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, January 23, 2012

Cover Wars: Masque of the Red Death VS Dearly Departed

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 Something Strange and Deadly by Susan Dennard and Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins.

The Winner:
Something Strange and Deadly!

Masque of Red Death VS Dearly Departed

Dearly Departed has been featured in a Cover War before, but I felt like these two just had to face off. Which do you prefer?


  1. I like Dearly, Departed better. Red Masque is cool, yet I like the other better somehow. Perhaps it's because we can see the girl's face and can make her more humane in a way and connect with her. Don't really want to get into all the psychological babble!

    But when I first saw the DD cover I loved it! You can kinda tell it's gonna have a dark eerie feel (the shadows) and have a twist of steampunk as well (her dress--not literally her dress, but her overall look).

    1. It's the parasol that gives DD its steampunk vibe ;)

  2. I think they are both gorgeous :) But oh, Dearly, Departed is the prettiest :D Loves that book. And the cover is just so gorgeous :)

  3. My vote goes to Dearly Departed. There is too much text covering the picture of the second book.

  4. DD. The red in MASQUE looks kind of tacky :/

  5. Hmm...this is kind of a tough one for me. I really do like both, but I'm digging the more haunted & gothic look of MASQUE. I do see what you're saying about the red looking a bit tacky because of the bizarre placement, but then again it's so much more stark. On the flip side, DD is cleaner! Ugh, I like them both *headdesk*


  6. Oooh, tough choice! But I'm going with Masque because the face in profile is such an integral part of the story itself. The blacked out face implies danger and mystery and something sinister going on. Versus Dearly Departed which I don't think tells us much about the story save that there's a Victorian element.


  7. I vote for DD. Nora's way prettier<3

    And the new layout came out nicely! I like that you have one sidebar now :)

  8. While I think they are both beautiful I have to say that I love Dearly Departed more. Great choice for comparison!