Cover Love: Stars in the Sky (And On This Book Cover)


December 20, 2012 by Alice in Readerland

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For Darkness Shows the Stars

This week’s Cover Love is For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund! I love all the shining stars against the various shades of blue (and the small splatter of pink) in the sky on this cover. I also love how the mix of yellow, orange, and pink font against the dark sky really make all the colors pop!

Oh, and if you’re reading this before the first week of January 2013, I love how the falling snow on my blog (when it falls across this cover) looks like shooting stars against the sky and white stars!

Have you ever picked up a book because the cover caught your eye? If so, what book was it?

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18 thoughts on “Cover Love: Stars in the Sky (And On This Book Cover)

  1. Judith says:

    I looove this cover! I really am a sucker for pretty covers. I recently bought Sisters Red because Jackson Pearce is hilarious and the covers is gorgeous, but I had no idea what the book was about haha! I also bought Shatter Me in paperback though I already owned a hardback copy. :)

    • Me too, this meme is perfect for me because I end up staring at so many book covers going “Oooh, is the book as good as its cover?” LOL. I love the cover for Shatter Me too! :) Thanks for stopping by & commenting!

  2. Sunny says:

    Eeep, I also love this cover! Great pick :)

    Thanks for stopping by my Cover Love!

  3. Shelver506 says:

    Nice pick! By the by, the book itself is pretty awesome. :)

  4. Suzanne says:

    I love that cover, too. I don’t know that I could list a specific book that I picked up *just* because of the cover, but I have noticed lately that I’m definitely making judgements about books based on covers: partly because cover styles give off definite messages. As I browse Amazon or the GoodReads giveaways, I don’t even bother with books that have really ticky-tacky looking cover designs that looks like their uncle did it in Photoshop, because those SCREAM self-published, which isn’t necessarily bad, but if you aren’t going to make the effort on your cover, it makes me wonder about the text inside….

    • I enjoyed reading your answer, you make a good point! I’ve read some wonderful self-published books that I adore, but it’s always irritating to see a book with a badly written synopsis that matches the book’s badly designed cover. Thanks for stopping by & commenting!

      • Suzanne says:

        I should add that I have definitely read some good self-pubbed books — and all of them have had nice covers that match the care put in to the words. OH, and the badly written synopses — yikes. Those are really something, too, aren’t they?

      • They honestly make me cringe! It can also be very annoying when I receive comments on my blog saying “Hey, review my book.” or an email consisting of a short “I wrote a book. Click on the Amazon link to see it.” That’s definitely not how you get me to review your book; I have a lot of respect for those who do read my query guidelines on my blog and care enough to send a properly written query letter. The query usually reflects the quality of the book.

  5. The story of For Darkness Shows the Stars doesn’t really appeal to me but it’s definitely one of the prettiest covers this year.

  6. caitlore says:

    I actually picked up this book because I thought the cover was beautiful, but I could not get into the story. I think it was because I was super busy with school at the time and the book seemed confusing to me. Too much going on in my head at once! I hope to pick it up again next year because I have heard a lot of great things about it.

  7. Unless a book is recommended to me, or I have read blogger reviews, I always pick up a book for the cover. Let’s face it, there are too many books to pick them all up and read every synopsis, so a cover has to do its job as far as I am concerned. This is a lovely cover and I can see why you would be drawn to it.

  8. aimee says:

    This is one of the most amazing covers I’ve seen in a while (I really love the stars as well). I have no idea what the book is about, but I’m definitely checking it out just for the cover. (But also, all of my friends who have read it have said it’s a brilliant book.)

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