Saturday, February 12, 2011

Cover Love: Abandon, by Meg Cabot

I have fallen in love. With a book cover. In fact, this should be called Cover Adoration, not just Cover Love.





I love the colour palette, the brown-gold-sepia look. I adore the beautiful dress the girl is wearing. I love how she's lying there across the earth, with one arm thrown back, so... abandoned! And I love, love, love the gracefully twirling flower pattern.

In summary: This is one book where I've been definitely, seriously, majorly influenced purely by the cover!


15 comments:

Tony Benson said...

Hi Rachel, I agree - that's outstanding cover art. Is there an artist credit? I'd be interested to know who the artist was.

Margo Benson said...

The colour scheme is so classy. I adore the 'A' in Abandon.....I want that A.

Madeline said...

Rachel this cover is gorgeous! :D The "she knows what it's like to die" is interesting too. I'd buy this book, I wouldn't even have to read the inside to see what it's about. ;) The flowers are pretty, too!

Emy Shin said...

This cover is so gorgeous -- very elegant, too. :)

Carole Anne Carr said...

Now you have me worrying about my own book covers.. :0)

Carol Riggs said...

That IS lovely. I especially like how it drapes across the entire cover, even to the back. Good stuff! I hope I'm as lucky when I get published, to get a strong cover. :)

gideon 86 said...

Yes,

I can certainly see why you have so much adoration for this cover. The stenciling is very similar to your blog backdrop.... coincidence? Maybe not...


Michael

Francesca Amendolia said...

You're right! It's gorgeous! Have you seen the cover for The Vespertine? I think it's a similar palette and equally gorgeous!

from a fellow crusader!

LV said...

Oh, that's so pretty. I bet it smells even better, too. Can you write about how they smell?!

Rachel Morgan said...

Tony, the small print on the back inside flap says:

Jacket photograph by Michael Frost
Jacket design by Elizabeth B. (and I think the surname is Parisi - can't see clearly!).

RaShelle said...

I agree, the cover is beautiful. An entire book, I was completely taken by: ghostgirl by: Tonya Hurley. The cover is black with pink flowers and the girl is in a cut out coffin. The pages are silver. Every pages is a pleasure to look at. The book was $18. I'd buy it again, just to hold the thing. LOL

Regina said...

This cover is very delightful. I can see how you would adore it. I think I need to add that book to my TBR list.

Cally Jackson said...

Completely agree. Absolutely adore this cover. I'd love the cover of my first book to look something like this. By the way, I look forward to crusading with you in the writers' platform-building crusade!

Sari Webb said...

This is a very beautiful cover. I definitely judge books by their cover. Can't help it. If it looks boring I'm probably not going to pick it up.

I'm in your crusade group by the way.

brittanydhoward said...

We're actually giving away an ARC copy of this book right now on my book blog, if you're interested! It's excellent, by the way!

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