sobs jumping off the cover. Also, the barren trees in the background suggest loneliness and sorrow. The dark color scheme of black and blues is attractive to look at and also speaks to this melancholy mood created. Everything works well with the title Fallen. 

Here's the blurb (from Goodreads):

There’s something achingly familiar about Daniel Grigori.

Mysterious and aloof, he captures Luce Price’s attention from the moment she sees him on her first day at the Sword & Cross boarding school in sultry Savannah, Georgia. He’s the one bright spot in a place where cell phones are forbidden, the other students are all screw-ups, and security cameras watch every move.
Even though Daniel wants nothing to do with Luce–and goes out of his way to make that very clear–she can’t let it go. Drawn to him like a moth to a flame, she has to find out what Daniel is so desperate to keep secret . . . even if it kills her.  

Fallen is the first in a series titled the same name and is already out on bookshelves.

Torment by Lauren Kate- This cover does an amazing job of complimenting the previous novel cover while giving us something new and fresh. It's just as beautiful as the first yet the mood feels completely different. There is a lot of gray in the background suggesting possible brighter days if not just as confusing. The model is standing at full height with her fingers gripper her hair. Whatever sorrow the character previously had is still there but she has overcome it and is looking to the misty feature. Of course, this outlook doesn't compliment the title very well which is even more sad than the first but I think there is a lot of torment in the unknown and that is how I perceive this background.

Here's the blurb (from Goodreads):

How many lives do you need to live before you find someone worth dying for? In the aftermath of what happened at Sword & Cross, Luce has been hidden away by her cursed angelic boyfriend, Daniel, in a new school filled with Nephilim, the offspring of fallen angels and humans. Daniel promises she will be safe here, protected from those who would kill her. At the school Luce discovers what the Shadows that have followed her all her life mean - and how to manipulate them to see into her other lives. Yet the more Luce learns about herself, the more she realizes that the past is her only key to unlocking her future...and that Daniel hasn't told her everything. What if his version of the past isn't actually the way things happened...what if Luce was really meant to be with someone else?

Torment is out September 28, 2010.


  1. I might not be the biggest fan of Fallen, but I'll admit that these covers are stunning! Great feature :)

  2. Wow. youre really cover insightful. On Torment i precieved her to be gripping her hair out of angush BUT I haven't read either so I'm going to assume I was way off(not hard to assume). I hope you keep this Cover Envy post going in the future. Really enjoyed reading what you thought of them.


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