Saturday, June 10, 2017

Shelf Candy Saturday No. 215: Another 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!

So I'm doing ANOTHER Beautiful
Cover Giveaway, except that,
this time, you guys can select from

Please tell me WHICH ONE of 
the covers shown here you like
the most, and WHY, 
and you have a chance 
to win a PRINT edition of 
the book you select!!
You can also get EXTRA points, but only if you leave a comment first!

This giveaway starts today,
  June 10, 2017, and
ends at midnight on 
July 11, 2017!!

The novel Ash and Quill releases
on July 11, 2017, so you can
DEFINITELY pick this one!!

My Thoughts About These Covers

Yes, I do think that these are all BEAUTIFUL, STUNNING COVERS!!

But, once again this week, I want YOU, my blog readers, to give me YOUR honest opinion about your favorite one. This week, you have SIX covers to choose from!! So let me know your thoughts!!

One lucky INTERNATIONAL winner will get a PRINT EDITION of one of these books! So be sure to let all of your friends know about this AWESOME opportunity!!


You must be at least 13 years old 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.


 What do you think of this 
week's covers?
Please leave a comment and let
me know your opinion! You will 
get a chance to win one 
of these YA bestsellers!!


  1. I LOVE the cover of Ten Thousand Skies Above you. All the colours are just right! I also like Wink Poppy Midnight, but it's on my shelves already :)

    1. Hi, there!

      Oh, I LOVE this one myself!! I agree -- all the colors are just right!! In fact, I think all three covers of the Firebird trilogy are GORGEOUS!!!

      Thanks for commenting, and GOOD LUCK!! <3 :)

  2. My favorite is Letters to The Lost,is really amazing how the flowers are made from written letters,and how the flowers are ready to fall and to get to the lost,the colors also are quite amazing :)
    And I heard/read fantastic things about this book, looking forward to read :)

    1. Hi, Bube!

      Yeah, this cover is truly AMAZING!! The deign is a VERY creative one! It connects with the title PERFECTLY.

      I like your comment about "how the flowers are ready to fall and to get to the lost". Very well said!! :)

      I, too, have heard that this books is a great read!

      Thanks for the comment!! GOOD LUCK!! <3 :)

    2. Thank you very much Maria :) <3

  3. I will always love Rebel of the Sands! It's so striking!

    1. Hi, Verushka!

      Oh, YEAH!!! I think this one is my favorite of he six. I was SO disappointed when the second novel did not have a cover that matched the beauty of this one.....

      My second choice would be "Ash and Quill".

      Thanks for the comment!! GOOD LUCK!!! <3 :)

  4. Hiii ! Like I said, I'm here ahah. This is going to be longer than my other post but I still hope it will be understandable (even with the typos)

    To be honest, my favourite cover (out of the 6 ones) is the cover of Ten Thousand skies above you. When I first saw the cover of the first book (this one is the second book, right ?), I just love the style (like water painting I guess ?)and the harmony of the colors. But I haven't read it yet, I've checked the synop' and some comments and I don't remember the reason why I got deterred.

    Since I haven't read the first book, having the second book is not a good idea xD So... I'd love to get "Letters to the lost". The cover design is quite original (at least, it's the first time I saw flowers with petals with words). And I think, it fits well with the title (it gives the right impression/atmosphere). Actually, I guess, the cover is quite simple (more than Ten Thousand skies for example) but it feels... nostalgic/melancholic (quite hard to grasp the feeling)

    PS 1 : I don't really like the "Cleo" cover, not my style at all
    PS 2 : One of my favourite covers ever is the covers for the Shatter me series (Mafi Tahereh)

    1. Hi, Sandrine!

      Oh, I LOVE that one, too!! All three covers of the Firebird series are actually AMAZING. And yes, they do look like watercolor paintings.

      Of course, since you haven't read the first novel in this series, I can see why you would choose another of the five covers shown here. But you know what? I would be more than happy to send you the first book, "A Thousand Pieces of You", if you were the winner! No problem at all! :) :) :)

      I agree -- the cover design for "Letters to the Lost" is very original. It goes PERFECTLY with the title! And I also agree about the nostalgic/melancholic feeling. You've hit the nail on the head!! :)

      As for the "Cleo" cover, there is one little detail I don't like: the three lines of text placed underneath the eye, on the right-hand side of the cover. If these lines had not been placed there, I think the design would REALLY stand out!

