I’ll admit it, I’m a cover whore. There’s a saying don’t judge a book by it’s cover, but I can’t not! There are some really beautiful covers out there and as I am a visual person I’m immediately drawn to explore a book further based solely on that first glance. With that said, we are going to post a new feature that highlights our favorite covers of the month. This month I am highlighting Ruth Frances Long’s The Treachery of Beautiful Things. The woods, that dress, the flowers, the beautiful girl, and what is she looking at? All these add up to a stunning and mysterious cover. Now that the cover has you hooked read on for the equally intriguing synopses from Goodreads:
A darkly compelling mix of romance, fairy tale, and suspense from a new voice in teen fiction.
The trees swallowed her brother whole, and Jenny was there to see it. Now seventeen, she revisits the woods where Tom was taken, resolving to say good-bye at last. Instead, she’s lured into the trees, where she finds strange and dangerous creatures who seem to consider her the threat. Among them is Jack, mercurial and magnetic, with secrets of his own. Determined to find her brother, with or without Jack’s help, Jenny struggles to navigate a faerie world where stunning beauty masks some of the most treacherous evils, and she’s faced with a choice between salvation or sacrifice–and not just her own.
The Treachery of Beautiful things was released on August 16, 2012 by Dial Books.