Friday, May 28, 2010

Judging A Book By It's Cover: Starlighter

The cover I'm judging today is:

I got to hear the author, Bryan Davis, speak at a homeschooler event in a Cici's Pizza. (Yes, having an author speak at Cici's is a little odd, but we're homeschoolers. We're fantastically unconventional.) It was pretty cool and I ended taking some of his books home.

I actually really like the cover. The girl (and her awesome Hailey Williams hair), the dragon eyes, the darkness of it, the fonts, it all combines together wonderfully. I was definitely drawn in by the cover of Starlighter. My only complaint is the round thing covering the girl's face. Is it an egg? Or just something to keep us from seeing her whole face? If I read the book will it explain the oval thing? But overall I think this is a pretty neat cover.

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

Dragons are enslaving humankind and a black egg signals the end of the world. Jason Masters must journey to another realm and join forces with a slave girl named Koren to rescue the captives and save two worlds from destruction. What if the Legends Are True? Jason Masters doubted the myths: people taken through a portal to another realm and enslaved by dragons. But when his brother is taken, he must uncover the truth and find the portal before it's too late. Once he's through the portal, he meets Koren, a slave in the dragons’ realm, who struggles to destroy a black egg prophesied to doom all mankind. Jason and Koren must work together to save their two worlds before the dragons learn that their secrets have been discovered. In Starlighter, bestselling author Bryan Davis masterfully weaves fantasy and inspiration into a captivating novel for young adults.

Have a great Memorial Day weekend!


  1. Yes, it's an egg. I've read the book and I think the girl on the cover fits Koren perfectly. I really like the cover, but the book was just okay for me.

  2. I think it is an egg.
    I just won this from Goodreads, and it hasn't arrived yet but I'm really excited to read it! (:

  3. It does look like an egg!I have to find this.Sounds good ;p

  4. I heard him speak recently and I LOVED him. I have been simply itching to try this.

  5. I love how he talked about his kids and how they inspire and help him.

  6. That cover is gorgeous! Great find, I will have to check that book out!

  7. Could be a disc or charm. But I agree with you that when we read the book we might understand why its is there and why.

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