Monday, August 20, 2012

Cover Crazy: Renegade

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...
Renegade, by J.A. Souders

At first glance, the cover for Renegade seems like just another pretty-girl-in-a-dress cover, but there's actually so much more to it. I love the juxtaposition of the flawlessly positioned girl and the tranquility of the garden with the rusted background  and what seems to be cracks down the window in the back, as well as the subtle touch that the rose has stabbed the girl's hand, and there is blood dripping down her fingers onto her dress.

It took me a little while to realize, but this seems like an illustrated cover. As always, illustrated covers get automatic points of awesome, but I really like this particular illustration style with this cover. I love how it looks almost real, but upon close inspection, you realize that it couldn't possibly be a photograph, just as Evelyn thinks she is certain of the reality in her world, but once she looks closer, it is proven to be something else entirely.

Want to know more about Renegade?
Summary (from Goodreads):
Since the age of three, sixteen-year-old Evelyn Winters has been trained to be Daughter of the People in the underwater utopia known as Elysium. Selected from hundreds of children for her ideal genes all her life she’s thought that everything was perfect; her world. Her people. The Law.

But when Gavin Hunter, a Surface Dweller, accidentally stumbles into their secluded little world, she’s forced to come to a startling realization: everything she knows is a lie. Her memories have been altered. Her mind and body aren’t under her own control. And the person she knows as Mother is a monster.

Together with Gavin she plans her escape, only to learn that her own mind is a ticking time bomb... and Mother has one last secret that will destroy them all.

What do you think of this cover? 
Do you agree or disagree with my analysis?

What are you crazy about this week?
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