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 Gateway by Sharon Shinn. I love the oriental feel of this cover, and on top of that I am hooked by the premise!

ISBN-13: 9780670011780
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
Published: October 2009


As a Chinese adoptee in St. Louis, teenage Daiyu often feels out of place. When an elderly Asian jewelry seller at a street fair shows her a black jade ring—and tells her that "black jade" translates to "Daiyu"—she buys it as a talisman of her heritage. But it's more than that; it's magic. It takes Daiyu through a gateway into a version of St. Louis much like 19th century China. Almost immediately she is recruited as a spy, which means hours of training in manners and niceties and sleight of hand. It also means stealing time to be with handsome Kalen, who is in on the plan. There's only one problem. Once her task is done, she must go back to St. Louis and leave him behind forever. . . .

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15 Responses
  1. Sandy Nawrot Says:

    That one just comes out and smacks you in the face with the brilliant colors and beauty!

  2. Anonymous Says:

    Great cover!

  3. Darlene Says:

    I love this cover too. It's just so pretty with the coloring used.

  4. Andreea Says:

    This one sounds great and the cover is so beautiful:) Thanks for sharing!

  5. Ana S. Says:

    Well thanks a lot, I really want that book :P

  6. Melody Says:

    Thanks, ladies! I really love this cover! I need to add this onto my wishlist too! :D

  7. Alice Says:

    Beautiful cover, Melody!

  8. Melody Says:

    Alice - Glad you think so too! :D

  9. Matt Says:

    Both the cover and story are intriguing. Is it just me, but books with an Asian flavor are usually graced with beautiful covers that appeal to Americans?

  10. bermudaonion Says:

    I love that cover too!

  11. Anonymous Says:

    What a beautiful cover!

  12. The Bookworm Says:

    That is a gorgeous cover! I like the colors.

  13. Melody Says:

    Matt - I've that same thoughts too!

    Kathy, Carol & Naida - It's beautiful, isn't it? I love the colours combinations.

  14. Melody Says:

    Matt - I've that same thoughts too!

    Kathy, Carol & Naida - It's beautiful, isn't it? I love the colours combinations.

  15. Monique Says:

    I love that cover and the synopsis sounds really good. Thanks for featuring that book. I think I might add it to my list.

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