Saturday, September 5, 2009

Cover Interview and Mega Prize Pack Giveaway: The Stolen One by Suzanne Crowley

The cover of Suzanne Crowley's THE STOLEN ONE really reached out and drew me in. The rich colors, especially the red hair were what I first noticed, and then I spent a good while just looking and marveling at all the details. Take a look:


Here's what Suzanne has to say about the cover:

The Stolen One's cover, in my humble opinion, is incredibly beautiful and haunting. It captures the mood of the novel perfectly. The cover girl, the dress, the pose, her expression, even how she is tenderly holding the pear, are a perfect match to the story.

My editor sent me photos of every stage of the production of the cover, from the search for a model to the dress. And I actually found the necklace on the cover on a site called "Sapphire and Sage." I contacted my editor who ordered one from the artist and it arrived the night before the photo shoot. Later, my editor gave me the necklace, and I actually wore it to my first event on Saturday at a local library where I did a presentation.

I got to see takes from the photo shoot which was totally cool! And eventually, when I saw the final cover, I was more than thrilled. I'm still excited when I see it. It's like an old master painting, and a Vogue photo shoot in one - the richness, the color saturation, are so incredible, yet I think it also has a modern, approachable feel. Magnificant!

And then, I was privileged enough to get to ask the photographer, Chris Borgman, a few questions (thanks to Alea for helping me brainstorm):

Did you have the chance to talk with the author or read The Stolen One in preparation for the shoot?
I personally did not get a chance to talk to Suzanne during production of the cover, but I did read a pre-release copy of the book. That helped me to visualize what the model should look like and what her surroundings might look like.


Did you have a certain amount of artistic license or were the instructions from the publisher pretty strict?
When I met with Paul, the Art Director, he had a basic sketch of the cover. It was for the model's pose and angle of view. Our discussion was mostly about what she should be wearing which would represent apoint in time within the story. I got with my stylist, who has a lot of experience in theater, and she sketched out clothing options. I then sent these to Paul. Once a decision was made I sent the sketches to a costume rental house in Long Island. We selected the dress and it was FedExed to us. These dresses are exact replicas and were used on Broadway or in museum exhibitions. We were lucky to find such a wonderful dress, it was the only place in the New England that had this kind of authentic quality.

I did a small casting of models. Since the model had to fit an exact look, it was very difficult to find our girl. Many models look too model like. We wanted a beautiful young girl that looked like a real person, of course she also had to have the red hair. We photographed her in the studio on a green background. The studio background was removed and an ivy covered wall was added. I photographed the wall at The Cloisters. I went there thinking it would provide some interesting textures and was not disappointed.

What are some alternate poses you tried out or would have given the chance?
Originally I was thinking more of royal garden in the background. After discussing it with Paul, we thought the wall was better because it was more closed in and better represented her eventual feelings while working for the queen. The open garden would look too open and free. I did play around with a few different backgrounds but liked the ivy the most cause it was simple enough to allow the type over it but still looked like a castle wall.

Another option would have been that's she inside the castle, maybe in a small room. I imaged castle walls as pretty boring in color, and we all really liked the her red hair against the green ivy. Her hair and the ivy seem to flow in a similar pattern.

Thanks Suzanne and Chris!

Fun fact - Chris also shot the cover for Cindy Pon's SILVER PHOENIX and she interviewed him about it on her site.

You can also read this interview at Shooting Stars Mag where Suzanne talks some more about the cover (and the meaning of that pear).

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Now on to the giveaway! In honor of getting such a gorgeous cover, Suzanne has put together an amazing prize pack for one lucky winner, worth well over $100.



(1) lucky winner gets:
Signed hardcover copy of THE STOLEN ONE
$25 gift certificate to Barnes & Noble
$75 of MAC cosmetics from the 'redhead"collection (don't worry, just about anyone can wear it - you don't have to have read hair) including:
"Pinch Me" Blush
"100 Strokes" Eye Shadow
"French Cuff" Eye Shadow
"Viva Glam" Lipstick
"Teddy" Eye Kohl

Amazing right?!

To enter, all you have to do is leave a comment on this post telling me what cover artwork has grabbed you lately and why.

For a second entry, post about this giveaway on your blog (sidebar is fine) or social networking site and leave a separate comment with the link.

