Sunday, June 27, 2010

Cat-o-Covers [2]

Welcome to my newest whenever-I-feel-like-it feature!  I know there are cover features all over the place, but this one is unique because it highlights some of the books I have on hand in a picture with the my darling Fatty!  I will also add comparison covers if they exist and give my humble opinion on what I see, picking my favorites.  I hope you enjoy, so comment if you do! I love hearing from you!

This CoC we are going to cover Fallen by Lauren Kate!
Read my review of Fallen *here*

Before I began reading YA intentionally, I often browsed the YA section in my local bookstore, wondering about all these books that shared a genre with my WIP's.  Nearly every time I did this, my eye fell on Fallen and I picked it up.

Had I the extra money, I probably would have bought the book on the cover alone.  I love this cover.  I love the shades of blue, the sparse looking trees in the background.  I love the girl in her dark formal dress and lace fingerless gloves in the foreground.  I love the dramatic font that fits the dark tone of the rest of the cover.  I love the simplicity of it.  In a word: gorgeous.

I couldn't find any truly alternative covers for this book, but I did find something I thought was interesting,

This is a slightly different cover of Fallen by Lauren Kate next to the CD cover for Evanescence's album Fallen:

Though I remember this CD cover from when it came out, I didn't think of it when I picked up the book Fallen.  But it is intriguing that the font of both covers is similar and the coloring identical.  Is this a coincidence?

Perhaps.  I'd say the similarities have more to do with the general subject matter within the works rather than intentional planning.  Both works have a dark, mysterious tone to them, with the added veins of danger and romance.  So am I surprised the covers are similar?  Not really.  This album could actually serve as a fitting soundtrack to the story.  And both being called Fallen?  Just icing on the drama cake.

I just wish the story had captivated me as much as the cover did.  I've seen what the next book in the Fallen series looks like, and I'm excited to actually see it in stores soon.

What are your feelings on this cover?  Comment and let me know!  Thanks for stopping by! ^_^


  1. Wow those covers do look alike!

  2. Lol, that's what I said when I stumbled on it! I think if I had been a huge Evanescence fan I would have made the connection sooner, but it was cool to realize anyhow.

  3. That is a very pretty cover! It would definitely catch my eye in a book store. I know you're not supposed to judge a book by its cover, but I'm always tempted to pick up books with nice covers like this.

  4. I'm the exact same way. I once read somewhere that as a reader challenge we should read a book with an awful cover that catches our interest the least, just for a fun twist on the way we read. Sounds interesting. ^_^

  5. Haha. I love this cover as well. Have you seen her new one? GORGEOUS!

  6. Yes and I agree! I hope the book is better than this one though, lol. ^-^

  7. I love the Fallen cover, it's gorgeous.


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