Saturday, November 12, 2011

Shelf Candy (5): The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

 Shelf Candy is Hosted by Five Alarm Book Reviews.
          The concept is if other bloggers share their favorite covers of the week. Showcasing some of your favorite covers while giving some much deserved recognition to the illustrators, photographers and designers who are responsible, if you can. If not post about your favorite book cover of that week, newly released or, not, talk about what you like on the cover. 
Great way to socialize  with either other bloggers and readers. See new books and blogs as well.
                                  The Featured Shelf Candy This Week!
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
It happens at the start of every November: the Scorpio Races. Riders attempt to keep hold of their water horses long enough to make it to the finish line. Some riders live. Others die. 

At age nineteen, Sean Kendrick is the returning champion. He is a young man of few words, and if he has any fears, he keeps them buried deep, where no one else can see them. 

Puck Connolly is different. She never meant to ride in the Scorpio Races. But fate hasn’t given her much of a chance. So she enters the competition — the first girl ever to do so. She is in no way prepared for what is going to happen.

Learn About This BookARC Review of The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

Get the book? | Goodreads 

The Cover Artist, Behind the Scenes?
Christopher Stengel is the Associative Art Director at Scholastic as of now. 
He used to be Senior Designer at HarperCollins Children's Publishers. 
To his credit, his education includes having gone to Parsons School of Design and Lehigh University.

Parsons School of Design
Lehigh University

Artwork Commentary: The book cover artwork is so well since it shows a sort of primitive side of the book that if you read The Scorpio Races you'll know where it's coming from. The golden highlighted title feels very-well arranged to add to its background. The background looks like a girl that has a lot to prove. It can in a way speak to us. 

~Cassandra The Book & Movie Dimension Blogger


Anonymous said...

This is such a great Shelf Candy post. Thank you for participating and sharing it. The book trailer shows off some amazing artwork as well, although I am not sure of the artist who was responsible.

Claire said...

That is so weird. My shelf candy this week is The Scorpio Races too, just the UK cover!

If you'd like a look, my post is here :)

Unknown said...

Love it!! I've been wanting to check out this book and the cover is great in its simplicity!

Here's my Shelf Candy for the week, if you want to check it out!

Nora Weston said...

This is a beautiful cover! I really love the deep red...and the lettering is gorgeous. :)

Unknown said...

I've enjoyed all of Stiefvater's books and this one is no exception. I really especially liked that this is a story all contained within one book instead of dragged out over a series.
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