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 26, 2011

Cover Wars: Dearly Departed VS The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer

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.

Last week we had a showdown between Rot & Ruin by Jonathan Maberry, and Handling the Undead by John Ajvide Lindqvist.

The Winner:

  Rot & Ruin by Jonathan Maberry

Dearly Departed vs The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer

Both covers are dark with themes that seem to represent death. 

Which do you prefer?



  1. I don't think I can be unbiased in this. Eep. I am DYING to read the Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, so I think the cover in imprinted in my brain. I'll go out on a limb and say maybe I would still pick Mara even if I wasn't already obsessed...

  2. I'm torn between these two; while I like the image in Mara, the font is somewhat distracting for me. In DD, the font doesn't interfere with the image, and I like the graveyard in the background.

    They both have their strengths and weaknesses. I think I'm torn with the choices for this week's battle :/

  3. MARA DYER! <3 Loving it so much. I like everything about it :)

  4. Definitely Mara Dyer! That cover is gorgeous! :)

  5. I really like the Dearly Departed cover. I love the deep red colors and it just looks spooky.
    I may have seen the MD cover too much and now it doesn't have much impact on me anymore. I like the title more than the cover. I'm way too practical - why are they in the water fully clothed? lol

    Also my hubby saw the DD cover and asked if it was steampunk, I said yes how did you know? He said all steampunk girls have umbrellas. He's right.

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  7. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer! I loveee this cover! It's ridiculously sexy without trying to be! :)

  8. I love them both, but I am definitely all about the Mara Dyer. It iz so sexxxay. It is also green, which I <3 like a leprechaun.

  9. Oh, it's definitely Mara Dyer for me <3 Love that cover.

  10. MARA DYER all the way! The only other cover that compares to Mara Dyer is Matched by Ally Condie. :) Fun Feature!


  11. Omg Karen you're so right--most Steampunk covers DO have umbrellas!

  12. Ok Mara Dyer - I just love that cover I can't help it.

    Pabkins @ Mission to Read

  13. Okay--I've decided! I'm a bit biased (especially because I freaking LOVE this book so far--and I think you will too, Amanda)... but I am voting for DEARLY DEPARTED!

  14. I love Dearly Departed.. I love the colors and it has a beautiful haunting look to it. I love Mara Dyer as well but I think i've seen it around too much for it to have an affect on me anymore.

  15. Dearly Departed hands down. I love Victorian covers!

  16. Without a doubt The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, but I still really like the cover for Dearly Departed! :D