Friday, January 22, 2010

Judging A Book By It's Cover: Bones Of Faerie

Here's the cover I'm judging today:

I really like this cover. It's simple, elegant, and mysterious. I love the font for both the author and title font, and the color of the leaf is SO pretty. Even though I'm not sure the leaf has anything to do with the story...but maybe it does. I wouldn't know yet. But, all in all, it doesn't scream "ACTION PACKED!", but it's simplicity is done so well.

Now that we've judged the cover, here's what the book's about:

The war between humanity and Faerie devastated both sides. Or so 15-year-old Liza has been told. Nothing has been seen or heard from Faerie since, and Liza’s world bears the scars of its encounter with magic. Trees move with sinister intention, and the town Liza calls home is surrounded by a forest that threatens to harm all those who wander into it. Then Liza discovers she has the Faerie ability to see—into the past, into the future—and she has no choice but to flee her town. Liza’s quest will take her into Faerie and back again, and what she finds along the way may be the key to healing both worlds. Janni Lee Simner’s first novel for young adults is a dark fairy-tale twist on apocalyptic fiction—as familiar as a nightmare, yet altogether unique.


  1. Eh, it's okay. The cover doesn't really pull me and make me want to read what it's about. If I saw this on a shelf, I would probably skim right over it.

    The book sounds good, though. Too bad my library doesn't have it. :(

  2. Sounds like an interesting read, and I too, like the cover. As a published author of a fantasy trilogy, I welcome you to check out my latest book, The Magic of Fuller, book one, "Keeper of the Stone". It also, has a nice cover.

  3. I don't like the black. I wouldn't pick this up in a bookstore, just looking at the cover. Sounds good though.

  4. hi jessica..

    i think this is my second time here, and this time i realize you did a weekly post of a judge a book by its cover..actually, i'm also doing like this one, and feel happy to find you *hugs*.i only start blogging early this year..i subscribed and will chime at your book judgment next time!

    happy reading!


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