You know how sometimes you see a picture of cover art online and you’re all “meh” and then someone takes a picture of the novel out in the wild and you’re, all “WHAT.”
Let me explain.
Take exhibit A, above. I’ll admit to seeing the graphic of Cynthia Hand’s Unearthly online and not thinking much about it. I did read the synopsis, after all. My first observations: it’s certainly not horrendous. Yes, it’s another pretty girl in another pretty dress with another somber look on her face. The title type is beautiful.
Now take exhibit B:
Oh sweet goodness LOOK AT THE TEXTURE. My lovely friend Jen posted this on Twitter the other day, which caused me to momentarily freak out.
Holy foil embossing, Batman, it’s so shiny!