Saturday, January 7, 2017

Shelf Candy Saturday No. 199: Everything, Everything Beautiful Cover Giveaway!!

Welcome to Shelf Candy Saturday!

This is my weekly feature
showcasing beautiful covers!
It also provides information, 
if available, on their 
very talented creators!
This week, to celebrate the New Year,
I'm doing something different!
Please tell me why you like or don't like this cover, and you have a chance 
to win the paperback edition of this book!!
You can also get EXTRA points, but only if you leave a comment first!

Everything, Everything
Nicola Yoon
Trade Paperback, 310 pages  
Corgi Children's Books
September 3,2015
Contemporary Romance
Young Adult Fiction

My Thoughts About This Cover

Yes, I do think that this cover is beautiful, and very striking, as well!

But this week, I want YOU, my blog readers, to give me YOUR honest opinion about this cover. Do you agree with me that it's beautiful, or do you have a "MEH" opinion of it? Let me know your thoughts!

One lucky INTERNATIONAL winner will get a copy of this book! It doesn't matter whether or not you love this cover. Just give me your honest opinion!  Everyone, no matter what their opinion, will get a chance to win this book!! So, if you HATE the cover, but LOVE the plot, you can still win!!


You must be at least 13 to enter this contest, or have a parent's or guardian's permission to do so. Please make sure that The Book Depository delivers to your country. You can do that by clicking HERE
The winner will be notified by email, and will have 48 hours to reply. After that, another winner will be chosen.

Good luck to EVERYONE, EVERYONE!!!  

 What do you think of this week's cover?
Do you agree or disagree with 
my opinion?
Please leave a comment and let
me know why or why not! You will 
get a chance to win this book!!


  1. My honest opinion about this cover:
    I like that it's like a sort of a twist between something beautiful and something horrific. The way those flowers and colours and bits and pieces hang around and clutter the words makes it look garish and almost sick. The white is pure and at first I think it's pretty, but the way those colours and bits and pieces strangle the words further down make them look like something from a horror movie. They remind me of killer flowers, or insects, infesting and eating flesh.

    Well, that's my very strange but honest opinion! Lol.

    1. Hi, Amy!

      WOW!! That's a FASCINATING analysis of this cover!! You know, I had not seen any of this before! You're making me see this cover in a whole new way! I had only looked at the colors, flowers and butterflies, and thought, "Oh, such a NICE 'nature vibe' to this cover! And it has a very whimsical feel to it, too". Now, though, I can see exactly what you mean.

      It doesn't look like the plot has any horror elements, but I can certainly get 'the horror vibe' now!

      Thanks for entering the giveaway, and leaving such an insightful, well-analyzed comment!! You ROCK. <3 <3 :) :)

  2. Hi Maria.

    I really like this cover.

    I combination of colors and images in the middle is so interesting and eye catching. It is mostly exotic looking plants. But there is an airplane and a paper airplane Included. I find exotic looking plants to be very interesting. The inclusions of the airplanes is intriguing and mysterious. I assume that they relate to the plot of the book.

    I also like how the image makes it appear that part of the title has been overgrown.

    Have a great weekend!

    1. Hey, Brian!

      Glad you like this cover!

      The colors and images are indeed interesting. The composition is a simple one, but it's the contrasts that make it so
      interesting. The top version of the title is a solid color, while the bottom version is white, but is surrounded by all these plants, flowers, and even a couple of butterflies.

      The bottom version of the title does look like it's being overgrown by all the plants, as you say.

      Thanks for the GREAT comment!! Hope you're having a good weekend, as well!! :) :) :)

  3. I like this cover but don't love it- mixed feelings I guess. I love the overall look and the white background, the light blue lettering on the top and I do like the vegetation on the bottom but it might be a little *too* busy? But then again it does kinda work so on balance... I like it. :)

    1. Hi, Greg!

      Yeah, that's kinda how I felt when I first saw this cover. However, it grew on me, the more I looked at it. But I understand how you feel about it. You like it, but don't it's an outstanding cover, right? I know what you mean!

      Thanks for the very niece comment!! Thanks as well for entering the giveaway! Hope you're having a great weekend!! :)

  4. Hi, María! How've you been? :)
    I do like this cover :) I mean, it's not stunning, it's not mind-blowing, but I really like it. I think the beautiful and colorful artwork behind the second EVERYTHING makes the whole cover attractive, and makes me wonder if the design has to do with the way the story happens ^^
    Thank you for the chance to get this book! I've been meaning to read something from Nicola Yoon, as people really loved this book and The Sun Is Also a Star ♥ ¡Un abrazo grande!

