Sunday, January 24, 2010

Lusting for Covers (4)

Lusting for Covers is a weekly meme, held on Sunday, that allows bloggers to share their current cover obsession with fellow book lovers.

Here's what you do:

1- Take the graphic (left) to use on your post. Remember to give credit to the original host (TBQ).

2- Choose your own book cover that you've fallen in "lust" with in the past week. It can be new, old, a reprint, or even a book that is not yet out-- it's all up to you! If you find a cover that catches your eye, then showcase it on your blog, and let others see the pretty covers out there.

3- Copy the direct link to your own L4C post into the comment section on my post (when in doubt, use this link and then scroll down to find the post), and allow others to come and see what you picked!


4- Besides posting the picture of the book cover you chose, it's nice to provide the book summary, title, author, or a website link for the book. It's not required, but it can help you readers' to add more books to their own list! A brief "Why I choose this cover" is also appreciated, but not required.

NOTE: PLEASE link back to my blog ( somewhere in your post, letting viewers know that it is my meme, not something you are trying to call your own. Failing to do so, with the intent of actually calling this your own work, will result in trouble! I hate threatening, but really, is it so hard to post a link that says "This meme is hosted by TBQ."? Link love is great, and actually quite easy-- please use it!


Here's my candidate for the week:

Title: Nomansland
Author: Lesley Hauge
Publisher/Publication Date: Henry Holt and Co. (June 22, 2010)
Summary (Amazon):
Sometime in the future, after devastating wars and fires, a lonely, windswept island in the north is populated solely by women. Among these women is a group of teenaged Trackers—expert equestrians and archers—whose job is to protect their shores from the enemy. The enemy, they’ve been told, is men.

When these girls come upon a partially buried home from the distant past, they are fascinated by the strange objects—high-heeled shoes, teen magazines, make-up—found there. What are they to make of these mysterious things, which introduce a world they have never known? And what does it mean for their strict society where friendship is forbidden and rules must be obeyed—at all costs?

Reminiscent of The Giver but with a feminist twist, Nomansland is a powerful, shocking story that will challenge young readers’ perspectives and provoke much discussion over the timely and controversial issues presented.

Even though it may not be as "lusty" as my previous choices, I really love this cover-- it tells a story, even before you read it! So much power in her pose, and though the colors are not as bright as I usually like in a cover, they still convey a message-- fantasy and a world outside of my everyday life. Add to that the interesting story line, and this one is on my wish list this year!

What cover are you currently lusting for? Tell me, I want to know! Follow the directions above on how to post your own Lusting for Covers, and leave a comment telling me what you think of Nomansland's cover.



Until Next Time,


Lea said...

Nice Choice TBQ!!

I love the imagery, it is very unique. The book sounds really good!!

Thanks for sharing.


Amy C said...

I didn't miss this weeks Lusting for Covers! I missed the last two...

You know, your book choice sounds like an engaging read. One that I would very much like to read. I don't read many YA books, but something about htis one is intriguing. I like the idea of how drastic life changed after a devastating event in the past. I'll keep my eye out for this one.

Janna said...

I like this meme a lot and hope to join next Sunday. I'm wondering if the covers have to be from new releases? Or can they be from any book?

The_Book_Queen said...

One of the reasons I choose it-- even if it's not the normal "lust worthy" kind of cover, it's still eye catching. :D

Amy C---
:D I'm glad that I was able to introduce a new book to you, especially one from a genre you normally don't read. I personally love reading YA almost as much as romance. :) So if you ever feel like venturing more into the YA genre, and need suggestions, you know where to look!

I hope to see your L4C next Sunday! :D The covers do not have to be from new books, they can be ones that are already out or even ones from 10 years ago-- it's all up to you!


Janna said...

That makes it a lot easier, so I'm definitely gonna give the L4C a try! :D