I gave myself a week to recover from the post-election stupor, but I can't stay away forever. Even though internship and post doc applications are taking up significant portions of my time. I'm going to ease in with some cover gushing, and then expect a return to lists, reviews, and hopefully a few discussion posts I've been meaning to get out. I also owe you all a bunch of comment replies and comment on your own blogs, so come say hi or tweet at me (@sarcasmlemons) if I've been too quiet! Much love to all. I hope you're taking care of yourselves.
I love the simple beauty of this cover. It's an upcoming fantasy about a girl with the water in her blood, who finds herself mired in politics, intrigue, and piracy. The sparkly beauty of the cover gives a gentle but understated impression of fantasy. It's also continuing the recent seeming trend of very swirly, stylized covers without girls on the cover, which is always welcome. The centerpiece of the moon is striking, and I love the embellishments on the text. It reminds me very much of a simpler, monochrome version of Caraval, which shouldn't shock since Stephanie Garber herself blurbed it. I think the smooth, shiny blue will look even better in person, maybe with some foil?