Saturday, February 11, 2012
Shelf Candy (1)
Shelf Candy is a weekly meme created by Steph at Five Alarm Book Reviews. Each week I'll feature a book cover I find gorgeous, evocative or interesting in one way or another. For more info on the meme, check out the introduction post here.
By Kristen Painter
Why I chose this cover: It's absolutely gorgeous. The degree of detail work in the framing of the model, the gold painted onto the model's back (even if done digitally, it's amazing), her gown and her hair. The detail involved is incredible. I love the grey color scheme with red and gold as the only colors coming through because of their importance in the book. Honestly, this cover was the only reason I even noticed the novel, and while I still have it open and half read on my e-reader, I'm glad I did.
Synopsis: The lacy gold mapped her entire body. A finely-wrought filigree of stars, vines, flowers, butterflies, ancient symbols and words ran from her feet, up her legs, over her narrow waist, spanned her chest and finished down her arms to the tips of her fingers.
Born into a life of secrets and service, Chrysabelle’s body bears the telltale marks of a comarré—a special race of humans bred to feed vampire nobility. When her patron is murdered, she becomes the prime suspect, which sends her running into the mortal world…and into the arms of Malkolm, an outcast vampire cursed to kill every being from whom he drinks.
Now Chrysabelle and Malkolm must work together to stop a plot to merge the mortal and supernatural worlds. If they fail, a chaos unlike anything anyone has ever seen will threaten to reign.