Saturday, February 11, 2012

Judging A Book By Its Cover: Ashes

The cover we're judging this time is...

This cover CREEPS ME THE EFF OUT. I didn't realize it until just now when I blew it up to judge it, but GAH HOLY CRAP. For that, I've gotta give this cover designer props. They obviously had a certain direction in mind for this cover, and I feel like it was executed really well. I love the fonts, the colors, the FRICKING CREEPY's just cool (if you can look at it for too long, which I cannot).  My only complaint would be the blurb at the top because it's way too long. Other than that, this cover's unique and totally different than the rest of the Covers With Faces that are being produced right now.

Now that we've judged the cover, let's see what the book is about...
It could happen tomorrow . . .  
An electromagnetic pulse flashes across the sky, destroying every electronic device, wiping out every computerized system, and killing billions.  
Alex hiked into the woods to say good-bye to her dead parents and her personal demons. Now desperate to find out what happened after the pulse crushes her to the ground, Alex meets up with Tom—a young soldier—and Ellie, a girl whose grandfather was killed by the EMP.  
For this improvised family and the others who are spared, it’s now a question of who can be trusted and who is no longer human.  
Author Ilsa J. Bick crafts a terrifying and thrilling novel about a world that could be ours at any moment, where those left standing must learn what it means not just to survive, but to live amidst the devastation.


  1. Eeeee this cover is so scary! It looks like it suits the book, though.

  2. Definitely creepy. But oddly fascinating as well.

  3. I agree with you here, the cover is the only reason I keep putting this off, and I LOVE scary-looking books!!


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