Saturday, March 1, 2014

Shelf Candy Saturday #105: Of Sea and Stone, by Kate Avery Ellison

Welcome to Shelf Candy Saturday!!

This is myweekly feature
showcasing beautiful book covers,
and provides information,
if available, on their very talented creators!

For more information
about Shelf Candy Saturday,
just click HERE.

Here's my choice for this week!!

Of Sea and Stone
(Secrets of Atlantis, #1)
Trade Paperback, 258 pages
February 18, 2014
Dystopian Fiction, Fantasy, 
Young Adult Fiction

Why do I love this cover?

So here we have another beautiful blue cover!  This one perfectly evokes the sound and smell of the sea, as the wind whips the young woman's dress up in a swirl that transforms the billowing folds into an exotic seashell.....or is it rolling sea waves?

The sky is the same color as this gorgeous dress, with the same light and dark tones.  The dress even seems to be trying to flow up into the sky.

The young woman is obviously distressed, as the wind whirls around her.  The turbulence of nature echoes the turbulence of her emotions.

I love the design used for the title!  The font is a standard one, but it looks very artistic because of the different letter sizes.  Enhancing the title's visual appeal are the bar it's been enclosed in, as well as the light, lacy scrolls on the top and bottom of the bar.

Unfortunately, I have no way of knowing who created this beautiful cover.... I did check the Amazon reader, but the very talented artist is not identified on the copyright page.  I would love to find out who created this gorgeous cover image!

What do you think 
of my choice this week?
Leave me a comment
and let me know!


  1. Replies
    1. Hi, Missie!

      Yes, it's gorgeous, isn't it? And it's BLUE!! Lol.

      Thanks for dropping by and commenting!! : )

  2. Great cover Maria.

    I love the mood that that is created by the sky and color. It looks to be a bright but cloudy and windy night. Perhaps it is shortly after dusk or shortly before dawn,

    1. Hey, Brian!

      Oh, this cover captivated me right away! And it wasn't just because of the color, but also because of the mood, wihich you so rightly mentioned. And I agree -- it's probably after sunset, or just before dawn. Either way, the mood is indeed wonderful!

      Glad you like this cover, too! Thanks for dropping by and commenting!! :)


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