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The purpose of this feature is to display
a beautiful book cover,
with information, if available,
about the cover illustrator,
photographer, and/or designer.
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This week, I'm showing
some cover love to:
Hardcover, 304 pages
(an imprint of Random House
January 11, 2011
Genre: YA Time Travel Romance,
The really striking thing about this cover, I think, is that the artist has used a color scheme I would normally not like, and made it absolutely, breathtakingly beautiful! The main color is actually gray, although it's infused with a hint of green, especially on the girl's blouse and face.
Her makeup is exquisitely done. Her eye shadow is also tinged with that gray-green, giving her expressive eyes a gorgeous, smoky look. Her lipstick stands out all the more because of the predominantly subdued color tones.
This cover goes so well with the title! There's certainly a timeless feel about it, with the misty atmosphere pervading it. I'm not sure if that's a cloud or some haze behind the girl, but it definitely gives the viewer that "beyond this world" feeling...
The girl herself is very beautiful. I'd love to have that nose! She's looking inquisitively out at the viewer, as if about to ask why she's being stared at. Her mouth is open in wonder. Perhaps she's hesitant to explain the unusual circumstances she's found herself in. On the other hand, she might be wondering whether she'll be able to bridge the time gap between her world and that of her beloved.
I think this is truly an inspired cover by a great artistic talent!
The artist behind this marvelous cover:
The jacket designer is the Art Director
at Random House: