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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Not only I find this cover attractive but I think the premise is very appealing too!

The Book of Fires by Jane Borodale
ISBN-13: 9780670021062
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
Published: January 2010

Synopsis (From B&N):

Reminiscent of Year of Wonders, a captivating debut novel of fireworks, fortune, and a young woman's redemption

It is 1752 and seventeen-year-old Agnes Trussel arrives in London pregnant with an unwanted child. Lost and frightened, she finds herself at the home of Mr. J. Blacklock, a brooding fireworks maker who hires Agnes as an apprentice. As she learns to make rockets, portfires, and fiery rain, she slowly gains his trust and joins his quest to make the most spectacular fireworks the world has ever seen.

Jane Borodale offers a masterful portrayal of a relationship as mysterious and tempestuous as any the Bront√ęs conceived. Her portrait of 1750s London is unforgettable, from the grimy streets to the inner workings of a household where little is as it seems. Through it all, the clock is ticking, for Agnes's secret will not stay secret forever.

Deeply atmospheric and intimately told from Agnes's perspective, The Book of Fires will appeal to readers of Geraldine Brooks, Sarah Waters, Sheri Holman, and Michel Faber.

10 Responses
  1. Sandy Nawrot Says:

    Not only is the cover beautiful, but that synopsis really grabs your attention as well! Comparing itself to the Brontes!

  2. Anonymous Says:

    Love the cover. The synopsis is equally good.

  3. Anonymous Says:

    Looks gorgeous and sounds intriguing. Great pick :-)

  4. Ana S. Says:

    Oooh...I do like both the story and the premise!

  5. Ceri Says:

    Ooh, I read about this last year and it sounded like a really good read but it didn't have that gorgeous cover. I was going to order it from a site I review books from but someone got there before me. :P

  6. Melody Says:

    Thanks everyone, for your comments! I'm definitely adding this book onto my wishlist!! :D

  7. bermudaonion Says:

    I love that cover too!

  8. Veens Says:

    You got e interested! It is a b'ful cover!
    I missed out on this post this week, I am going to start nxt week :)

  9. The Bookworm Says:

    sounds good, and the cover is really nice!

  10. Alice Says:

    I really like that cover!

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