For a third entry, leave a comment on my review of The Stolen One.


For a fourth entry, do at least two of the following and tell me you did so in a yet another separate comment:

Leave a comment at Suzanne's blog.
Add Suzanne as a friend on MySpace.
Become a fan of THE STOLEN ONE on Facebook.
Become a fan of Suzanne on GoodReads.

This contest is open to anyone with a shipping address in the US or Canada and will end on September 19th at 11:59 CST. Best of luck!

UPDATE: Suzanne is so excited about the response that she's donating a second signed copy and she will ship that one internationally! Just indicate "international" on your entry.

272 comments:

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Jaime said...

What a great contest and a beautiful cover!

What cover has grabbed me lately has got to be "Wild Blue Under" (not released yet).. the shades of oceanic blues and the mermaids drew me in! Stunning!

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Jaime said...

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Jenny said...

I love the cover of Margaret Atwood's Alias Grace - the library's copy has a small picture of the top of a woman's face, behind bars. I love it because the story's about a Victorian woman accused of murder, but of course being a woman in Victorian times is a cage in itself.

Please enter me, and many thanks to the author and you for offering this giveaway!

Liz said...

I just love the cover of Hush Hush! I love how the feathers turn red! And its just beautiful.
-Liz

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bermudaonion said...

I love the cover of The Magicians by Lev Grossman because of the simplicity of it. Thanks for the great giveaway. milou2ster(at)gmail.com

Liz said...

I also commented on your review :)
-Liz :P

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...MY NAME IS ELENI AND I AM A BOOKAHOLIC... said...

Wow what an amazing giveaway!!

+1 I'd have to say The Hollow by Jessica Verday has captured my eye...it's absolutely stunning, the girl on the cover is a knock out and I love how her make up looks.

-Eleni
lafemmereaders@yahoo.com

...MY NAME IS ELENI AND I AM A BOOKAHOLIC... said...

+1 I put it on my blog sidebar: http://lafemmereaders.blogspot.com

-Eleni
lafemmereaders@yahoo.com

...MY NAME IS ELENI AND I AM A BOOKAHOLIC... said...

+1 I commented on your review

-Eleni
lafemmereaders@yahoo.com

...MY NAME IS ELENI AND I AM A BOOKAHOLIC... said...

+1 I became a fan of THE STOLEN ONE on Facebook & a fan of Suzanne on GoodReads.

-Eleni
lafemmereaders@yahoo.com

Margay said...

I would love to win this prize to give to my daughter, who is a redhead, as a welcome to college gift. As for cover art: I was intrigued by the cover for The Stolen One, of course, and The Hollow.
Margay

Margay1122 (at) aol (dot) com

Margay said...

I tweeted it here:

http://twitter.com/Margay/status/3780332090

Margay

Margay said...

I am a fan of Suzanne's on Goodreads.
Margay

Becky said...

There have been several wow covers for me this year. I really loved the cover to The King's Rose by Alisa Libby and Eyes Like Stars by Lisa Mantchev.

Margay said...

I am a fan of The Stolen One on Facebook.
Margay

Brooke Reviews said...

Some cover art that I've thought was beautiful recently was Steamed by Katie MacCalister and Silver Borne by Patricia Briggs. Both are very different, but very cool/pretty.

Steamed is very edgy, and the styling is hip because it's Steam Punk. Then Silver Borne is soft and edgy at the same time, because Mercy will always look so tough. :)

Margay said...

I left a comment on the review.
Margay

Brooke Reviews said...

I commented on your review. Not sure if you wanted a separate comment for this, but here it is ;)

Brooke Reviews said...

I've become a fan on Facebook and Goodreads! :)

Jill said...

Hush Hush has a gorgeous cover. It immediately draws you in.

jillkt13 at yahoo dot com

KatieDoll said...

Wow, great contest!

+A cover that grabbed me .. I'd say Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater. It's gorgeous. From the branches, leaves, the lone wolf silhouette, and even the font- it's all so intricate and fitting to the story. I also love the metallic blue color.

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PJ Hoover said...

I really liked the cover art for PROPHECY OF THE SISTERS, and I think because it was refreshing to read a YA without a real person on it.

Jill said...

+1 I commented on your review of The STolen One

jillkt13 at yahoo dot com

KatieDoll said...

