Readers: February 27th: Apologies for the scattered posting that's about to come during the next week or so. University has just started and I have a lot of work to do to get on top of things (and ahead!). Thanks for your patience, as always.

Publishers: I promise I'm not abandoning the lovely review copies you've sent!
I'm getting through them and the reviews will come eventually!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Musing Monday & Cover Crazy: 22/8/11

Cover Crazy is a weekly meme hosted over at The Book Worms! The point of this meme is to admire the art and beauty of a book’s design. So get over there and share your loved covers!

This week my gorgeous cover is Glimmer by Phoebe Kitanidis (April 17th 2012)

How can you not love this cover? The model is undoubtedly gorgeous and her make up is dark (eyes), yet sweet (lips) at the same time. The title's bold and stands out against the ripply water/title reflection! Loving the colour gradient, overall colour scheme and "cool" mood of it all. The girl's sporting some nice windblown hair ;) Can't wait to put this on my bookshelf! From the cover, though, you wouldn't be able to guess what the book was about ;)

Summary from Goodreads:
When Marshall and Elyse wake up in each other’s arms with zero memory of how they got there or who they are, it’s the start of a long journey through their separate pasts and shared future.
Terrified by their amnesia, the two make a pact to work together to find the answers that could jog their missing memories. As they piece together clues, they discover they’re in the idyllic mountain resort town of Summer Falls, where everyone seems mysteriously happy, but as Marshall and Elyse quickly learn, darkness lurks beneath the town’s perfect facade. Not only is the town haunted by sinister ghosts, but none of its living inhabitants retain bad memories of anything—not the death of Marshall’s mom, not the hidden shame in Elyse’s family, not even the day-to-day anguish of high school. Lonely in this world of happy zombies, Marsh and Elyse fall into an intense relationship...but the secrets they uncover could be the death of this growing love—and the death of everyone, and everything, they love in Summer Falls.

Musing Mondays is a weekly meme hosted over at Should Be Reading.
Do you prefer character-driven stories, or plot-driven stories?
At the end of the day, my ideal book will have well-developed characters AND a compelling plot! But if I really must decide, character-driven books are the way to go. If I absolutely love the characters, I could read a whole book about them driving around in circles. Or sleeping. Or eating cheese. If there's a good plot but crummy characters that I can't relate to...well, that's a little hard for me to stomach, except for a few rare cases.

What do you think? Do share your Monday memes! :)
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