Showing posts from February, 2012

Cover Crazy: Nekro

Love, or hate it, but his covers always catch your eye.
Yep, I'm talking about Nekro, the Spanish artist who has captured the reading YA crowd's eyes with his searingly brilliant (and mostly bright red) book covers!
So from what I see, I can analyze that this man likes his details. The swirls and trills are perfect, as is what seems to be his favorite palette of colors- white, red, black- the black always metallic and simply gorgeous!
He works for most of the major publishing houses, and his credentials include the Norma Editorial book 13 Inches.
His book covers that you will recognize include:


The Anna Dressed in Blood series

The Blood Rights series

Article 5
13 Inches (his book)
And there you have it! Book cover candy for a week :) All the images are from this site: SITE His Blog is here: (Crap, I'm SO JEALOUS!) Ciao, guys.

Follow Friday 2

SO here's the second Follow Friday! Follow Friday is hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read, and this week's question is.....

Q: Define what characteristics your favorite books share. Do they all have a kick ass heroine or is the hot love interest the Alpha Male?I suppose I do like kickass heroines, but they aren't a must. What's a must for me is a romance of some kind, mostly the troubled kind, and dollops of great imaginative scenarios and crazy good writing.But alpha males are somehow a total no-no for me. I mean, I do enjoy a good hero with all his dirt and defiance, but not the kind that can make girls go so weak and kittenish that they can barely speak, let alone do any of their usual kickassery.But I guess, the writing matters most, and I'll enjoy all sorts of characters if it is just written well enough.

Freshman Year and Other Unnatural Disasters by Meredith Zeitlin: Review

288 pages Expected publication: March 1st 2012 by G.P. Putnam's Sons Kelsey Finkelstein is fourteen and FRUSTRATED. Every time she tries to live up to her awesome potential, her plans are foiled – by her impossible parents, her annoying little sister, and life in general. But with her first day of high school coming up, Kelsey is positive that things are going to change. Enlisting the help of her three best friends — sweet and quiet Em, theatrical Cass, and wild JoJo — Kelsey gets ready to rebrand herself and make the kind of mark she knows is her destiny.

Things start out great - her arch-nemesis has moved across the country, giving Kelsey the perfect opportunity to stand out on the soccer team and finally catch the eye of her long-time crush. But soon enough, an evil junior’s thirst for revenge, a mysterious photographer, and a series of other catastrophes make it clear that just be…