+1 I posted this on my sidebar. (http://www.sophistikatied.blogspot.com)

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KatieDoll said...

+1 I already commented on your review of The Stolen One.

skellington28210@yahoo.com

KatieDoll said...

+1 I added Suzanne as a friend on Myspace & Goodreads.

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Jill said...

+1 became a fan on Goodreads and Facebook
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Amy said...

I really love this cover too! I also like hush, hush.
Great contest!
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Sab H. said...

+1 The cover of Hush Hush is one of the most impressive cover I've ever seen!

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Sab H. said...

Link on sidebar: http://crystalreviews.blogspot.com/

Sab H. said...

-Became a fan of THE STOLEN ONE on Facebook.
-Became a fan of Suzanne on GoodReads.

Khy said...

I have been DYING to read this book. =0

I love the cover of Hush, Hush too! I mean, DANG. Blogger Erica and I love that cover so much that we're going to find the model and clone him. (So far we have made no progress on that.)

Erica said...

What a great contest!!!


Hush, Hush is a cover that has really captured my attention - I think it's simply gorgeous.


:) Erica
thebookcellar@wi.rr.com

Erica said...

I linked in my sidebar
www.thebookcellarx.blogspot.com

Erica said...

I commented on your review of The Stolen One

Erica said...

And I'm a fan of Suzanne Crowley on GoodReads and asked to be her friend on Myspace.

Amanda said...

I really liked the cover of "Jessica's Guide to dating on the Dark Side" because of the font... I'm a font lover. This is a great giveaway!

Mel (He Followed Me Home) said...

my fav cover is for The Chistmas Cookie Club by Ann Pearlman - I can't wait for the holidays!!!

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Mel (He Followed Me Home) said...

and I commented on your review

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elnice said...

What a great interview. I have never heard an interview from the photographers pov. Very interesting.

Lately, I have been drawn to HUSH, HUSH. I think it is the dramatic black and white. It just draws your eye and the picture is almost starteling .

elnice said...

I forgot to leave a contact
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B.A.M. Book Reviews said...

Great contest!

A cover that has grabbed me lately is Den of Shadows Quartet by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes. It's very dark and different. I love it!

-Marisa

lovin_the_sun1@hotmail.com

B.A.M. Book Reviews said...

I also commented on your review.

-Marisa

lovin_the_sun1@hotmail.com

Ellie said...

Cover Art that has grabbed me lately is COFFEEHOUSE ANGEL, by Suzanne Selfors, because it's a really interesting looking cover!

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Ellie said...

I tweeted about the contest:

twitter.com/dramaqueen45

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Ellie said...

I commented on your review as well. :)

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Ellie said...

I became a fan on goodreads and facebook!

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Dannie said...

The cover for INTERTWINED by Gena Showalter is really gripping :)

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Lexie said...

+1 I'm still loving Brandon Sanderson's Warbreaker cover, but I'm kind of in love with the Patricia Briggs cover for 'Hunting Ground'. SOOO pretty.

Lexie
Lexie.Cenni(@)gmail.com

ps: I really want that red hair color now...

Jill of The O.W.L Blog said...

I was at Barnes and Noble a few days ago and the cover to The Otherworldlies grabbed me. It's just the picture of a girl from about the nose up, but her eyes are piercing. I had to buy it!!!

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Jill of The O.W.L Blog said...

I put it on my sidebar

http://owlforya.blogspot.com

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Jill of The O.W.L Blog said...

+1 commented on your review

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melissa @ 1lbr said...

I love the cover of The Dark Divine by Bree Despain and the cover of The Maze Runner by James Dashner.

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Liviania said...

I do like this cover, although I wish the model were sitting up straight.

I really love the cover of THE BOAT by Nam Le, which I bought this morning. It's very classy and simple, yet artistically interesting.

Oddly, I clicked on this post right after designing my own cover for a meme.

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Shooting Stars Mag said...

Aw, thanks for the link to my interview. This is one insane giveaway. How fun.

A cover I've loved lately is the Crazy Beautiful one. i just love the shadow coming off of Lucius.

Lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

Chelle S. said...

I like the cover of the movie tie-in version of Twilight because the guy is hot.

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Priya said...

Lately, I've really liked the cover of Eyes Like Stars because it fits really well with the story and also has a magical and mysterious look.

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Priya said...

I've also commented on your review of The Stolen One.

