Monday, February 20, 2012

Cover Crazy: The Aviary

Cover Crazy is a weekly meme hosted by The Book Worms on Mondays. The idea is to showcase a beautiful book cover each week.

This week, I'm crazy about...
The Aviary, by Kathleen O'Dell

I am completely crazy about this cover. It stands out and is immediately recognizable. The green background offsets the black foreground, and I love that everything is silhouetted. It both reflects the mystery of the story and creates a unique look that is not easily forgettable. This cover totally wants to make me read the book!

Want to know more about The Aviary?
Summary (from Goodreads):
Twelve-year-old Clara Dooley has spent her whole life in the Glendoveer mansion, where her mother is a servant to the kind and elderly matron of the house. Clara has never known another home. In fact, she's confined to the grand estate due to a mysterious heart condition. But it's a comfortable life, and if it weren't for the creepy squawking birds in the aviary out back, a completely peaceful one too.

But once old Mrs. Glendoveer passes away, Clara comes to learn many dark secrets about the family. The Glendoveers suffered a horrific tragedy: their children were kidnapped, then drowned. And their father George Glendoveer, a famous magician and illusionist, stood accused until his death. As Clara digs deeper and deeper into the terrifying events, the five birds in the aviary seem to be trying to tell her something. And Clara comes to wonder: what is their true identity? Clara sets out to solve a decades-old murder mystery—and in doing so, unlocks a secret in her own life, too. Kathleen O'Dell deftly weaves magic, secret identities, evil villians, unlikely heroes, and the wonder of friendship into a mystery adventure with all the charm of an old fashioned classic.

What do you think of the cover for The Aviary?
Leave your thoughts in the comments!

What are you crazy about this week?


SusieBookworm (Susanna) said...

I agree, what a lovely cover! I generally love the covers of MG books...they're so creative and pretty. Looks like an interesting read, too.

Pica said...

Susie- I love MG covers too. They always make me want to know what's inside. Also, I just picked up The Aviary from the library, so I'll post about my thoughts when I finish it. I've heard it's excellent!


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