Thursday, May 9, 2013

Cover Love #28

A novel about the end of days full of surprising beginnings 

The world is living in the shadow of oncoming disaster. An asteroid is set to strike the earth in just one week’s time; catastrophe is unavoidable. The question isn’t how to save the world—the question is, what to do with the time that's left? Against this stark backdrop, three island teens wrestle with intertwining stories of love, friendship and family—all with the ultimate stakes at hand.

Alexandra Coutts's TUMBLE & FALL is a powerful story of courage, love, and hope at the end of the world.
If you'd asked me, I would have said that this cover went to a slow-paced, probably angsty contemporary. Modern clothing, a boy nuzzling a girl's neck. Contemporary! And yet I would have been entranced despite myself. I love their outfits, their expressions, the colors, the falling yellow glitter things, the FONT! I love it all.

And then I read that it's about the end of life on Earth (thanks to a rogue asteroid), which I wouldn't have guessed at all from the cover, and yet it fits. The falling sparkles, the way she's staring up, everything fits somehow. And yet the focus always goes back to him and to her, because while the asteroid might be the catalyst, the heart of the story is the relationships.

What do you think of this cover? And what cover are YOU loving this week?