Originally called Covetable Covers, Covermarked is a random feature I've revamped and invented to write cover reviews on those desirable and alluring (or not so alluring) book covers and rate them accordingly.
Endlessly has been marked:
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That was my absolute first thought. Yes, yes, everyone's probably saying all that across the blogosphere, but I don't think you understand.
THE PURPLE. In this cover. My favorite color is all OVER this cover. How does one's brain not go all mush-pie at just one look at this?
This cover is fabu-licious for all kinds of reasons that my cover slut-eyes latched onto immediately upon first sight. Let's start with the top part of her body. Her hair. How does one begin to describe her hair? Flowy? Flowy shiny? Flowy shiny AND WAVY? Oh, no, amigos it is much more. Her hair is ILLUMINATED, the wind is tackling it and her hair manages to look this stunning. Blond waves illuminated by some light that's breaking out somewhere, bringing out those beautiful almost-curls waves in her hair. Her facial expression is less... burdened-looking. She looks light and free and on the verge of happiness, no longer being plagued by seemingly inescapable evil and darkness. Her mouth is sporting an almost-smile, her lips just about to curl upward, glossed and perfect because of that lovely hue of pink/red/purple mix.
Going further down is the dress. THE DRESS THAT'S PURPLE. The sheer purpleness alone is enough to reserve a special section on my bookshelf just for the book. That dress is billowing in some unseen wind, and it's flowery (and purply) and cinched prettily at the waist (and purply). This dress on HER rocked my world.
And finally the scenery - gorgeous magenta-ish flowers in the foreground, a lighter sky in the background. Put together, it makes one hell of an unpredictable and gorgeous package. Yes. Oh, yes, this book is on my TBR. And even if the series swallowed sucksauce, the cover would've scored Endlessly a spot anyway. How can ANYONE fight that?
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the listing of book covers I've discussed, as well as the
Other Covers in the Series:
So, I'm not exactly finished with this post. Beth Revis, author of Across the Universe, is hosting a freaktacularly ginormous giveaway, and what you have to do is tell us all about a book that you're most grateful for in a post somewhere.
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We're just so effing awesomesauce.
Here's the catch... OH, WAIT. There is NO CATCH! :)
So, you guessed it (or maybe you didn't 0_o), the Paranormalcy series is among those books I'm so entirely grateful for. The reason being? Paranormalcy introduces a whole new outlook on paranormal creatures in general. Nothing is like it seems. Not the pretty heroine with a taser named Tasy. Not the guy she starts developing major feelings for (at least for everyone but Evie!). And not the agency she has been working for all her life. Both Paranormalcy and Supernaturally have caused some serious LOL moments that rival that of Bridesmaids (heck yeah, the movie). For me, anyway. The characters are wonderful and lovable. And the villains have so many deeper issues going on below the surface.
I treasure this series and recommend it every chance I get. I tell people, "You haven't laughed over a book the way you will with Paranormalcy, and the heroine is like everyone and no one you've ever met." You see how I slap them with this and eff with their mind so that they are so confused and puzzled and curious they have to find out what this series is all about?
That's how it's done. I'm a genius like that. :D
(I know Revis only said one book and I clearly went and picked three. But I'd like to add two more - Stephanie Perkins's Anna and the French Kiss and Lola and the Boy Next Door. They give a beautiful name to the words 'contemporary' and 'romance'. 'Nuff said.)
So what do YOU think of Endlessly's cover *wipes paintball gun ominously and aims a deadly narrowed look*? And what books make you so grateful you want to bow down to the author in admiration (but don't tell JUST me, tell Beth Revis and everyone else and their brother's mother, okay?)?