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Sunday, 23 January 2011

Cover Lust 2

I am lusting over three different book covers this week.

The first cover I am lusting after is Choker by Elizabeth Woods.

This book is published by Simon & Schuster and came out on the 4th January 2011. Isn't it adorable. The white looks just like cobwebs.  It is like pink Gothic!

The book is Young Adult fiction.The first chapter is available to read here.
Here is the blurb.
Sixteen-year-old Cara Lange has always been a loner, even more so since she moved away from her best and only friend, Zoe, a few years ago. Cara mostly spends her time avoiding the popular girls who call her 'choker' after a humiliating incident in the cafeteria, and watching Ethan Gray from a distance, wishing he would finally notice her. Then one day Cara comes home and finds Zoe waiting for her. Zoe's on the run from problems at home, and Cara agrees to help her hide. With Zoe back, Cara's life changes overnight. Zoe gives her a new look and new confidence, and before she can blink, Cara is flirting with Ethan and getting invited to parties. And best of all, she has her best friend to confide in again. But just as quickly as Cara's life came together, it starts to unravel. A girl goes missing in her town, and everyone is a suspect ~ including Ethan. Worse still, Zoe starts behaving very strangely, and Cara begins to wonder what exactly her friend does all day when she's at school. You're supposed to be able to trust your best friend no matter what, but what if she turns into a total stranger? 

The second book I am lusting over is The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown. This is being published by Harper Collins and won't be out in the UK until August. However,I have managed to get an advance copy, thanks to Eleanor Brown's lovely publicist who made me plead my case as to why I should have one of these books. I pleaded and grovelled and she is now kindly sending me a copy. This cover is just beautiful. I love the pink checked pattern.
Here is the blurb.
Unlucky in work, love and life, the Andreas sisters return to their childhood home, ostensibly to care for their ailing mother. But each sister has a secret she's unwilling to share – each has come home to lick her own wounds.


The Andreas family is an eccentric one. Books are their passion (a trip to the library usually solved everything), TV is something other families watched. Their father – a renowned, eccentric professor of Shakespeare who communicates almost exclusively in Shakespearean verse – named all three girls for great Shakespearean women – Rose (Rosalind), Bean (Bianca), and Cordy (Cordelia); as a result, the girls find that they have a lot to live up to.


With this burden, as well as others they shoulder, the Andreas sisters have a difficult time communicating with both their parents and their lovers, but especially with each other. What can the homebody and shy eldest sister, the fast-living and mysterious middle child, and the bohemian youngest sibling have in common? Why can't Rose leave her hometown for the man she loves? Why has glamorous Bean come home from New York City with her tail between her legs to the small college town she swore she'd leave as soon as she could? And why suddenly has Cordy resurfaced after years of gypsy living? Each sister has found her life nothing like she had thought it would be – and suddenly faced with their parents' frailty and their own disappointments and setbacks, their usual quick salve of a book suddenly can't solve what ails them.

To their surprise, Rose, Bean and Cordy are more similar than they ever imagined. Yet can all three escape their archetypal roots and find happiness in a normal life? As it turns out, the small town of Barnwell and their sisterly bond offer much more than they ever expected.

My third and final cover lust is Wish by Alexandra Bullen. This book was published last year and it was published by Abebooks UK. It is all sparkly, just my kind of cover.
Here is the blurb
 
After Olivia’s twin sister dies, she and her parents move to San Francisco, where she struggles to cope with Violet’s absence while navigating a new school and new city. When Olivia brings one of Violet’s torn dresses to an unusual tailor’s shop, she receives a mysteriously beautiful dress in return. She learns the dress is magical when she wishes for her sister back and Violet appears as a ghost; together they learn Olivia has two more wish dresses. With Violet’s help, Olivia’s social life improves but grows tricky when she begins secretly dating a new friend’s recent ex. Despite the fashionable way the wishes are granted, they work the same as in other fantasies, creating complications for Olivia until she makes an accidental but heartfelt wish that cannot be undone. This effortless fantasy makes good use of the conceit of wishes, giving Olivia what she needs to ultimately let her sister go, but the consequences of her social deceptions are resolved too easily. The happily-ever-after ending is pure wish fulfillment, but still one deservedly obtained.
 
Aren't they all beautiful covers.  What covers are you lusting over this week?

13 comments:

  1. I'm incredibly excited about The Weird Sisters proof!

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  2. The Wish cover is gorgeous - I can see why that caught your eye. Enjoy The Weird Sisters when it arrives. Have a great week, Vivienne and happy reading.

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  3. I adore the American cover of The Replacement. Oh it's so much better than ours!

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  4. I can't wait to read The Weird Sisters, but will have to hold out until the tbr dare is over. I like the UK cover!

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  5. You are right - these are all GREAT covers, although I am partial to the first one. I guess there is something about pink and black that reminds me of Paris.

    I am VERY excited to read your review of the Weird Sisters. This book is high on my list of future book purchases.

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  6. The UK cover of The Weird Sisters is different from the US cover and it's so much better. I love it!

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  7. I want to read all three books! The cover I liked best is the one for Choker. Must be the pink :)

    How cool that you got the ARC for Weird Sisters. That one seems to be getting a lot of buzz!

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  8. The Weird Sisters sounds really good.

    No cover lust for me this week.

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  9. The U.K. cover of The Weird Sisters look so good. Better than the U.S. version!

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  10. This is the first time I've seen the UK cover for The Weird Sisters. I can't decide which one I like better even though they are very different.

    Choker is completely new to me and the plot sounds very good.

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  11. very nice, especially Weird Sisters.
    Happy reading :)

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  12. I'm so with you on these covers. Choker has been on my (mental) wishlist for awhile, but Weird Sisters looks quite good too! :)

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  13. Okay, I audibly gasped at that first cover. I'm such a geek. Hahaha! I have to admit, Choker is sounding very appealing to me now.

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