Beth F said...

ARGH. Blogger just ate my really well-thought-out comment. Sob. Here's the short version: I loved the interview and agree that the hair against the ivy is fabulous.

My favorite cover lately is the paperback of Glass Houses by Jane Haddam (see it here). What you can't see is that the cover has raised areas that are the rain and it looks so real, I keep wanting to wipe it off. Very cooi.

BFish (dot) Reads (at) gamil (dot) com

Beth F said...

I tweeted: http://twitter.com/BethFishReads/statuses/3785967602

Beth F said...

I commented on your review (*before* I saw this contest post!)

BookFanatic said...

That looks lie a great book.

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Kiss of Life by Daniel Waters has caught my eye with its cover-work is so complex and elaborate. That in its self makes me want to read it.

Addicted Book Reader said...

Wow amazing contest, thanks! I love MAC makeup : D Living Dead Girl's cover grabbed me because it's so beautiful, and I just love it.
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Elizabeth said...

Whoa, that is an incredible cover.

I hope it's not too lame to say that a cover that grabbed me is the book I edited: IraqiGirl: Diary of a Teenage Girl in Iraq.

We had a different cover originally that I liked fine, but the one we ended up with in the end is SO much better.

eugenia ! said...

Today I was at B&N and one of the covers that caught my eye was Melissa Lo's Ash. It's quite a simple, lovely cover with a girl in a white dress lying on grass and the colors are just wonderful.

email: plasticfireflies@gmail.com

Melanie said...

This is an awesome contest! A cover that grabbed me was Prophecy of the Sisters. It's so... Appealing. I haven't read the book yet, but I'm definitely planning on it. It sounds great!

Melanie said...

I left a comment on your review!

Melanie said...

I posted about this contest on Twitter. http://twitter.com/MelaniesMusings/status/3789891818

Melanie said...

I became a fan on Facebook, and I friended Suzanne on Myspace! :)

Anonymous said...

wild blue under,,need an end of summer read..thx for contest..
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Pam said...

I find the cover artwork for Prophecy of the Sisters to be haunting yet beautiful.

melacan at hotmail dot com

Jenn said...

The cover of Hate List by Jennifer Brown is quite striking. The muted colors and the tear on the girl's face really fit the tone of the book. It is a powerful cover for a moving book.

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Pam said...

commented on your review

melacan at hotmail dot com

Pam said...

became a facebook fan of The Stolen One and added Suzanne as a friend on Goodreads.

melacan at hotmail dot com

Doreen said...

You have such a beautiful model for the book, perfect!! The Hollow by Jessica Verday is one that has grabbed me. The cover will draw you in, beautiful!

Diana Dang said...

Last novel that grabbed my attention was Another Faust. It was gorgeous.

Diana Dang said...

I linked sidebar: www.orientaldesires.blogspot.com

Diana Dang said...

Commented on your review!

Diana Dang said...

Became a fan on goodreads and facebook!

Jolynn said...

The Stolen One, sounds like an interesting book. The other prizes are great too.
Best cover I'D say Journey of the Promise by JoAnn Arnold. Because it has a girl and a cave and the ocean, and faded in the backgound, if you look closely is man. This is her lost love from the past.
Jolynn_Reads at yahoo

Jolynn said...

I commented on your book review.

Jolynn said...

the 2 things I did
commment on the book review
Book cover I liked best.
Jolynn_Reads at yahoo

Jolynn said...

I commented over at Suzanne's blog.
Jolynn_reads at yahoo

Eve said...

This is an old book but I just started reading it. The book "Age of Innocence" cover grabbed me, because I could see the youth and passiveness on the girls face.

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Eve said...

I blogged about the giveaway: http://sweetqt.wordpress.com/2009/09/05/the-stolen-one-by-suzanne-crowley-mega-prize-pack-giveaway/

Eve said...

I left a comment on the review. cant wait to get my hands on the book.

Eve said...

I became a fan of the stolen one

And I left a comment on suasan's blog (sweetqt.wordpress.com)

Chloe said...

That's an amazing cover! I've really been wanting to read The Stolen One :D Thanks for the contest!

