Cover Lust Friday (1/22/2015)

Since I’m still in the middle of Sartre’s Nausea and a new graphic novel through NetGalley, I figured I’ll just be continuing my week of posts and memes.  I’m here with Cover Lust Friday, hosted by Alice @ AliceReeds. The meme itself is pretty simple.

Cover Lust Friday is a weekly meme that’s all about covers. Pick a cover that stands out to you, add your reason why you’ve chosen that particular one or what you like about it. Let’s have fun with it and share the love for our favorite covers.

There’s nothing like a good book cover to catch my attention, so just going by covers, I present to you the following:

The Cover

Paper Tigers by Damien Angelica Walters

Published: January 2016 by Curbside Splendor

Pages: 300

Series: No

In this haunting and hypnotizing novel, a young woman loses everything—half of her body, her fiancé, and possibly her unborn child—to a terrible apartment fire. While recovering from the trauma, she discovers a photo album inhabited by a predatory ghost who promises to make her whole again, while slowly consuming her from the inside out.


The Reason:

This cover stands out because it’s so damn dark. In a world of bright typefaces and bold graphics, this one errs towards a dark palette. Even when looking through Curbside Splendor’s catalog, this one just sets itself apart. Curbside Splendor is an independent publisher who has put out several strange novels that I particularly enjoyed (Does Not LoveMay We Shed These Human Bodies, and When The People Lights Have Gone Off), and they have a penchant for cool covers. I really wouldn’t mind having a copy of everything in their catalog just for the visual appeal. The description of trauma and a ghost-infested photo album  (why not just throw it out…?), and parasitism seals the deal, but there’s no question that the cover caught my attention. This is going on the read-list immediately.


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