    1. Hi, Antonela!

      I've been fine! How about you? How were your Christmas and New Year? My husband and I went down to Key West!! We had a GREAT time!!

      You know, when I first saw this cover, I thought it wasn't all that exciting, but now, the more and more I look look at it, the more I like it!I love the artwork around the second version of the word "Everything", too!

      You're very welcome for the chance to get this book!! I want to get it myself! And I want to get "The Sun Is Also a Star", as well!!

      Thanks for the lovely comment, and for entering the giveaway!! ¡¡Un abrazo grande para tí, tambien!! ♥♥

  5. Hello Maria.

    In my honest opinion, I'd really love the book cover. It's so simple with the white background, and the font matches perfectly with it. Plus the colorful drawing on the bottom of the cover is so eye-catching to me. Yet, the plain on top cover somehow gives me this strange vibe. I dont know. it's like there's something horrified happening in the book, not in a good way though. That's my main reason I want to read this book so bad and my honest opinion about the book cover.

    1. Hi, Adik!

      Your opinion is similar to Amy's, in one of the comments above. Interesting, how this cover can give people the feeling of something horrifying going on in this novel! I didn't see this myself at first, but, when Amy mentioned it, I definitely could. And now you're getting the very same feeling.

      You know, I'm more curious about this book than ever! I really, really need to read it! I want to know if something horrifying DOES indeed happen in it. Not that I enjoy reading the horror genre. However, the fact that two people have had the same feelings about this cover makes me VERY curious. I think you and Amy might not be the only ones feeling this way, either.

      Thanks for entering the giveaway, and leaving such a great comment!! :)

  6. I ADORE this cover - it's got to be one of my favourites! I love the details and the colour and just everything <3
    Rafflecopter name: Megan S.

    1. Hi, Megan!

      I'm so glad you agree that this is a GREAT cover!! Yes, everything (lol) you've mentioned is what's so AWESOME about it!

      Thanks for entering the giveaway!! :)

  7. I love the cover as much as I love the book. Simple but unique. ❤

    1. Hi, Febie! Yes, this is definitely a very unique book! Thanks for entering the giveaway!! :)

  8. I like the cover - it has that wild untouched-garden sort of look about it :)

    1. Hi, Mystrez!

      Oh, very well put! Yes, it certainly does have that wild look, doesn't it? That's why I love it, too!!

      Thanks for entering the giveaway!! :)

  9. Honestly I've never given this cover much thought. So it's been in the men column for me. But thanks to this post I actually looked closely at it and I've changed my mind. When you look closely there is so much going on, but it all meshes beautifully. There are all kinds of little gems I never noticed before, like the planes both paper ones and the net, the little butterflies and bugs. It kind of makes me think of those I spy books.

    1. Hi, Tanya!

      It was just like that for me, at first. Then, like you, I took a closer look, and was totally enchanted by all the cute details! Yes, there IS a lot going on!

      I just checked out these "I Spy" books you've mentioned. Never heard of them before, either. When I saw the cover images, I could see the resemblance between them and the cover of "Everything, Everything". Good point!

      Thanks for entering the giveaway and leaving such an interesting comment!! :)

  10. I feel like I should like the cover. It has everything..well, a lot of things, which I think is the point. Perhaps its the expanse of white background that is not appealing? At any rate, it doesn't really resonate with me.

    1. Hi, there!

      You know, when I first saw this cover, I didn't think it was anything all that great. But then, as time went on, and I kept seeing it on different blogs, I began to like it. And now I love it! Lol.

      I can see your point about all the white, though.

      Thanks for entering the giveaway!! :)

  11. Hmm, it is not the best cover I've ever seen and it doesn't look amazing but I like it, I think it looks good. I like that it is simple and the colors. Thanks for the giveaway!(Valentina B. - on the raffle)

    1. Hi, Valentina!

      I agree -- there are other covers out there that just grab you right away. It didn't strike me as all that beautiful right away, but then it just grew on me, lol.

      I like how deceptively simple it looks, and yes, I like the colors, too. Plus all those cute little details!

      You're very welcome for the giveaway! Thanks to you for entering, and for leaving a comment!! :0

  12. I love the colors! It makes it very pretty!


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