      I've seen the covers for the Shatter Me series. They are indeed quite striking!

      Thanks for the WONDERFUL comment!! GOOD LUCK!! <3 <3 <3 :) :) :)

    2. Thanks and thanks (but if I'm that lucky, I'll really start to worry xD I'm usually the bad luck type xD)

      Hum, for "Cleo" cover, I'm more bothered with the "Cleo" title in red than the three lines of text. It just stands out too much in my opinion and takes too much space (well, it's the title but... xD)

      Yep, I just hope the fourth book's cover of the Shatter Me series is gonna be related to Summer *-*

    3. Hi, again!

      Well, you never know! And don't think that you're "the bad luck type"! That's negative thinking. (And I do the very same thing, lol. I have to work on that, too!)

      About the "Cleo" cover -- you do have a good point about the title. I don't like that script, or whatever you can call it. You're right that it stands out too much! And it's a bit tacky, too. They made it red because it's supposed to represent the character's mouth, I guess.

      I would now say that BOTH the title and the three lines of text bother me! Lol. It's too bad, too, because the rest of the cover ROCKS!

      Oh, there's a fourth book being published, in the Shatter Me series? Thanks for letting me know! Gotta look into that!!

      Than you SO much for coming back to comment again!! Hope you're having a GREAT day!! <3 <3 <3 :) :) :)

    4. I actually have proofs of that bad luck when it comes to my exams xD It's sometimes so sad it becomes funny xD

      "tacky", exactly ! Red for the mouth seems to be a right guess =p Yeah loool

      YEP, the fourth book will be released next year !! The author just announced it this year (1-3 months ago). I thought I was dreaming but it was real xD In fact, if I'm not wrong, it's going to be another trilogy for this series *-*

      No problem ^^ I'm going to stick around I guess x)

  5. I adore adore adore the cover of Ash and Quill! It's just so gorgeous, the colours are AMAZING!
    Thank you for the giveaway!
    Rafflecopter name: Megan S.

    1. Hi, Megan!

      Yes, that's one of my favorites, too!! It is indeed gorgeous!!

      You're very welcome for the giveaway!! Thanks for the comment, and GOOD LUCK!! <3 :)

  6. This is a really difficult choice. Several of these covers are impressive. If forced to choose, I would say the cover for Rebel of the Sands. The colors work very well together. The design is fairly simple. Combined, the understatement is very impressive.

    Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

    Have a great weekend!

    1. Hi, Brian!

      Oh, I see that you've entered this giveaway!! AWESOME!!

      I think my favorite cover is definitely "Rebel of the Sands". However, I also LOVE "Ten Thousand Skies Above You" and "Ash and Quill". If I were entering this giveaway, though, I would pick one of the other two books, as I already own "Rebel of the Sands". Yes, the design of this cover is pretty simple, as well as bold. And OH, THE BLUE!!!!!

      Thanks for the nice comment!! I'm SO glad you entered the giveaway! And you're very welcome, too!! GOOD LUCK!! <3 :)

  7. I love all of these covers!! I've always admired the covers for Claudia Gray's series, though! But the letter for Letters to the Lost is a good concept! <3

    1. Hi, Zaira!

      Yes, they're all GREAT, aren't they? I do have my faves, though, and "Ten Thousand Skies Above You" is DEFINITELY one of them!!

      I agree that the design of "Letters to the Lost" is a good concept, although this is not one of my favorites.

      Thanks for the comment!! GOOD LUCK!! <3 :)

  8. I love the small elements in Wink Poppy Midnight but my favorite of them all is definitely Rebel of the Sands. I love the color combination, the unique border, and the dark photo within it. I also really love the font style! It's gorgeous! :)

    1. Hi, Stacy!

      This is my favorite, too! I'm a HUGE fan of the color blue, as you can see from this blog! Lol.

      EVERYTHING about this cover is just GORGEOUS!! Glad yo like it!

      Thanks for the comment!! GOOD LUCK!! <3 :)

  9. I adore the cover of Rebel of the Sands. This cover made me instantly snag it from my local library. Unfortunately I wasn't a huge fan of the book...

