Monday, February 28, 2011

What's on the Cover?

Nickel Plated

It's Monday, it's time to discuss the covers of new books I'm reading. I'm still engrossed in Pictures of You by Caroline Leavitt and Home to Woefield by Susan Juby. But my reading obsessed brain couldn't resist starting some new books. The first one is Nickel Plated by Aric Davis. Fifty-plus pages in I'm intrigued. A young boy named Nickel has learned to survive on his own as a private investigator, drug dealer and scam artist. If that cover is any indication, Nickel is in for a wild ride. A young kid riding past a target sheet filled with bullet holes. Is that a fairy story? No, it's a departure for the usual YA books out there. I like the writing, but I'm finding it hard to believe a 12-year-old could be so resourceful. I there are some really tough kids out there, but some things are a stretch of the imagination. Or maybe, I just grew up differently, so it's hard for me to fathom certain things. Stay tuned!!

The Tapestry of Love

I've also started The Tapestry of Love by Rosy Thornton. I'm on a bit of a romance kick. Some of next month's review will lean on the romantic side. This one is about a London woman who moves to the French countryside. It turns out her new life isn't what she hoped for. The cover looks like a beautiful painting. An idyllic setting for a quieter life. A place where one can relax and forget about life in the city. I'm only up to chapter three, so it's a little early for me to form an opinion. But I'm intrigued.

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