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I love it when you see the cover of a book and your first thought is, "WOW That is gorgeous!" The cover of a book is very important, in fact, it is the reason why some people read the novel in the first place.
This past summer, when I was traveling to North Carolina with my grandparents, I couldn't decide which of my many books to read next. I put them all into a nice, neat stack and handed them to my grandmother and asked her to choose my next read for me. Now, if she had done this for me, naturally I would have read through each synopsis and decided which one looked most interesting. Nope, not my grandmother. She took one look at the front of each book and goes- "You should read this one!" I replied, "but you don't even know what it's about." And you know what she said? "Who cares? I like this cover the best."
So, long story short, the cover has a lot to do with how successful a book is- what is the first book you look at in the bookstore? The one with the plain brown cover or one like the one shown below?
For my Saturday's Shelf Candy I have decided to highlight Maria V. Snyder's "Touch of Power".
I just love the colors that are used in the cover and the blast of light that is coming from her fingers. I think that this cover is just beautiful!
This book was released on December 20, 2011
Wanna know what this book is about? Click here.
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Don't forget to check out Maria's Website here
Last thing!! Other series by Maria V. Snyder that I highly recomend are The Study Series (Poision Study, Magic Study, and Fire Study) and the Glass Series (Storm Glass, Sea Glass and Spy Glass)
Thanks for reading!!