Saturday, May 3, 2014

Shelf Candy Saturday #111: Giveaway Winner!! "The Winner's Curse", by Marie Rutkoski

Welcome to Shelf Candy Saturday!!

This is my weekly feature
showcasing beautiful book covers!
It als0 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!!

The Winner's Curse
(The Winner's Trilogy, #1)
Hardcover, 368 pages
Farrar, Strauss, and Giroux
(Tom Doherty Associates, LLC)
March 4, 2014
Dystopian Fiction, Fantasy,
Historical Fiction, Romance,
Science Fiction, Young Adult Fiction

This is the book won by giveaway participant Stephanie T.!!!
She has already claimed her prize!

Why do I love this cover?

This is one of the covers featured in my Shelf Candy Saturday Giveaway, which ran from March 29th to April 29th.  This cover was the overwhelming favorite of the giveaway participants, and  I love it, too, so I decided to feature it this week!  I can see why it was such an overwhelming favorite -- that gorgeous dress, swirling all over the cover surface, the equally gorgeous, skinny, and very elegant white font, which has a definite Art Deco influence, all contribute to this cover's immediate visual appeal! Last but not at all least, the use of the letter "R" to frame the model's face, and then, to have her actually 'hold on' to the letter itself....sheer genius!

There's another masterful detail -- the letter opener held by the model's left hand emphasizes the downward slope of the second "N" in the title.  This just goes to show what a great eye the designer has!

Needless to say, the color of that dress, which is an incredible shade of rose peach, with touches of brown, and is patterned with flower designs, contributes to the image's richly textured feel.

Although I do have the name of this hugely talented designer -- Elizabeth H. Clark, I couldn't find anything about her on Google.  I'm not sure who the photographer is, either.  Unfortunate as this is, I don't think it takes away from the enjoyment of this cover!


What do you think of my choice?
Please leave a comment and 
let me know!


  1. Once again I must say that a picture of such an elegant lady is a picture that appeals to me.

    I agree with everything that you said. I would add that the contrast between the red and the lighter colors.

    By the way, thanks for writing. I will respond soon!

    Have a great weekend!

    1. Hey, Brian!

      Yes, this cover just exemplifies elegance!! The model is elegant, of course, but that dress -- that dress is just SO exquisite!! The whole design of this cover is nothing less than a work of art, and I would love to have this image as a framed poster! You're right about the contrast -- it's just PERFECT.

      You're welcome for the email! I look forward to your response! Also, thanks for coming by and commenting!! : )


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