    I love the cover of Wink Poppy Midnight as well! I've had my eye on that one, but haven't yet picked it up. I love the overall tone of that cover, and the text that flies to the edges of the cover is a lovely touch!

    1. Hi, Erica!

      Aw, gee, it's too bad you didn't like the book.... :( But the cover is definitely GORGEOUS!!

      I also like the cover of "Wink Poppy Midnight", for all the reasons you mention.

      Thanks for he comment! GOOD LUCK!! :)

  10. Ohh, I'm love with Rebel of the Sands <3 Ever since... ever? I think I saw the cover on January and immediately added the book to my wishlist. I know, it may sound strange, but I can /hear/ the book from the cover? Like, I'm instantly transported to the story thanks to it. The colors, the illustration, it's just too beautiful. And everything with stars on the cover is A+, to me, so far, so, yeah.

    1. Hi, Belén!

      Oh, this one is my favorite of all the covers here!! It's the blue. This is my favorite color, as you can see from my blog! Lol.

      How WONDERFUL that this cover instantly transports you to the story!! Yes, this is indeed a BEAUTIFUL cover!! I LOVE it for all the reasons you mention, too!!

      Thanks for the nice comment!! GOOD LUCK!! <2 :)

  11. Hi Maria! How are you doing? I hope you're great!

    All covers have something striking and unique but my favourite is "Wink. Poppy. Midnight" cause I think the beauty is in the small details like the different types of flowers, the sword, the snake, etc. The combination of these small colourful elements on a black background give the cover a mysterious touch and the letters, being white, stand out over the rest.

    Thanks again for another beautiful and amazing giveaway, mainly because it is international :)

    Take care, XOXO

    1. Hi, Mailén!

      It's so GREAT to hear from you!! I'm doing just fine!! Hope you are, too!!

      Oh, I LOVE this cover, too! My absolute favorite is "Rebel of the Sands", but it's SO hard to choose, really!!

      The reason I picked "Wink, Poppy, Midnight" is because it IS so BEAUTIFUL. I LOVE all the details you mention, too! And the dark background....of course!! As you can see from this blog, I LOVE dark backgrounds and white text!

      You're very welcome for the giveaway!! And I usually host international giveaways, because I want ALL of my readers to be included!! <3 <3

      Thanks so much for the lovely comment!! GOOD LUCK!!! HUGS!!!! XOXOXOXOXOX!!!!!

  12. These are all such BEAUTIFUL covers!! It's so hard to pick just one, but we can narrow it down to Rebel of the Sands, Ten Thousand Skies Above You, Ash and Quill, and Letters to the Lost... see, we've narrowed it down to four out of six -- aren't you proud of us? Lol. But if we HAVE to pick one -- Letters to the Lost. It's the writing on the flowers that gets us. It just speaks to us! Thank you so much for this amazing, generous giveaway and for sharing these gorgeous covers, Maria! Wonderful post! *BIG SMOOSHY HUGS* <3 <3 <3

    1. Hi, Michele and Mckenzie!!

      I'm so glad you love all of these covers!! Yes, it IS hard to pick just one, isn't it? And you've narrowed it down to "only" four? Lol.

      Well, I see that you've decided on one of these. The last cover, "Letters to the Lost", is a very unique, cleverly-designed cover. While not my favorite, I can appreciate the sheer GENIUS of the idea, as it matches PERFECTLY with the title of this novel! I'm glad it really speaks to you guys!!

      You're very much welcome for this giveaway! As you both know, I'm a HUGE fan of GORGEOUS covers!! <3 <3

      SUPER SMOOOSHY TACKLE HUGS!!!! <3 <3 <3 :) :) :)

  13. Hi again, María! How are you? =D

    First of all, can I just thank you for hosting these lovely giveaways? Bookworms sometimes buy books based on the covers they have, and reading posts that feature how beautiful certain covers are is amazing! What's more, if we have the chance to win that book, then yaaaaaaaaaaaay! F-a-n-t-a-s-t-i-c ^^
    Now, let's talk about these covers. I would have gone for Wink.Poppy.Midnight, but I already have it. I LOVE the art it has. Like I said before, I fall for covers with flowers, leaves and other nature-related things - I love the owl and the snake! And even though it has many beautiful items on the design, I think it's the black background that makes the whole picture look kind of creepy and dark - I've read the story itself is weird, twisted and kind of dark.
    But for this giveaway, I'd DIE for a copy of "Rebel of the sands" ♥ I think the story is very interesting, but the cover... For me, it would be a total cover buy! I love the colors and the font used, and the desert on the background is just magical. It fits perfectly with the story :)

    ¡Gracias por un nuevo sorteo, María! Un abrazo grande, y espero que estés muy bien ^^

    1. ¡Hola, Antonela!

