Thursday, May 7, 2015

Cover Love: A Pocket Full of Murder

Cover Love is a meme hosted by Shae at Shae Has Left the Room.


In the spell-powered city of Tarreton, the wealthy have all the magic they desire while the working class can barely afford a simple spell to heat their homes. Twelve-year-old Isaveth is poor, but she’s also brave, loyal, and zealous in the pursuit of justice—which is lucky, because her father has just been wrongfully arrested for murder. 

Isaveth is determined to prove his innocence. Quiz, the eccentric eyepatch-wearing street boy who befriends her, swears he can’t resist a good mystery. Together they set out to solve the magical murder of one of Tarreton’s most influential citizens and save Isaveth’s beloved Papa from execution.


But each clue is more perplexing than the next. Was the victim truly killed by Common Magic—the kind of crude, cheap spell that only an unschooled magician would use—or was his death merely arranged to appear that way? And is Quiz truly helping her out of friendship, or does he have hidden motives of his own? Isaveth must figure out who she can trust if she’s to have any hope of proving her Papa’s innocence in time. . .


This cover is basically everything I look for in a MG cover. I love how it captures an action scene, and that it's one that sparks curiosity and a desire to know exactly what is going on. I also love the details: her billowing skirt, his determined expression, the lamp that acts like a headlight on the bike. I really appreciate how the cover artist used light overall. The light wherever it shines makes for a bright cover, but also highlights the darkness they are coming out of and going into. Also the colors are just gorgeous.

And I can not wait to read this book. 

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