Friday, January 29, 2010

Judging A Book By It's Cover: Ruined

Here's the cover I'm judging today:

The cover of Ruined is vague, mysterious, and great for what the book seems to be about. And the ghost looks pretty much how I've always imagined ghosts: graceful, elegant, and beautiful. I loved the frayed edges, the fonts, and the cemetery. And the cover is even better in person.

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

Rebecca couldn't feel more out of place in New Orleans, where she comes to spend the year while her dad is traveling. She's staying in a creepy old house with her aunt. And at the snooty prep school, the filthy-rich girls treat Rebecca like she's invisible. Only gorgeous, unavailable Anton Grey seems to give Rebecca the time of day, but she wonders if he's got a hidden agenda. Then one night, in Lafayette Cemetery, Rebecca makes a friend. Sweet, mysterious Lisette is eager to talk to Rebecca, and to show her the nooks and crannies of the city. There's just one catch: Lisette is a ghost. A ghost with a deep, dark secret, and a serious score to settle. As Rebecca learns more from her ghost friend - and as she slowly learns to trust Anton Grey-she also uncovers startling truths about her own history. Will Rebecca be able to right the wrongs of the past, or has everything been ruined beyond repair?


  1. My immediate thought was that the cover was in New Orleans. I've grown up there, and the cemeteries are absolutely beautiful. I love to read stories with New Orleans as the backdrop.

  2. I absolutely love how the title is the wrought iron of the gate, it's so beautiful!

  3. I love this cover! Jenn just did a guest post all about covers on my blog's amazing how relevant they are, eh? :)

  4. I just love the cover. It is so atmospheric.

  5. I love this cover. It's perfect for the book too :) Enjoy :)


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