My favorite cover from a book I've read recently would have to be on Maggie Stiefvater's SHIVER. The colors and the art really evoke the feelings of the cold winter in the story, and the woods design is so mysterious I didn't even notice the wolf on it for a while. Plus, the dot of red on the title and the red excerpt on the back totally works with the blue and the white and makes it a little brighter. LOVED it!

Chloe
lookaftermyheart1901(at)gmail(dot)com

throuthehaze said...

A cover that has grabbed me recently is Prophecy of the Sisters...its very gothic and beautiful

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throuthehaze said...

commented on review
throuthehaze at gmail dot com

throuthehaze said...

Added Suzanne as a friend on MySpace.

Became a fan of THE STOLEN ONE on Facebook.

(Raelena Pavey)

throuthehaze at gmail dot com

Elise said...

Hello, you have the most fabulously wonderful site here and I had to leave this comment for you ! Your posts are beautifully written, creative and original too, and you have interesting pictures.

It's all perfect !

Thank you for sharing your site and best wishes.... 'Happy September'....

fitz12383 said...

The beautiful red hair juxtaposed with the vibrant green plantlife in the background really grabs me.

Amanda
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fitz12383 said...

I Tweeted:
http://twitter.com/fitz12383/status/3798159501

Amanda
fitz12383(at)hotmail(dot)com

fitz12383 said...

Commented on your review.

Amanda
fitz12383(at)hotmail(dot)com

Memory said...

You always have such interesting interviews. I don't think I've ever read an interview with a cover artist before. It was great to get some insight into how he approached the project.

And what a great contest! I think the last cover that really sucked me in was the paperback of THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF KAVALIER & CLAY by Michael Chabon. I love how the entire cover, from the front to the spine to the hook on the back, is formatted like a stack of Golden Age comics. It caught my eye, and it fit the story to a tee.

-- Memory
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Suzanne said...

what a beautiful cover! And I really enjoyed that you not only had something to post from the author, but that you were able to interview the photographer! Since we are all book lovers here, we also enjoy the covers and it's so interesting to discover the process the "artist" goes thru to create such a beautiful one!

* The latest book cover that has grabbed my attention has been Burnt Shadows by Kamila Shamsie. The colors are muted and create a dream like photo.

Suzanne
quzy [at] mac [dot] com

DogEar said...

I was recently arrested by the cover of The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate. What a fabulous book, too!

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DogEar said...

Link posted: http://nicolepoliti.wordpress.com/2009/09/06/fantastic-give-away-at-presenting-lenore/

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April said...

The cover that has grabbed me most recently is Ash by Malinda Lo. I love the pink contrasted with the black, it looks so ridiculously awesome.


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MJ said...

Simple grabs me..I love the cover of Ash.

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holdenj said...

What great info about the cover. I actually was recently drawn to the Evermore cover. I'd certainly heard a lot about the book, but that red tulip image on the cover was striking.

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holdenj said...

I left a comment on your enticing review of The Stolen One.

Thanks.
JHolden955 (at) gmail (dot) com

holdenj said...

I became a fan of The Stolen One on Facebook and I became of fan of Suzanne's on Goodreads.

JHolden955 (at) gmail (dot) com

Thanks!

Valerie said...

Tithe by Holly Black, very eye catching
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Anonymous said...

A cover that grabbed my attention was The Horse Boy.
Thanks for the great giveaway. Please enter me.

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Emilee said...

The cover art that grabbed me recently was Shiver by Maggie Steifvater. I loved this cover because it was so subtle, unlike the other bright colors of other books currently on the shelf.

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Emilee said...

I also became a fan on Facebook and Goodreads.

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BookMac said...

What an amazing contest! And amazing cover

One cover that grabbed me recently was "Ash" b Malinda Lo. I love the black and white, and it's just so pretty!

I posted about this on my sidebar (http://www.book-mac13.blogspot.com)

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Emilee said...

I also commented on the review of The Stolen One.


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Alexis AKA MOM said...

What an awesome price pack!

I'm sad to say the don't judge a book by it's cover does not apply to me. I always tend to gravity towards a book with a great cover. It has to have something that just pops. Like my current one Castaways something about the beach on the front just grabbed me. Love to see a fun chartoon character, same with blogs ... I know I'm a nut :)

Alexis AKA MOM said...

Left a message on the "Book Review: The Stolen One by Suzanne Crowley"

Alyssa said...

