Here we are again! I hate when I miss Shelf Candy Saturday so I decided to do it tonight before I go to bed. Yeah, I'm a bit of a night owl.
Let's get down to the details, shall we? Shelf Candy Saturday is a meme hosted by the lovely ladies over at Five Alarm Book Reviews. It's purpose is to showcase cover art that we find beautiful/interesting/unique/intriguing, etc.
This weeks book is Possess by Gretchen McNeil!
Rule #1: Do not show fear.
Rule #2: Do not show pity.
Rule #3: Do not engage.
Rule #4: Do not let your guard down.
Rule #5: They lie.
Fifteen-year-old Bridget Liu just wants to be left alone: by her mom, by the cute son of a local police sergeant, and by the eerie voices she can suddenly and inexplicably hear. Unfortunately for Bridget, it turns out the voices are demons – and Bridget has the rare ability to banish them back to whatever hell they came from.
Terrified to tell people about her new power, Bridget confides in a local priest who enlists her help in increasingly dangerous cases of demonic possession. But just as she is starting to come to terms with her new power, Bridget receives a startling message from one of the demons. Now Bridget must unlock the secret to the demons' plan before someone close to her winds up dead – or worse, the human vessel of a demon king.I have to admit I have never read this book. I have not even actually heard of this book until about ten minutes ago. If I don't have a book off the top of my head that I want to feature, I generally go on goodreads and just start flipping through book covers. I've actually discovered some really great books this way. This one definitely sounds pretty interesting. Even more intriguing than the summery, of course, is the cover! (That is what caught my eye, after all!)
Is this one of the creepiest, most eerie covers you have seen?! I don't know how I missed this one up until now. I love how everything around the girl is blurred. It leaves me wondering if the trees are a part of her or if she is translucent? It looks like the trees disappear beneath her shirt in the lower left hand corner and beneath her hair that is laying over her shoulder. I want to know what those trees represent. Are they the demons? A manifestation of the voices? The colors featured on the cover are perfect to give off that creepy sort of feeling that should come along with a book about demons and demonic possession.
Since I haven't read the book, I can't tell you if it is an out of the ball park sort of 'wow' book but I can say, I definitely the cover is and I am adding this book to my TBR pile for when I feel the need for a piece of nice, creepy, YA fiction!