Cover Lover #12

Cover Lover features covers that catch my eye in some way, whether good or bad, and you’re very welcome to steal the header image and join in yourself. Link up your posts at the bottom. And yes, that is a rather naff rainbow-heart.

I don’t know if I’ll ever read this one because of the amount of books I’d like to get through this year (though I’ve heard great things about it), and I’m not particularly fond of the girl on the front, but my god this is a beautiful piece of cover art. I have a thing for this shade of blue, throw in some glitter and some lovely typography and I’m all over it. Though perhaps the text at the bottom is a little too spaced out.. I dunno.


It’s been several generations since a genetic experiment gone wrong caused the Reduction, decimating humanity and giving rise to a Luddite nobility who outlawed most technology.

Elliot North has always known her place in this world. Four years ago Elliot refused to run away with her childhood sweetheart, the servant Kai, choosing duty to her family’s estate over love. Since then the world has changed: a new class of Post-Reductionists is jumpstarting the wheel of progress, and Elliot’s estate is foundering, forcing her to rent land to the mysterious Cloud Fleet, a group of shipbuilders that includes renowned explorer Captain Malakai Wentforth–an almost unrecognizable Kai. And while Elliot wonders if this could be their second chance, Kai seems determined to show Elliot exactly what she gave up when she let him go.

But Elliot soon discovers her old friend carries a secret–one that could change their society . . . or bring it to its knees. And again, she’s faced with a choice: cling to what she’s been raised to believe, or cast her lot with the only boy she’s ever loved, even if she’s lost him forever.

Inspired by Jane Austen’s persuasion, “For Darkness Shows the Stars” is a breathtaking romance about opening your mind to the future and your heart to the one person you know can break it.

What do you think of this one? Pretty or trying too hard?


  1. I loved this book but agree she is completely anorexic looking! A Jane Austin dystopian was too intriguing not to read and I’m glad I did it was fantastic :)

  2. Oh yes, I love this cover… it’s been on my list for a while :) Must see if the library has it yet! I love the girl’s dress – I’m such a sucker for the swooshy dresses on covers these days!
    Angelya’s most recent post ..Review: The Waste Lands, Stephen King

  3. Ahhh! I love this cover, too, Hannah. :) (And the girl is better if you don’t look at her too closely.)
    Amanda @ On a Book Bender’s most recent post ..Top Off Tuesday [79]

    • I don’t even know what it is about the girl that I don’t like! I might have said “oh she’s too skinny” but I’m not that judgmental.. maybe she’s just too emotionless-model-chic.

      Anyway! I love the cover. It instantly caught my eye! :)
      Hannah’s most recent post ..Cover Lover #12

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