I really liked this cover from the moment I saw it back in Feburary. As far as other covers lately, hmmm. I really liked the cover for The Amaranth Enchantment too.

Belinda M said...

I loved the cover of the novel bound to please. Extremely sexy and naughty but yet really shows nothing



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I became a fan of the stolen one on facebook - Belinda M

I became a fan on good reads - belinda

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Beth Kephart said...

Such an incredible story about the making of this cover. Oh, to be so involved! And to have a photo shoot designed just for you, as opposed to using stock art. Incredible!

KayLynn said...

The cover that I really think caught my eye would be the UK cover of The Hollow. It's so elegant and pretty!

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Lindsey Leavitt said...

Love the new Paper Towns pb cover

Lindsey Leavitt said...

And tweeted it
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Sheere said...

Thanks you so much Suzanne for making this international! (I'm from Spain)

(I'm not sure if I have to answer this question but..)
The cover that grabbed my attention is Hush, Hush.. that angel =)
And the UK cover of Fire!

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Sheere said...

I post about this on my sidebar
http://todoesfacilsi.blogspot.com/

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Sheere said...

Become a fan of THE STOLEN ONE on Facebook.
Become a fan of Suzanne on GoodReads.
(Sheere)


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Bianca said...

Amazing contest!

The cover artwork for The Dark Divine by Bree Despain has really grabbed my attention because the colors are so amazing and the picture is so stunning! I just really love how all of it works together and its so gorgeous!!

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Bianca said...

I linked this contest to my sidebar at http://wickedgoodbooks.blogspot.com/

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Bianca said...

I left a comment on your review of The Stolen One!

:)

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Bianca said...

I became a fan of THE STOLEN ONE of fb as Bianca Z.
I became a fan of Suzanne on GoodReads as Bianca.

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Zibilee said...

The cover I've been most grabbed by lately is the the cover for My Soul To Take. It's really very hypnotic looking. I'd love to be entered into this awesome giveaway!

zibilee(at)figearo(dot)net

jpetroroy said...

I love the cover of Rampant--the picture of Astrid and the sword is fabulous.

+1 I tweeted at https://twitter.com/jpetroroy/status/3827969740

+1 I commented on the review, too!

jpetroroy (at) gmail (dot) com

Elizabeth said...

Posted the contest here:
http://underagereading.wordpress.com/2009/09/07/free-books-and-makeup/

Jenn M. said...

Holy Schmoly!

I liked this cover when I saw it too. I'm nowhere near as pretty as the model on the cover, but my hair is very close to that color!

One of my favorite covers is The Host by Stephenie Meyers. The picture of the face with the one eye that shimmers. It's so dark and tells so much about the story without saying a word.

Awesome contest!

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Jenn M. said...

I posted about this on my sidebar:

http://jennifermorrill.wordpress.com/giveaways-on-other-sites/

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Jenn M. said...

I've become a fan of The Stolen One on Goodreads and Facebook.

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Jenn M. said...

I am comment #52 on your review of The Stolen One. Great review, I'm glad I read it!

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Sadako said...

I Was a Teenage Fairy by Francesca Lia Block. I loved the whole look of that book so much; it looked super magical.

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Great contest!

Jessica Kennedy said...

I'm interested!

The last cover that got my eye would be Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick. I didn't know anything about the book but I had to have it.

Yes, I haven't judged a book by it's cover for a while now.

Jessica Kennedy said...

I posted this on my sidebar and in my Roundup post, which automatically gets fed to Twitter and Facebook.

Jessica Kennedy said...

I commented on your review of The Stolen One. :)

Jessica Kennedy said...

I also became a fan of Suzanne's on Goodreads and a fan of The Stolen One on Facebook.

Kay said...

It is indeed a lovely cover (although I probably don't fully realize its loveliness since I have not yet read the book).

The latest cover that has caught my eye is Nicole Peeler's Tempest Rising, as I love its eerie atmosphere and colors.

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Kelsi Rose said...

What catches my eye most is her hair. It is tame and under control, yet there is so much that it must be hiding something from us. krburr82@gmail.com

Kelly J. said...

More generally, I have LOVED the food-inspired covers lately. There have been so many and they look so scrumptious!

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writemeg said...

This contest is amazing! :)

I love the cover art for When You Lie About Your Age, The Terrorists Win. It features a woman in white with bright red hair, too -- gorgeous!

