Thursday, February 9, 2012

Let's Talk Covers (1)

I love a good cover. I mean I LOVE a good cover. Although they say "Don't judge a book by it's cover" & sometimes this is TRUE. Sometimes a book has a great cover, but the book is blah. Then, again some covers you are thinking ... "What in the world" & then the books are amazing. It just depends I guess. But I LOVE an amazing cover.

This week on Let's Talk Covers I will be showing you some of my favorite covers with "SHOES"

Jennifer Whitney was the last American virgin. At least that’s what she felt like in 1986 as she began her sophomore year at Central Illinois University. She was proud of her decision to wait for the right guy, and yet she was getting restless. It seemed like everyone around her was doing it... and having fun doing it, too. She didn’t want to become the campus slut or anything, but surely there was a difference between a trashy skank and a nice girl with a little experience. Perhaps it was time to stop relying on fate to guide her and instead take matters into her own hands. And with that realization, Jen decided to find “the one” and lose her virginity, although not necessarily in that order... 

Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl. . . . 
Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world’s future.

My wish is to fall cranium over Converse in dizzy daydream-worthy love.
If only it were that easy.
Marcie has been dragged away from home for the summer--from Idaho to a family summerhouse in New Hampshire. She's left behind her friends, a group of freaks and geeks called the Leftovers, including her emo-rocker boyfriend, and her father.
By the time Labor Day rolls around, Marcie suspects this "summer vacation" has become permanent. She has to start at a new school, and there she leaves behind her Leftover status when a cute boy brings her breakfast and a new romance heats up. But understanding love, especially when you've watched your parents' affections end, is elusive. What does it feel like, really? Can you even know it until you've lost it?

Allie lost everything the night her boyfriend, Trip, died in a horrible car accident--including her memory of the event. As their small town mourns his death, Allie is afraid to remember because doing so means delving into what she's kept hidden for so long: the horrible reality of their abusive relationship.
When the police reopen the investigation, it casts suspicion on Allie and her best friend, Blake, especially as their budding romance raises eyebrows around town. Allie knows she must tell the truth. Can she reach deep enough to remember that night so she can finally break free? Debut writer Jennifer Shaw Wolf takes readers on an emotional ride through the murky waters of love, shame, and, ultimately, forgiveness.
Next week I will be back for another pick. What are your favorite "Shoe" cover books?


  1. We're cover whores... *sigh* I'm oddly okay with that!!! :D

  2. Queen Geeks in Love by Laura Preble has a cute cover with shoes.

  3. I love Cinder's cover. I like the cover for Breaking Beautiful too. I am right there with you about the covers though. I will buy books on my ereader so I can read them right away, but order a physical copy too because I need to hold the pretty in my hands.

  4. I love the Cinder cover and I still can not wait to read that book, I think I've made time to read it next week!

    Thanks for showing off all of the pretty covers!

  5. Great covers!
    I also really liked the cover for The Time-Traveler's Wife, the little girl's feet next to the big man's shoes.


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