Cover Love: Butterflies and Waves


July 17, 2013 by Alice in Readerland

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Cover Love is hosted by Bookshelver’s Anonymous

For this week’s Cover Love, I’m featuring Love in the Time of Global Warming by Francesca Lia Block:

Love in the Time of Global Warming

The Synopsis:

Seventeen-year-old Penelope (Pen) has lost everything—her home, her parents, and her ten-year-old brother. Like a female Odysseus in search of home, she navigates a dark world full of strange creatures, gathers companions and loses them, finds love and loses it, and faces her mortal enemy.

In her signature style, Francesca Lia Block has created a world that is beautiful in its destruction and as frightening as it is lovely. At the helm is Pen, a strong heroine who holds hope and love in her hands and refuses to be defeated.

Why I Chose This Cover:

This cover looks so different from the rest of the covers I’ve been seeing lately! First of all, I absolutely love the gorgeous butterflies flying out from the girl’s silhouette, they’re what first caught my attention. First there’s the bright orange Monarch butterfly, then the rest are mostly silhouettes themselves. I also love the blue and black color scheme, offset by the pops of orange, white, and grey. The unruly waves remind me of the “Odeyssus” reference made in the synopsis, and the house, the flower, (and is that an eye in the bottom left corner?) are also fascinating.

What book covers do you love?

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17 thoughts on “Cover Love: Butterflies and Waves

  1. I love this cover, it’s beautiful. :)

  2. lipsyy says:

    Agreed! Looks amazing. I love the colours in there, the synopsis sounds great too!

  3. Shelver506 says:

    Very, very pretty. It doesn’t sound like my type of book, but that cover is certainly my type of cover! Great pick!

  4. Livvy @Nerdy Book Reviews says:

    You always find books I haven’t seen and with such beautiful, unique covers. I am entirely enamoured with this one!

  5. Sunny says:

    You pick out AMAZING covers, Alice!

  6. DoingDewey says:

    Ooo, nice choice! I agree with you that it’s not only beautiful, but different from the norm which makes it all the more awesome :)

  7. says:

    Hi can you do more Disney fairytales reviews

  8. Bella says:

    Fun choice! :) I like this one because I think it would stand out on the shelves. The colors are so different from what you usually see!

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