Thanks for the chance! :)

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writemeg said...

I also Tweeted about the contest! :)

Sarah said...

Great contest! One cover that has caught my eye lately is Laini Taylor's beautiful Lips Touch. And it looks like the inside is going to be as beautiful as the cover!

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Sadako said...

I also left a note in my sidebar so that's a second entry for me.

abby said...

I liked the cover of Daughter of the Flames by Zoe Marriott... that one was amazing. The fires and the girl holding a sword emerging from the fires... awesome.

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karen! said...

I love that you did a post about the cover (and were able to interview the person behind it). I know that we aren't supposed to "judge a book by its cover", but I don't think we can help the initial reactions we have to a particular cover image.

The cover art for Kathryn Stockett's 'The Help' really appeals to me - it's spare, with its golden backdrop and three birds, but the title is blocked off in this lovely purple shape that just makes it pop off the cover.

karen! said...

+1 I commented on your review

bookbutterflyangel said...

I LOVE this cover!! It's simply gorgeous!

Hm...I think my favorite recent covers would include EYES LIKE STARS by Lisa Mantchev and NORTH OF BEAUTIFUL by Justina Chen Headley. I simply LOVE those covers.

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bookbutterflyangel said...

I tweeted about your contest at http://twitter.com/bookbutterfly. :D

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bookbutterflyangel said...

I commented on your review of THE STOLEN ONE!

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bookbutterflyangel said...

I also put a link to this post on my sidebar at my blog: http://bookbutterflyangel.wordpress.com/. Thanks so much for holding this wonderful contest!! I love your giveaways!

~bookbutterfly
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purplg8r said...

I really liked the cover of Selina Penaluna by Jane Page!

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purplg8r said...

I blogged about the contest here.

purplg8r said...

I commented on your review :)

Jenn said...

Looks amazing! And the premise sounds very interesting. Thank you! (:

And the most eye-catching cover I've seen recently would have to be Hush Hush. I love the color scheme and the feathers with the tinge of read look gorgeous to me.

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Jenn said...

+1 fan on facebook

cheryl c said...

I have liked Nora Roberts' first 2 book covers of her Bride Quartet series. They are lovely and romantic.

I also liked the fun, flirty covers of Kleypas' Smooth Talking Stranger and Anderson's Bending the Rules.

The Coconutter said...

The cover art for "The Forest of Hands and Teeth" really drew me in. The picture was gorgeous, and the expression in the girl's eyes really captured the overall tone of the book.

cheryl c said...

I commented on your review. The book sounds wonderful, and the book cover is beautiful and very eye-catching.

The Coconutter said...

Tweetie tweet: http://twitter.com/ilovemypossum/status/3856320147

The Coconutter said...

Became a fan on Facebook and Goodreads. =)

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Wendy said...

The cover that has grabbed me lately is Hush, Hush. It's just so simple and lovely!

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Rue said...

I recently picked up a copy of Naomi Novick's Her Magesty's Dragon at the used book store based on the cover art.
It was a very good read and I'm looking forward to reading more in the series.

Thanks for the chance to win!
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Tracy said...

That is a gorgeous cover!

Simply_Megan said...

What an awesome contest!

+1 I really like the cover of The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting.

+1 Link to contest: http://wwwsimplymegan.blogspot.com/2009/05/june-contests.html

+1 I commented on your review of The Stolen One

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Sarah Z said...

Skin Trade by Laurell Hamilton - the cover is kinda morbid but fascinating at the same time!
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What a Girl Reads said...

I love the covers of hush Hush and Forget My Fins!

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jessashmore said...

The cover that's gotten my attention in the last 2 months or so is Eyes Like Stars by Lisa Mantchev. It is a YA book but the cover caught my eye everytime I went into my local BnN store and after a week I finally picked it up. The book is amazing.

jessashmore said...

I posted on her site and became a fan on FB

cheryl c said...

I commented on Suzanne's blog, and I became a fan at GoodReads.

Natalie said...

Gorgeous cover & it sounds so interesting!

One cover that really grabbed my attention lately is the cover for Kirstin Cashore's Fire, the UK cover--it looks amazing!! It's a dark but vibrant cover (love the turmoil in the sky!) and just looks fantastic!!
nice font too!!

please enter me!
thanks!
Natalie
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lag123 said...

