Saturday, November 24, 2012

Shelf Candy Saturday #45: Rift, by Andrea Cremer

Welcome to
Shelf Candy Saturday!!

This weekly meme/blog hop, hosted here,
features beautiful book covers!
It was originally hosted by
Stephanie @
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
Philomel Books
(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!
The intensity of this deceptively simple design pulled this reader right in!  Adding to the effect is the gorgeous green background, which subtly goes from a dark shade at the top of the cover, to a much lighter one toward the bottom.  The simple, yet powerful, classical font used for the title also contributes to the overall effect. 
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.


Michelle Monique
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?


  1. Another great looking cover.

    I wonder if that strange looking weapon is part of the plot. I wonder if there is a name for it.

  2. Hey, Brian!

    I'm sure the answer to both questions is "Yes!" I can't wait to read this one!! But then, I have so many other books I have to read...

    Thanks for commenting!! : )

  3. Great cover, the model looks ready for action....and that weapon is bad a$$!

  4. Hi, Jen!

    I'm so glad you love this cover as much as I do!! Yes, that weapon IS bad a$$!! Lol. I totally agree!!

    Thanks for participating in this meme, and commenting!! : )


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