Friday, August 29, 2014

OMG! Have You Seen This Cover?!

Lots of incredible covers this week.  I picked two that I loved, but for very different reasons.

The Wicked Will Rise by Danielle Paige

In this dark, high-octane sequel to the New York Times bestselling Dorothy Must Die, Amy Gumm must do everything in her power to kill Dorothy and free Oz.

To make Oz a free land again, Amy Gumm was given a mission: remove the Tin Woodman’s heart, steal the Scarecrow’s brain, take the Lion’s courage, and then Dorothy must die....

But Dorothy still lives. Now the Revolutionary Order of the Wicked has vanished, and mysterious Princess Ozma might be Amy’s only ally. As Amy learns the truth about her mission, she realizes that she’s only just scratched the surface of Oz’s past—and that Kansas, the home she couldn't wait to leave behind, may also be in danger. In a place where the line between good and evil shifts with just a strong gust of wind, who can Amy trust—and who is really Wicked?

I missed out on Dorothy Must Die back when it was first published.  I have seen lots of mentions of it since then but, seeing this cover for the sequel has made me finally grab a copy and start reading it.  I love the silhouette here and the storm clouds in the cutout.  I don't know what it is about lime green and evil but the color works perfectly here.  

 Awful Auntie by David Walliams

A page-turning, rollicking romp of a read, sparkling with Walliams' most eccentric characters yet and full of the humour and heart that all his readers love, Awful Auntie is simply unmissable!

From larger than life, tiddlywinks obsessed Awful Aunt Alberta to her pet owl, Wagner – this is an adventure with a difference. Aunt Alberta is on a mission to cheat the young Lady Stella Saxby out of her inheritance – Saxby Hall. But with mischievous and irrepressible Soot, the cockney ghost of a chimney sweep, alongside her Stella is determined to fight back... And sometimes a special friend, however different, is all you need to win through.

 This cover gives me such a sense of nostalgia.  It reminds me of the Roald Dahl covers from my childhood.  Growing up in a very small town with a very small library and before the days of interent shopping - the Roald Dahl books were read over and over again, so seeing covers like these will always make me smile. 


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