Saturday, 9 June 2012

Shelf Candy Saturday (18)

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 :)

Allie used to be a spoilt Long Island princess until her mother ran away with her tennis instructor and all the family money. Now Allie runs a diner in Brooklyn which has a doorway to hell in the basement accidentally opened by Allie and her friends six years previously. Now Ryan, a gorgeous demon hunter, crashes in her basement hunting down any demons that manage to sneak through. But when the door disappears, Allie and Ryan find themselves forced to pass through Hell itself to discover what is going on.

So this week I decided to go with one of those quiet little unassuming covers that you kind of ignore, but then one day realise are actually pretty spectacular. The main feature that I absolutely adore on this is how the designer chose to do the title. The words look like the materials they are constructed from - salt looks like it is made of salt and silver looks like it's made of molten silver.

I love the blue/purple background which isn't hugely surprising as I love those colours, but I also love how the lemon of the t-shirt complements and contrasts really well. The other background feature I adore is the Brooklyn bridge and shadowy impression of Manhattan in the distance. It matches the location of Allie's diner brilliantly.

The other factor I love and didn't realise until I read the book was that the girl on the front fits with the description of Allie, the main character. It's clear that the designer did their research and really made the different elements fit together well.

So what's your shelf candy this week?


  1. Yes, this cover is somewhat unassuming, but spectacular. The girl is calm, maybe a little reserved, but bad a__ at the same time. I agree, the background is amazing. Great choice.

    1. Thanks for stopping by Steph :) Your description fits Allie's character really well lol!

  2. Hi Claire!

    I have a special place in my heart for books where the models actually look like the characters they are supposed to. I am not a huge fan of model/photography on book covers, especially when the models look NOTHING like the characters they are supposed to be.
    I'll totally check this one out now.
    Thanks so much for sharing!

    1. I'm with you there Kimberly! Nothing is more irritating than having someone on the cover and having no idea who they're supposed to be because they don't match the characters.

      Thanks for stopping by :)

  3. I love the intensity of her look and the text treatment. I love the blurb too. This might have to go on my TBR list!

    1. The text is so unique and it's the reason I brought it. It just seemed so unique. Thanks for stopping by :)


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