Saturday, September 26, 2009

Judging A Book By It's Cover: Tricks

So, I've heard of Ellen Hopkins. I think just about every young adult reader has. I have a few of her books on my wishlist, too. I've read the synopsis of her newest book, Tricks. But, it wasn't until today when I walked into Borders and looked at the back of the book- that didn't have the synopsis, but an excerpt- that I felt the incredible need to read Tricks. Let's see if I can find the beautiful excerpt to share with you guys....Nope, I can't. Sorry! But, if you see the book pick it up and read the back; it is raw and beautiful. Anyways, the cover also caught my eye:

This cover is so simplistic. So intruiging. So...awesome? I'm out of words. All I know is that I love the font, the colors, the backround (which appears to be a sheet), and the smoke effect. I'm not really sure how it will tie in with the book, but right now I just all around love it. It also fits with the themes of her other covers, which I think is very cool.

But, you know, that's just one person's opinion. What do you think?


  1. I do love the cover. Very intriguing and draws my eye! Makes me think of dastardly deception, perhaps tricks being pulled by Satan? I have not idea what the books about but I get a dark, ominous feeling about whatever "tricks" are going on.

  2. I don't know. I think I'd probably pass it over. BUT that's just judging the cover. I bet it's awesome inside.

  3. Wow, I don't know the synopsis but I'd definitely pick that up if I saw it. It looks really mysterious and spooky-ish.

  4. I havent read any of her books, but now that basically everyone is talking about them.. I may just have to go pick them up! This cover is so cool! I love the red!



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