Saturday, 21 December 2013

Christmassy Book Covers

Dash and Lily's Book of Dares
Lily has left a red notebook full of challenges on a favorite bookstore shelf, waiting for just the right guy to come along and accept its dares. But is Dash that right guy? Or are Dash and Lily only destined to trade dares, dreams, and desires in the notebook they pass back and forth at locations across New York? Could their in-person selves possibly connect as well as their notebook versions? Or will they be a comic mismatch of disastrous proportions?
Dash & Lily's Book of DaresI personally wasn't a big fan of this book, but I'm thinking of attempting to read it again over the Christmas holidays. The cover of this book is just gorgeous. I love how the text is fitted into all these different New York road signs with the snow falling around the words. The colours are bright and bold but softly blend into one another making the book seem just even prettier. The houses on the front are all different colours and I think it's just amazing how this cover as been so brilliantly pulled off.

The Tragedy Paper
The Tragedy PaperTim Macbeth, a seventeen-year-old albino and a recent transfer to the prestigious Irving School, where the motto is “Enter here to be and find a friend.” A friend is the last thing Tim expects or wants—he just hopes to get through his senior year unnoticed. Yet, despite his efforts to blend into the background, he finds himself falling for the quintessential “It” girl, Vanessa Sheller, girlfriend of Irving’s most popular boy. To Tim's surprise, Vanessa is into him, too, but she can kiss her social status goodbye if anyone ever finds out. Tim and Vanessa begin a clandestine romance, but looming over them is the Tragedy Paper, Irving’s version of a senior year thesis, assigned by the school’s least forgiving teacher.

This is one of the many books that I am yet to read but really want to over the next couple of weeks while winter begins. I was a bit naive when I bought this, and fell in love with the cover way before I fell in love with the ideas behind the book - although I do like it now. This is possibly one of the most beautiful and elegant covers I have ever seen, with the snow falling heavily in New York and a silhouette running into the distance. This really reminds me of Christmas and I can't wait to read it.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows 
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7)'His hand closed automatically around the fake Horcrux, but in spite of everything, in spite of the dark and twisting path he saw stretching ahead for himself, in spite of the final meeting with Voldemort he knew must come, whether in a month, in a year, or in ten, he felt his heart lift at the thought that there was still one last golden day of peace left to enjoy with Ron and Hermione.' With these words "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" draws to a close. And here, in this seventh and final book, Harry discovers what fate truly has in store for him as he inexorably makes his way to that final meeting with Voldemort. 

This obviously is a book that I have read. Bar Goblet of Fire, I own the signature editions of the series which were released just after the final film was. The cover on this features Godric's Hollow on Christmas Eve where the gravestones are dusted in snow. The main reason that I regard this as Christmassy is because Harry and Hermione visit Godric's Hollow on Christmas Eve and the cover reflects this beautiful scene perfectly.

Holly x

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