Thursday, July 15, 2010
Posted by Beth Revis at 12:52 PM
This fashionable badge represents our group (club/gang/posse/secret society/peeps). Here is a list of the Bookanistas: Christina Fonseca, Jamie Harrington, Michelle Hodkin, Kirsten Hubbard, Shelli Johannes-Wells, Myra McEntire, Shannon Messenger, Bethany Wiggins and Suzette Saxton, Beth Revis, Lisa and Laura Roecker, Sarah Frances Hardy and Katie Anderson, Scott Tracey, and Carolina Miller
Today on the Bookanistas, I'm spreading some cover love. Julia Karr is my fellow writer at The League of Extraordinary Writers, and will debut this beauty next year in January. Her book takes place in a near-future world where "sixteen years old" may as well be your "sex-teenth" birthday. But the book's not just about love and sex--there's murder, secrets, and an ex-government agent, too!
When I first heard about the title for XVI (on her agent's blog), after thinking "Whoa! Cool premise!" I wondered how they'd do the cover. After all, the title's just three letters long--how can you make that stand out?
Well, the people at Puffin/Speak sure know their business. I love how the title literally IS the cover, and how the girl's face is broken up not only by the lines around the title, but also by her dark hair. Even though her face is a little blurry (making the title pop more), her eyes draw me right in.
So, what do you think? Cool cover, right?
Other Bookanista Features Today:
- Elana Johnson is spreading some cover love with BAD TASTE IN BOYS
- Christine Fonseca is dishing about TELL ME A SECRET
- Scott Tracey is gushing over PARANORMALCY
- Beth Revis is spreading some cover love with XVI
- Carolina Valdez Miller is raving about FIRELIGHT
- Myra McEntire is loving SIREN
- Shannon Messenger is digging THE DUFF
- Michelle Hodkin is embracing the awesome of THE REPLACEMENT
- Shelli Johannes Wells is adding to the buzz about MATCHED
- The Plot This Belles are adoring THE HEALING SPELL
- Lisa and Laura Roecker are grilling author Lee Bantle
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