Thursday, December 6, 2012

Cover Love #17

The cover I'm about to show you is so full of win, it's incalculable. How full of win is it? The book it's attached to is the third in a series that I've never read, and it's about a scenario that I simply don't enjoy. And yet the book is on my to-read list solely based on the prettiness of the cover.

When Jo Winter’s parents send her off to live with her rich cousin on the glittering island of Manhattan, it’s to find a husband and forget about her brother Teddy’s death. But all that glitters is not gold,. Caught up in the swirl of her cousin’s bobbed-hair set—and the men that court them—Jo soon realizes that the talk of marriage never stops, and behind the seemingly boundless gains are illicit business endeavors, gangsters, and their molls. Jo would much rather spend time the handsome but quiet Charles, a waiter at the Algonquin Hotel, than drape herself over a bootlegger.

But when she befriends a moll to one of the most powerful men in town, Jo begins to uncover secrets—secrets that threaten an empire and could secure Jo’s freedom from her family. Can her newfound power buy her love? Or will it to ruin Jo, and everyone around her?
I haven't gotten caught up in the '20s craze (yet), and Mafia stories usually make me unpleasantly tense. However, I adore this cover (and the word "molls"). It's so different from anything else I can think of on a typical YA shelf. The white really makes the cover pop, while the girl shrouded in shadows oozes mystery. This is one of the few covers where a pretty dress makes SENSE. A girl in the '20s wouldn't be running around in shorts, and a girl mixed up with the Mob is going to dress herself up a notch.

And those pearls draped like chains? Love! Tying oneself to the Mafia is never without a price.

What do you think of this cover and what are cover are YOU loving this Thursday?