Shelf Candy Saturday!!
This weekly meme/blog hop, hosted here,
features beautiful book covers!
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. (You have 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, but it's not required. You can simply feature a cover and explain why you love it!
Here's my choice for this week!
(The Tiger Saga, #4)
Hardcover, 464 pages
September 4, 2012
Fantasy, Young Adult Fiction
Why do I love this cover?
Although this image does look rather terrifying, it's also a very dynamic, powerful one. The myth of the Phoenix, rising from its ashes, comes to mind here.
I love the swirling colors flowing all over the cover -- they lead the eye from one part of it to another. The patterns at the top corners are intricate and beautiful, and they appear in a different form within the main picture, as well. The interesting thing is that they are reversed, from positive to negative.
The stylized font goes perfectly with the cover image, and it has some of the powerful grace of the letters of the Sanskrit alphabet. This is very appropriate, because all the novels in this series take place mostly in India, and Sanskrit is the language of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism, which are the major ancient Indian religions.
The brilliant artist who created
this stunning cover is
I have featured this artist before,
but I just couldn't help doing so again,
because he's created so many
He's definitely one of my favorite
For more information about this artist:
What do you think of my choice?
What beautiful cover(s)
are you featuring this week?