I like the cover of Down the Garden Path by Dorothy Cannell. I would love to go wandering down that path.

etirv said...

I like T J Bennett's The Promise cover -- just because it's so beautiful!

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etirv said...

Posted comment on your review!

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etirv said...

Posted comment on Suzanne's latest blog post!

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etirv said...

veedee is a fan of Suzanne on GoodReads!

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Michelle said...

What a wonderful cover! it looks great. The cover that has stood out to me most lately has to be either "hush, hush" - so dark and pretty or the "hunger games" series - I really like streamlined, graphic art looking art and these really just catch my eye.

Thanks!

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Debs Desk said...

I love the cover of Hush, Hush. It is so beautiful. Please include me in your giveaway.
Thanks
Debbie
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Debs Desk said...

I am a follower.
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Debbie
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alitareads said...

I just heard of this book the other day and instantly added it to my to-read list. I'd love to win a copy!!

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A cover that has grabbed recently is one I came across today: Ash by Malinda Lo. It's so simple yet beautiful and haunting. One of those covers that draws you in and sets the mood of the book before you even open the cover.

Laura said...

I love the cover of Cleopatra's Daughter because it creates a feeling of mystery as well as letting readers know they are entering into a story of another time period.

flowerchild said...

i loved the cover of the moon looked down...loved the artwork..thanks
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flowerchild said...

left a comment on your review..

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Pissenlit said...

The latest cover that has grabbed me is Maria V. Snyder's Sea Glass. The colour scheme is very eye-catching and the focal point and text of the title evoke a feeling of magic.

Pissenlit said...

+1 I left a comment on your review of The Stolen One.

Raspberry said...

I've commented on your review for extra points, and the cover I have really liked lately was The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate, which is so pretty, plus a good read.
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J.T. Oldfield said...

Without a doubt, my favorite cover lately has been been for Hush Hush. Ash is a close second.

It's funny because I don't read a lot of YA but love these covers enough that I got interested in the books.

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J.T. Oldfield said...

I just tweeted about this!

http://twitter.com/bibliofreakblog/status/3961215187

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AquilaLorelei said...

The cover that snagged me most recently for *purchase* was for Lori Devoti's "Amazon Ink"--
The juxtaposition of the ancient sword with the neon just sent a zap through me--Amazing! And the protagonist's long, red hair was showcased in half-shadow, plus her leather outfit. Sweet!
The cover that snagged me for *checkout* in the library was for "On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness" by Andrew Peterson.
It's solid blue and "distressed" at the corners so it looks old.
There's gold script on the front for the title, and one little teeny inset of an image from the novel that's *just enough* to intrigue.

toryaslim822 said...

I love the cover to Airhead by Meg Cabot. It has captured my attention because on the front of the book is a supermodel but on the back is an average looking person.

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Anonymous said...

what a fabulous giveaway.

loved the cover of nicole seitz 'a hundred years of happiness.' she did the artwork herself.

karen k
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Shadowofwonder47 said...

I've been totally obsessing about the cover of Hush Hush!

Anyway, I have been wanting to read this book for a while now! This sounds like an awesome contest!! Please enter me.

Shadowofwonder47[at]yahoo[dot]com

Daphne said...

I just recently finished The Stolen One and thought it was wonderful. And I will admit that I wanted to read it because of the cover!

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Alyssa said...

Blogged about it here: http://theshadyglade.blogspot.com/2009/09/contest-roundup-september-14th.html

Brodie said...

Ohh please enter me in for the second copy as I'm an international resident!

The cover artwork that has captured my attention recently is Hush, Hush. The cover is gorgeous! Plus it compliments the book really well = cover and story are both winners!

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Lynz Pickles said...

That cover is GORGEOUS! And I'm a redhead, so I'd love makeup from the appropriate collection for me :)

The cover for The Luxe is my undoing. I bought the book entirely because of it, but really couldn't get into the story. Yet every time I see the cover, peeking out at me from my TBR pile, I try to read it again. The dress on it is so pretty that it makes me forget everything apart from the need to read the book it's on. It's driving me nuts!

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Kira R. said...

I know this has been mentioned several times already, but the first cover that comes to mind is definitely Hush Hush. Really beautiful and definitely fits the atmosphere of the story.

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Kira R. said...

I commented on your review.

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