This is a weekly event hosted by Marcia of The Printed Page every Wednesday.

Marcia says:

I love beautiful, and interesting, cover art so every Wednesday I post my 'Cover Attraction' for the week along with a synopsis of the book. Everyone is welcome to stop by and, if they'd like, post a link to their favorite weekly book cover.

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My find this week is Ash by Malinda Lo. This book is not even released yet (until September) but I fell in love with the cover and plus, I am thoroughly hooked by the synopsis!

ISBN-13: 9780316040099
Publisher: Little Brown Bks Young Readers
Published: September 2009


In the wake of her father’s death, Ash is left at the mercy of her cruel stepmother. Consumed with grief, her only joy comes by the light of the dying hearth fire, re-reading the fairy tales her mother once told her. In her dreams, someday the fairies will steal her away, as they are said to do. When she meets the dark and dangerous fairy Sidhean, she believes that her wish may be granted.

The day that Ash meets Kaisa, the King’s Huntress, her heart begins to change. Instead of chasing fairies, Ash learns to hunt with Kaisa. Though their friendship is as delicate as a new bloom, it reawakens Ash’s capacity for love—and her desire to live. But Sidhean has already claimed Ash for his own, and she must make a choice between fairy tale dreams and true love.

Entrancing, empowering, and romantic, Ash is about the connection between life and love, and solitude and death, where transformation can come from even the deepest grief.

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16 Responses
  1. Ana S. Says:

    Yes! Beautiful cover, and the book itself sounds beyond awesome.

  2. Iliana Says:

    This sounds like such a bittersweet story. Will be on the look out for it!

  3. Stephanie Says:

    OMG, LOVE the cover!!

  4. Anonymous Says:

    I've seen this cover around and really like it. It's different. So is the book summary.

  5. Alice Says:

    Another beautiful cover with a good story. Great find, Melody.

  6. Julia Says:

    Interesting cover, never seen one like it :) I hope it a good story from the inside the way it look good on the cover :)

  7. Ladytink_534 Says:

    That is a cool looking cover. Doesn't hurt that the story sounds great too lol.

  8. Debi Says:

    Ohh, that is one cool cover, but it is the description of the book that has really grabbed sounds fabulous! Thanks, Melody!

  9. Melody Says:

    Hi my dear friends! This will be one of my most anticipated books of the year, along with Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins! ;)

  10. Bummer you have to wait all the way until September!! It is a great cover!

  11. Melody Says:

    Trish - Indeed! I hope the time passes quickly!

  12. The Bookworm Says:

    that is a beautiful cover. And the book sounds good.

  13. Melody Says:

    Naida - Glad you think so too! :D

  14. This is a beautiful cover. I like the contrast in dark and light colors.

  15. Melody Says:

    Wendy - It's a beautiful cover, isn't it? :)

  16. Darlene Says:

    Oh wow, that is a really beautiful cover.

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