So I wanted to change the scope of my Book Stole My Look posts to include more cover-related posts than just ones that look alike – without having to create an entirely new meme. So for today, I am doing a post that is all about one author’s book covers.
Mackie Doyle is not one of us. Though he lives in the small town of Gentry, he comes from a world of tunnels and black murky water, a world of living dead girls ruled by a little tattooed princess. He is a Replacement, left in a crib of a human baby sixteen years ago. Now, because of fatal allergies to iron, blood, and consecrated ground, Mackie is fighting to survive in the human world.
Mackie would give anything to live among us, to practice on his bass or spend time with his crush, Tate. But when Tate’s baby sister goes missing, Mackie is drawn irrevocably into the underworld of Gentry, known as Mayhem. He must face the dark creatures of the Slag Heaps to find his rightful place, in our world, or theirs.
Everything is made of steel, even the flowers. How can you love anything in a place like this? Daphne is the half-demon, half-fallen angel daughter of Lucifer and Lilith. Life for her is an endless expanse of time, until her brother Obie is kidnapped – and Daphne realizes she may be partially responsible. Determined to find him, Daphne travels from her home in Pandemonium to the vast streets of Earth, where everything is colder and more terrifying. With the help of the human boy she believes was the last person to see her brother alive, Daphne glimpses into his dreams, discovering clues to Obie’s whereabouts. As she delves deeper into her demonic powers, she must navigate the jealousies and alliances of the violent archangels who stand in her way. But she also discovers, unexpectedly, what it means to love and be human in a world where human is the hardest thing to be.
For Hannah, the summer is a complicated one. Her best friend Lillian died six months ago, and Hannah just wants her life to go back to normal. But how can things be normal when Lillian’s ghost is haunting her bedroom, pushing her to investigate the mysterious string of murders? Hannah’s just trying to understand why her friend self-destructed, and where she fits now that Lillian isn’t there to save her a place among the social elite. And she must stop thinking about Finny Boone, the big, enigmatic delinquent whose main hobbies seem to include petty larceny and surprising acts of kindness.
With the entire city in panic, Hannah soon finds herself drawn into a world of ghost girls and horrifying secrets. She realizes that only by confronting the Valentine Killer will she be able to move on with her life – and it’s up to her to put together the pieces before he strikes again.
My Thoughts: I bought The Replacement based on the cover alone – and then I read the back and realized that I would most likely end up falling in love with the story. Of course it’s still on my TBR list, as is The Space Between, but I’ve never heard anything but awesome things about Yovanoff’s books. I recently saw the cover for Paper Valentine and fell immediately in cover lust with it. How absolutely gorgeous and detailed is that?! I don’t know why, but it to me has a Tim Burton-esque vibe to it. They all have such a creepy, mysterious vibe to them that I would love to just blow up the images and hang them on my wall!! I love, love, love how they all use a very limited array of colors which I think adds an air of eeriness – keeping it limited to blacks, whites, and grays and then using red as the main “color” I find is ingenious!
What do you think?