Shoot That Book combines my passion for books and my tendency to become trigger happy with a camera. My lack of photography skills is compensated by my enthusiasm. Basically, I like taking pictures of books.
The Returning has been patiently waiting in my TBR pile since last year. I ordered a copy because it was blurbed by two of my favorite authors – Megan Whalen Turner and Melina Marchetta – and I couldn’t resist the beautiful cover. When it got the Printz Honor, I realized that I really should bump it up. I finally started it early this week and I’m still in the middle of it (I’ve been such a slow reader this year). I thought I’d share some picture so all of you can fully appreciate the book’s pretty design. A snapshot of the cover design:
Here’s the blurb on the front cover:
And the power combo blurb at the back cover:
Maps! I love seeing maps in books, probably because I have no sense of direction and it makes it easier for me to visualize the setting with the help of maps:
The cover is simple in its design and yet it draws you in. I like the minimal colors used as well. Don’t you agree that it’s a beautiful cover? Would you buy this book based on the strength of just its cover? I hope I finish reading it soon so I can write a review.