Sunday, November 11, 2018

Shelf Candy Saturday No. 267: The Chaos of Stars, by Kiersten White

Welcome to Shelf Candy Saturday!

***Late Edition***
This is my weekly feature
showcasing beautiful covers!
It also provides information, 
if available, on their 
very talented creators!

Here's my choice for this week!

The Chaos of Stars
 Kiersten White
Hardcover, 277 pages
September 10, 2013
Mythology, Paranormal Fiction,
Romance, Urban Fantasy
Young Adult Fiction

My Thoughts About This Cover

My first reaction, upon coming across this cover, was that it looked as if thousands of lapis lazuli stones had been strewn all over it! Some are lighter, some are darker, but they are all a lovely shade of blue, my favorite color. This has created a very beautiful, grainy background that perfectly sets off the cover's design.

The contrast between the background and the design superimposed on it is amazingly GORGEOUS! The gold tone of the design really stands out. I love all the detailed artwork depicting typical Egyptian flora and fauna. It's so delicately done! 

The font used for the title and author's name contributes to the delicate, detailed look of this cover. Although a classic one, it has been altered in very interesting ways. First of all, the letters have been made taller and thinner. Next, some of them have "grown" these graceful little loops that hook some of the letters together. Last, the ending strokes of the "A" and the "R" of the word "STARS" have been extended to blend into the flowers and branches located at the lower right-hand corner. The same thing has been done with the word "The" and the word "CHAOS". In additon to this, the word "CHAOS" also links up with the word "of". What a lovely touch! 

In short, this is a STUNNING cover with a rich, jeweled look -- totally fitting for a book about Egyptian mythology! 

In this particular case, I have been unable to locate any information about the highly talented cover artist who created this luscious cover..... The Amazon reading preview has been no help at all, and a Google search has also failed to yield any information. I guess I'll just have to wait until I actually own this book to see who the cover artist is.....


What do you think of 
this week's cover?
Please leave a comment
and let me know!


  1. The first thing that I noticed about the cover was the font. It is so well done. I love the way that the letters have “grown”. The chaotic aspects of the cover fit perfectly with the title.

    I wish that information on cover art and cover design was easier to find.

    1. Hi, Brian!

      Yes, that font is absolutely LOVELY!! I, too, LOVE all the little alterations in it. And the rest of the cover, which, as you say, is chaotic, fits SO well with the title, and the font!! This is just a totally MAGICAL cover!!

      I can usually find information about the cover artist in the Amazon reading preview. Not this time, though! Failing that, I will then go to Google, and have often been successful in my search. But again, not this time.... I wonder why. Publishers really should be much more forthcoming with information about cover artists. After all, they can make a book VERY attractive to the potential book buyer! Oh, well..... :(

      Thanks for the nice comment!! <3 :)

  2. Very pretty! I have to say, I wouldn’t have recognised it as remotely Egyptian if not for those delicate lotus jewellery things.

    1. Hi, sue!

      Oh, DEFINITELY!! And yes, those lotus flower designs identify the content of the novel as having something to do with Egypt.

      The combination of the lapis lazuli background (my fanciful explanation for it), the lovely, altered font, and all the delicately detailed designs make this an utterly enchanting cover!

      Thanks for commenting!! <3 :)

  3. It is gorgeous! I particularly like the fact that the designer has paid as much attention to the fonts as the artwork, which is always classy. Thank you for sharing this one, Maria:))x

    1. Hi, Sarah!

      Indeed it is!!! <3 <3

      I totally agree with you -- it's just AWESOME that the artist has paid as much attention to the font as tothe artwork. This is a STUNNING, UTTERLY GORGEOUS cover!!!

      You're very welcome for the sharing! Thanks for the comment!! CHEERS!!! <3 <3 <3 :) :) :)


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