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Here’s something fun I never thought I’d be able to ask about YA cover art: What’s black and white and red all over? (And looks like a Rorschach test?) I’ve had my eyes on this particular cover ever since Thea from The Book Smugglers posted it as on her radar. It’d be easy for me … Continue reading »


There are times when I’ve been to a gallery or art museum and I’ll stare at a piece of artwork that clears my head of all assumption. I’m just standing there, slack-jawed, leaning ever-so-slightly in to the point where I stumble just a little. I’m not just looking. I’m gawking. Whether it’s an overwhelming feeling … Continue reading »


So, let’s briefly discuss my tiny fascination with ZOMBIES. Yes, you read that right. I’m an eclectic girl with eclectic tastes, and zombies happen to be one of my interests, especially after watching Shawn of the Dead and the first season of The Walking Dead. Speaking of which, WHEN IS SEASON 2 PREMIERING? I just spent … Continue reading »


If the cover for Michael Northrop’s Gentlemen didn’t grab you at first, perhaps this one will: One of the most common reasons why I do a double-take when it comes to covers is a combination of surprise by an arresting title and surprise by an emotional reaction to a vivid scene. So was the case … Continue reading »


I know this feature is called Cover Love, but I think you’ll quickly see that this post is far beyond cover love, folks. It’s coverlust in the most purest of forms. It’s so lusty* that I might even have to come up with a different feature name. Something along the lines of Spaztastic Cover Pics … Continue reading »


For one of my what were YA thinkin? posts, I mentioned that frightening covers scare the ever-loving crap out of me. However, this doesn’t necessarily mean I avoid eerie things altogether. I can still appreciate a beautiful cover and be slightly creeped out at the same time. Take, for example, Brian Keaney’s The Hollow People: I … Continue reading »


I think it’s a pretty fair assumption to say that titles have a big impact on the way I perceive a novel’s cover. When I saw the cover to Michael Harmon’s Brutal, my first thought was, “Whoa.” And then I thought, “I wonder if this book is about domestic violence.” There is something very disturbing about … Continue reading »


Warning: if you don’t like to look at scary imagery, I highly suggest skipping this post. I have a little secret: I don’t do scary. Not movies. Not books. NOTHING. It’s interesting that as a woman in my late twenties, the smallest inkling of anything that might potentially strike fear into my heart sends me … Continue reading »

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