Welcome to Shelf Candy Saturday!!
This weekly feature
showcases beautiful book covers,
and provides information,
if available, on their very talented creators!
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Here's my choice for this week!
(Caster Chronicles #4)
Trade Paperback, 451 pages
Why do I love this cover?
The idea of using the image of a spiral staircase is not new; I showcased the cover of Cruel Beauty, which also features a spiral staircase, in a previous Shelf Candy Saturday. The difference on that cover, though, is that it nicely incorporates the image of a red rose into the image of the spiral staircase.
On this cover, the staircase is the sole star. It twists around and around, culminating in a brightly shining spot at the bottom.
There's something about these staircases that has universal appeal, especially when viewed from this angle. I think it's the whole idea of infinity. There really is no end to them, in spite of the fact that there seems to be.
This image also reminds me of the spirals in the inside of a Nautilus shell. I love these shells; I consider them especially beautiful!
Photo courtesy Wikipedia Commons.
What makes this cover even more beautiful is the color of the image. That green is so magical! It reminds me of leprechauns, and the whole idea of other, enchanted realms....
Also contributing to this cover's magical feel is the gorgeous, very unique font, with its swirls and flourishes. This is actually a very ordinary-looking font that has been altered, thus being transformed into something absolutely enchanting!
The cover photograph is by Michael Trevillion, of Trevillion Images. The cover design is by David Caplan, who specializes in graphic as well as book design. So this beautiful, altered font is his brainchild!
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my choice this week?
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