      Sorry for the late comment back..... :(

      You're very welcome for the giveaways!! I just thought I'd do something a little different regarding giveaways from time to time. And I think the idea of letting people choose their favorite book cover is a GREAT one, right? :)

      Yea, I'm one of those bookworms that chooses a book based on the cover! Lol. If a book has an ugly cover, I'm just not interested in it, unless, of course, the plot is SO AMAZING that I just NEED to get the book! But I have sometimes bought a more expensive edition of a book I want to read, just because the cover is GORGEOUS, EVEN if a cheaper edition, but with an UGLY cover, was available. LOL. So yeah, beautiful covers mean A LOT to me!!

      Oh, I ADORE covers that feature flowers, trees, and other nature-related motifs, too!! And yes, I LOVE the cover of "Wink Poppy Midnight, too!! And you're right -- the dark background makes it look a little creepy. Thanks for letting me know that the story is kind of dark and weird! I think I'll stay away from it now, lol.

      You know, I think the cover of "Rebel of the Sands" is my favorite one! And the story is very interesting, from what I read in the plot synopsis. And yes, that cover is magical, and is PERFECT for the story!! I'm SO glad you love this cover just as much as I do!!

      ¡De nada, Antonela! ¡Un gran abrazo para tí, también! Me imagino que hay frío por allá, ¿verdad? ¡Ojalá pudiera ir a visitarte! <3 <3 <3 :) :) :)

  14. Love a Poppy at Midnight it's such an intriguing cover and quite gorgeous! Another giveaway, so cool!

    1. Hi, Dani!

      Yeah, that's a really GORGEOUS cover!

      You're very welcome for the giveaway! :)

  15. These are all stunning, to be honest! But my favourite is Ten Thousand Skies because of the swirl of bright colours - it just looks so artistic and simple but gorgeous. Really striking and beauuuutiful <3

    Thanks for the giveaway!! <3 <3 HUGS!! :) :)

    Amy @ A Magical World Of Words

    1. Hi, Amy!

      OMG....I had not seen this comment.... :(

      Yes, indeed, ALL of these covers are stunning!! I think I would have a VERY hard time choosing, myself....Lol.

      I LOVE your pick!! Yes, the cover of "Ten Thousand Skies" is truly AWESOME!! Maybe I would pick that one. I already own "Rebel of the Sands", which would have been my first pick!

      You're very welcome for the giveaway!! HUGS BACK!! <3 <3 <3 :) :) :)

  16. I love the cover of Ten Thousand Skies Above You. It's so lovely and unique. :)

    1. Hi, Febie!

      Yes, that's one of my favorites, too! Thanks for commenting!! :)

  17. My most favorite cover is it started with goodbye

    1. Hi, Adik,

      That cover is not included here, so your comment is not valid. You have to follow the rules of this giveaway. Sorry!

  18. My favorite cover is Ten Thousand Skies Above You, hence why I have the whole trilogy on my bookshelf :) - love the colors, it just looks like a beautiful watercolor painting. I'm also in love with the Letters to the Lost cover - it's simple, but effective and flowers made from written letters are just perfect. :)

    Thank you for a generous giveaway! :)

    1. Hi, Sandra!

      Yes, "Then Thousand Skies Above You" is also one of my favorite covers! And it does indeed look like a watercolor painting.

      I like the cover of "Letters to the Lost", although it's not my favorite one.

      You're very welcome for the giveaway! Thanks for the nice comment!! <3 :)

  19. Letters to the Lost. I love simple, yet beautiful covers!
    Thanks for the chance!

    *KateS on rafflecopter*

    1. Hi, Kate!

      Yes, this is indeed a great cover!

      You're very welcome for the giveaway! Thanks for the comment!! :)


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