A Note:


I once told myself: IF I am accepted into grad school, this blog would no longer be updated. As it turns out, in April, I received news of my acceptance for the Fall 2013 semester, where I will attain a Master's degree of Science in Nutrition.

Running a blog, as many of you may already know, is a demanding side job once the excitement wears off. And once I fell out of the blogging community's loop (have you SEEN how many blogs there are now? Wow!), it was like the kiss of death. Despite my best efforts, I couldn't get into a blogging routine once this happened due to the disconnect I felt from the community.

So I took a break. I struggled with the loss and with missing my blog. And then I realized I didn't have to run Book Faery to still be a book reviewer; I could read my books and post reviews online. I'm still a book review blogger, just not in the traditional sense.

I'll still be online. You can chat with me on Twitter, where I'll be posting links to my reviews and talking books. I'll also be posting links to nutrition articles. And if you'd like to connect with me where I guarantee I will post reviews, just add me as a friend on Goodreads.

So that's all, folks! It's been a fun and amazing journey, and I thank you all for listening to my thoughts about books. I hope we all can keep in touch elsewhere :)


Monday, September 5, 2011

Cover Wars: A Beautiful Evil versus Shifting

Tori here.

If you followed Book Faery back in June 2010, you may remember an old feature I ran for a few weeks: Cover Wars (see older posts here). You may also remember that, due to a chaotic schedule (and the first Battle of the Sexies), I cut this fun little showdown out from the blog schedule shortly after.

Much to my chagrin, I've never really had an opportunity to revive this fun post--until now. Thanks to one of my great blogger friends Amanda (@AnthrBookJunkie), our wonderful feature will be back on the blog!

Please give a warm welcome to our new guest poster, who will be running Cover Wars on Mondays from now on! Over to you, Amanda :)

Cover Wars
(inspired by Kate's Throwdown Thursday at The Neverending Shelf)

Cover Wars is a weekly post occurring every Monday at Book Faery.
Two covers will have a "face off," and it will be up to the readers to
decide who is the victor and who is the loser.  This is a great way for
readers to have their voice be heard, while also promoting new/old books
in the process.

A Beautiful Evil vs Shifting

Both books are upcoming YA releases
The covers both feature a strong piece of symbolism, the snake, representing elements that actually have very little in common.

Which do you prefer? Why?



  1. I'd pick A Beautiful Evil just because it just looks more interesting to me. It fits its title. Displaying a beautiful girl and a snake to represent evil.

  2. I prefer A Beautiful Evil.

    1) It's not a close-up of the protag's face, like so many other YAs have done.

    2) ABE's got a nice color balance. SHIFTING is washed out, and that shade of green (at least on my monitor) does not draw my eye to the snake--which seems to be the whole point of the cover. It actually took me a while to notice the snake at all because the model's expression kept distracting me.

    3) SHIFTING's cover model reminds me of Anna Paquin, and we all know how I feel about her between ruining Rogue in X-men and then playing the role of Sookie.... :P

  3. I just love the SHIFTING cover because of her hair! Though I wish they'd left the snake the same color as her hair.
    The simplicity of it would catch my attention first. I usually stray from covers with a lot of cover.
    However they're both beautiful covers & now I'm all interested.
    Gracias chica.

  4. I prefer Beautiful Evil over Shifting because its sense of mysticism; the model is giving us her back, her face is hidden! The snake flows straight from her hair--it looks natural! Black catches my attention moreso than the other and the title is enticing. :)

    Best of luck!


    Can Alex save Winter from the darkness that hunts her?

    YA Paranormal Romance, Darkspell coming fall of 2011!

  5. I like this feature a lot! I think that both covers are really nice. I hadn't heard of either one, but they're both on my Goodreads now!

    I like them both, but I think A BEAUTIFUL EVIL is my favorite. It has more interesting points to look at and a better color balance. I also like that it's the model's back, though that reminds me a bit of SWEET VENOM.

    And Tori's, I also think that SHIFTING reminds me of Anna Paquin a bit!!

  6. I don't really like either, because I have a serious snake phobia. But, if I HAD to choose, I'd go with A Beautiful Evil.