By the Cover

Posted October 19th, 2010 by in *Feature/Meme / 0 comments

by the cover
How many of us love to stand in a bookstore and just stare at all the gorgeous book covers? Go on raise your hand you know you do! But we aren’t supposed to judge a book by it’s cover. A really pretty cover; however, can drag us in all the same. We’ll be picking out some of our favorite covers and displaying them here for you. To be honest, we may not know whether or not the book is any good but if the cover is anything to go by…..


Blameless by Gail Carriger – Alexia Taragotti Book 3
Book Description from Amazon:

Quitting her husband’s house and moving back in with her horrible family, Lady Maccon becomes the scandal of the London season.

Queen Victoria dismisses her from the Shadow Council, and the only person who can explain anything, Lord Akeldama, unexpectedly leaves town. To top it all off, Alexia is attacked by homicidal mechanical ladybugs, indicating, as only ladybugs can, the fact that all of London’s vampires are now very much interested in seeing Alexia quite thoroughly dead.

While Lord Maccon elects to get progressively more inebriated and Professor Lyall desperately tries to hold the Woolsey werewolf pack together, Alexia flees England for Italy in search of the mysterious Templars. Only they know enough about the preternatural to explain her increasingly inconvenient condition, but they may be worse than the vampires — and they’re armed with pesto.

Lisa’s Thoughts:

Holy steam punk, Batman! I’m really becoming fascinated with the steam punk genre because it just looks so darn cool! You can just tell this is going to be a fun novel. You have the dark, dirty background (I think it’s supposed to represent or is the background of Paris?) showing it’s grit and grime. The city looks beautiful and classic, yet at the same time dark and unclean. Then at the front of it all is this beautiful, elegant lady wearing the most amazing ruby colored dress with perhaps the coolest parasol I’ve ever seen! I don’t know if that’s just the way the light it hitting it, but it looks black and white to me (WoW!)…anyway, she looks like she should be walking down a fashion runway rather than walking in that city!

What I love about steam punk…it’s historical fantasy or paranormal combined into one amazing story. Which for me, combines two of my favorite things! The themes and story are set is a previous time period yet almost feel futuristic. Which is exactly what this cover embodies. It’s classic, yet modern. A timeless and sharp representation of the genre itself. And of course I love the gargoyle too! It’s a wonderful touch to a series with many paranormal elements! I just love it all!

It just so happens that they have this amazing video for the Blameless novel. Basically the “Making Of” – which you really should check out, because it’s pretty awesome!

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Stephanie

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No Responses to “By the Cover”

  1. JenM

    So, I couldn't tell if you'd read this series or not, but if you haven't, it's awesome! The cover really is representative of the book (of the whole series in fact) and Alexia is never without her trusty parasol. It's a Victorian comedy of manners set in a steampunk world with vampires, and werewolves. The first book was only slightly steampunkish, but as it goes on, that element gets stronger and stronger. Plus the books are laugh out loud funny.

  2. JenM

    So, I couldn't tell if you'd read this series or not, but if you haven't, it's awesome! The cover really is representative of the book (of the whole series in fact) and Alexia is never without her trusty parasol. It's a Victorian comedy of manners set in a steampunk world with vampires, and werewolves. The first book was only slightly steampunkish, but as it goes on, that element gets stronger and stronger. Plus the books are laugh out loud funny.

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