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Plain Kate: the cover

The cover of Plain Kate is so beautiful! I have nothing to compare it to because it's on a level of it's own. It's like she's looking at a painting and she's about to go in it. And she looks so real if you look closely. She's with her trusty companion. You'll find out about him if you read the book. I'll have to explain the whole story and I'll ruin things so... yeah. The whole light blue hints are pretty too. It caught my eye especially since I love light blue and the writing is like painted on. The design at the bottom show some elegance to it. Nice cover.

Plain Kate by Erin Bow

Summary: Plain Kate lives in a world of superstitions and curses, where a song can heal a wound and a shadow can work deep magic. As the wood-carver's daughter, Kate held a carving knife before a spoon, and her wooden talismans are so fine that some even call her “witch-blade”: a dangerous nickname in a country where witches are hunted and burned in the square.

For Kate and her village have fallen on hard times. Kate’s father has died, leaving her alone in the world. And a mysterious fog now covers the countryside, ruining crops and spreading fear of hunger and sickness. The townspeople are looking for someone to blame, and their eyes have fallen on Kate.
Enter Linay, a stranger with a proposition: In exchange for her shadow, he’ll give Kate the means to escape the angry town, and what’s more, he’ll grant her heart’s wish. It’s a chance for her to start over, to find a home, a family, a place to belong. But Kate soon realizes she can't live shadowless forever -- and that Linay&…

Shug: the cover

The covers of Shug by Jenny Han is one that makes you think of summer and fun. The lazy months and years of childhood. The original cover doesn't really give anything away and if you've read the book you see why it was the basis of the cover. It seems so inconsequential in the beginning because of how small a part it plays but by the end you realize what it means. It means something. Symbolism. It reeks of it. You won't know about why it's such a perfect cover for it till the end... Yes, I am trying to get you excited so you will read this book! I'll be doing these comparisons sometimes when I like or maybe even dislike a cover. So this is first of many.

The second cover in my opinion is the better out of the two. It tells you more of what is going to happen by just looking at it. You can tell she's a preteen and she's with a boy so obviously it's going to be about love. Then again it's not just about that. It's all colorful and pretty. The cov…

She's Got Books on Her Mind

Oh, how I love books! And oh how I've read so many posts on book blogs! So why not make my own blog where I can rant and rave about books? No reason not to. Alright then. I'll just do it for some fun but I would love if others will join in because I love talking about books (well in this case writing about them) but I'll stop my jabbering and write some posts. As many and as best as I can! Hope you'll have fun reading them.

Shug by Jenny Han

Summary: Annemarie Wilcox, or Shug as her family calls her, is beginning to think there's nothing worse than being twelve. She's too tall, too freckled, and way too flat-chested. Shug is sure that there's not one good or amazing thing about her. And now she has to start junior high, where the friends she counts most dear aren't acting so dear anymore -- especially Mark... (Goodreads)
Annemarie Wilcox or Shug as everyone likes to call her is a girl like no other but as all girls do at a certain age doesn't see that. Mark has been her best friend so long that when she sees him one day and sees him differently she is surprised but she sort of welcomes it. The only problem is that he's a boy and doesn't notice her. He doesn't really "see her" like she sees him.
Her sister Celia is so much prettier than her wheras she sees herself as plain. She may seem tough but in reality shes doesn't feel as adequate or see herself as beautiful. Her family li…