Saturday, February 18, 2012

Shelf Candy Satuday #7: Timeless, by Alexandra Monir

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The purpose of this feature is to display
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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
Delacorte Press
(an imprint of Random House
Children's Books)
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:


  1. Isn't this cover magical? Timeless? I agree, her makeup is perfect for the cover. I love the muted tones.
    I haven't read Timeless yet, but I am curious to see if they talk about that necklace. It looks like it might be a key.
    Thank you for sharing your Shelf Candy post with us! :)
    -FABR Steph@FiveAlarmBookReviews

  2. Hey, Steph!

    Yes, this cover is certainly magical! You're so right about that!

    Interesting that you mentioned the necklace. I hadn't noticed it, to be honest...I was so focused on the tones just flowing all over this cover. Since you mentioned it, I went back and took a closer look at it. The pendant looks like some sort of cross, but there's a circle at the top, so it could be some sort of strange key. Or maybe it's both! I just looked again, and it reminds me of the Egyptian ankh, although, with that type of cross, the circle is more of an oval. Thanks for pointing out the necklace!

    Thanks for the visit and the comment!! : )

  3. Beautiful cover! Thanks for sharing!

    I love the design of your blog! Are those books in the header your favorites?

    Thanks for stopping by my Shelf Candy this week!

  4. Hey, Annie!

    You're welcome for the share! Thanks for complimenting my blog design!!! Music to my ears!!

    As for the books in my header, yes, I love them all! They are indeed in my favorites list, although I really picked them for their cover designs. The cover of "Eclipse" is actually a movie poster, but I wanted to get Edward and Bella in there, which is why I put it up. I haven't read "Starcrossed" yet, by the way. I just thought these covers (and movie poster) would look great on my header, as well as the books being among my faves!

    Thanks for commenting back!! : )

    1. That's cool, about the books on your header. Sometimes when a movie comes out for a book they do make a book cover that's better than the original, which I believe is the case for Eclipse.

      You're welcome for commenting :)

  5. Isn't this a beautiful cover!? I totally bought this book in the store last year just on cover alone! I didn't even read the synopsis. Thankfully, the book looks fantastic too so that's a plus! Thanks for sharing!

    here's mine if you're interested:

  6. Great pick :) It's such a simple but moving cover! It's almost Timeless (if you pardon the pun lol). It sounds like an awesome read to boot which is extra good!

    Thanks for stopping by Project to be Read :)

  7. Hi,Kimberly!

    Oh, I've done that, too! Like you, I'm glad the story in this book looks as good as the cover. You see, I haven't read it yet,

    Thanks for commenting!! I'm going over to check out your Shelf Candy!! : )

  8. Hi,Claire!

    Glad you like my pick! Yes, it IS, indeed, a "timeless" cover! So I do pardon the pun, which is very appropriate. Lol. And, as Kimberly says, the story looks just as good as the cover!

    Thanks for commenting!! : )

  9. It is a beautiful color- it's very frosty : ) ~ Jess

  10. This IS a gorgeous cover and you are right it goes well with te title. I think this cover art will be timeless. It almost looks frosted - I love it too. And you are right, it might not normally be colors that one would like but here it works. Great Self Candy choice!

  11. Hey, Cambria!

    I'm glad you love my pick! Yes, it DOES look kind of "frosted", as you put it, as well as timeless. I think this is a great cover, all around!

    Thank you so much for the lovely comment!! : )


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