There is so much to consider when picking up a book if you are judging it how it looks: the cover yes, but also the spine details, the back cover, the pages (are they deckled?! are they sprayed?!), the title pages, the chapter headers, the naked spine, the naked hardcover, and I could go on and on and on…
Based on all of these factors, I thought it would be fun to start a blog meme, which I am so fondly calling, “It’s All in the De-Tales”. This is not necessarily a book ‘review’, although you could say its a review based on physical properties and has nothing to do with what is on the inside!
So for this third edition of “It’s All in the De-Tales” I thought it would be fun to do one of my favorite incomplete series, one which I picked up several years ago specifically because I loved how the book looked without the dust jacket on.
I present to you: The Bone Season books in all their glory!
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Published July 2016 by Crown
“Are you happy with your life?”
Do I have your attention yet? If this mind-numbingly awesome book cover doesn’t draw you in, that line sure as hell will.
You all know I am a cover monster. Show me a beautiful book cover and I am all over it. This familiar feeling of infatuation come over me when I first laid my eyes on this sci-fi thriller, Dark Matter. And is it not just the best feeling in the world when you are rewarded with content inside the book that is even better than the amazing shell on the outside?!
I jump from genre to genre all the time, and I felt like I needed some science fiction in my life. When I picked up Dark Matter though, I was not expecting this absolutely insane reading experience: the kind of experience where you are left breathless after every chapter, where you find yourself contemplating all the life choices you have ever made. Yes, Dark Matter is that kind of book, and it is so good.
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