Several blogging buddies already posted about the cover for Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore but I just wanted to share the news here on the blog. I loved both Graceling and Fire so Kristin Cashore is definitely an auto-buy author for me. I have the US hardcovers for both so I’ll be getting the edition with the cover pictured above to match those two. I love the colors used for the design and I’m really curious what the keys are for. Bitterblue will be released on May 1, 2012. Learn more about it here and here.
Next, I want to talk about a book that I recently got. Sigh, I know I keep saying that I’m trying to limit my book purchases but remember how lovely The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick was? Well, on my way home from work today, I dropped by Fully Booked and saw a copy of the author’s latest book, Wonderstruck. I stood there for several minutes, trying to decide if I should buy the book or not (take note that it was the only copy in that branch). Finally decided to go ahead and get it because it’s a steal for just P699 (Hugo is still P999, I think). So let me share pictures of this beautiful book… here’s the cover:
Pretty, right? And here are sample illustrations inside:
Look, Hugo’s happy to have a companion:
I think it’s a pretty good buy because of all the illustrations included in the book. Like Hugo, I believe the illustrations go hand in hand with the text in terms of telling the story – to quote one of the blurbs at the back of the book “like a silent film on paper”. What’s your most recent impulse buy? Share so I won’t feel so bad about not having much control when it comes to buying books!