Cover Crazy: 1: The Hair Thing
Weird cover all over, but the hair and the textures is nice. Wish that yellow hadn't been there though. Why not sea-blue?
In the future, in a world baked dry by the harsh sun, there are those who live inside the wall and those, like sixteen-year-old midwife Gaia Stone, who live outside. Gaia has always believed it is her duty, with her mother, to hand over a small quota of babies to the Enclave. But when Gaia's mother and father are arrested by the very people they so dutifully serve, Gaia is forced to question everything she has been taught to believe. Gaia's choice is now simple: enter the world of the Enclave to rescue her parents, or die trying.
Caragh O'Brien's next book, Prized, has a gorgeous cover, which I will feature in next week's Cover Crazy.
2. Keep Sweet by Michele Dominiguez Greene
I discovered this book looking for the cover, and now it's on by must-read pile! The cover is gorgeous, I wish the text had looked a little more impressive.
Alva Jane has never questioned her parents, never questioned her faith, never questioned her future. She is content with the strict rules that define her life in Pineridge, the walled community where she lives with her father, his seven wives, and her twenty-eight siblings. This is the only world Alva has ever known, and she has never thought to challenge it.
But everything changes when Alva is caught giving her long-time crush an innocent first kiss. Beaten, scorned, and now facing a forced marriage to a violent, fifty-year old man, Alva suddenly realizes how much she has to lose--and how impossible it will be to escape.