Shelf Candy Saturday is an awesome weekly meme hosted by Five Alarm Book Reviews where each Saturday bloggers defy the saying "never judge a book by its cover" and showcase one that really catches their eye. Covers play a huge role in the books I choose so it's great to have the opportunity to showcase the pretties :)
My shelf candy for this week is Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice.
In a darkened room the boy sits, waiting for the story to begin. His companion is a young man, cloaked in shadow, his voice low and soft. Only the pure white of his collar is visible in the gloom.
The story of this man's life is about to be told. A story of a vampire facing the dark stretch of eternity, cursed with an exquisite craving for human blood.
Confession time - I've tried Anne Rice's books a couple of times before and I've never really been able to get into them. I've always found them to be overly descriptive and have given up quickly, although weirdly I love the movie of Queen of the Damned.
Over Christmas I picked up a lucky dip of dark fantasy books from WH Smiths and this was one of the books included. I absolutely adore this cover and will definitely be trying to read it again purely based on the cover alone.
At first glance it looks like plain red writing on a black background, but then you notice the background looks like black silk and the writing is scattered with little doodles. It manages to be both incredibly simple and deliciously complex at the same time to stunning effect.
So what's your shelf candy this week?