Friday, April 27, 2012

Shelf Candy Saturday

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!


  1. Great pick.I totally agree! I can't wait to read this. I love the cover colors- dark blue and so eerie! I love how the tree branches make her face look like it's delicate and cracking!
    Thanks for sharing!

    My Shelf Candy is:

    Happy Saturday!!

  2. I've seen this book around before, and I must say, it's very creepy looking! I like how it looks like tree branches are taking over her face, lol. Thanks so much for stopping by earlier today! You have a new follower :)

    The Bookish Poodle

  3. This cover is great! I'm going to have to try your idea of searching on goodreads for future shelf candy lol. I love the colors in this one and the branches kind of make her face look cracked. So creepy. My Shelf Candy

  4. I have not gotten around to reading Possess either, but the cover is amazing. I featured the designer on a post one, although I am not able to recall the cover. I love the mixture of beauty, mystery and creep factor here. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful design.

  5. That does look like a pretty creepy cover, and from reading the synopsis, it seems like the creepiness is reflected throughout the book! I might put this one on my TBR list as well ;) Thanks for the share!


  6. Agreed! the cover is amazing! And though they say you cannot judge a book by its cover, im hoping they are wrong. Because I like this cover, so Im hoping the book will be just as good!

    Thanks for showing me another book to read :)

  7. I like how blurry her face is and how the tree reflects on her face. And I love the coloring! Blue is my favorite color :)

  8. The cover is so creepy looking..........I love it!!

  9. The cover is pretty cool but anything dealing with possession creeps me out, lol.

  10. Oh my, this is an amazing book cover! Great choice!!

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  16. That looks great! I'll have to check out that book. I found you on Goodreads and am now a GFC follower.

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