Shelf Candy Saturday!!
This weekly meme/blog hop, hosted here,
features beautiful book covers!
It was originally hosted by
Five Alarm Book Reviews,
a blog I really miss...
If you'd like to participate, just grab my button (or create your own), write your own post, and link up in the Linky widget at the bottom of this post. Just be sure to click on "Read more" so that the entire post will open up.
As a bonus, you can include information on the artist, designer, and/or photographer in your post, but it's not required. You can simply feature a cover and explain why you love it!
Here's my choice for this week!
(Nightshade Prequel #1)
Hardcover, 430 pages
(An imprint of Penguin Books (USA) Inc.)
August 7, 2012
Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy,
Feminist Fiction, Young Adult Fiction
Why do I love this cover?
The first things that caught my eye were the fierceness and determination of this beautiful female warrior. Next I noticed that strange, curved blade she's holding in her right hand. It's obviously razor-sharp!
This indomitable warrior totally dominates the cover, with her intense, penetrating stare at the viewer, and that weapon raised, ready for action. She's definitely not to be messed with!
In short, this is truly inspired book cover design!
The hypnotic cover photograph is by
the very talented
who specializes in fantasy photography,
while the cover design is by
who designs covers for
the Penguin Young Readers Group,
a division of Penguin Group (USA) Inc.
Artist Bio from her website
Michelle Monique is a self-taught photographer who spent many hours as a child practicing with her favorite model: her cat Kissy. Ten years later, she is now working with companies like the Penguin Group, Random House, F64, and Advanced Photoshop among many others.
You can see more of Evangelista's
amazing covers by clicking
on her name above.
She has designed all the covers
for the acclaimed Nightshade series,
by Andrea Cremer!
Unfortunately, I was unable to find
either a picture of the designer,
or any additional biographical information.
What do you think of my choice?
What beautiful cover(s)
are you featuring this week?