Thursday, March 2, 2017

Cover Crush: The Girl from Rawblood by Catriona Ward

Hello, my name is Colleen and I am a cover slut. I know, I aren't supposed to judge a book by it's cover. I just can't help myself!  A beautiful cover draws my eye every single time and I can't help but pick up the book it's dressing and see if the inside seems as intriguing as the outside. Sometimes it does, and sometimes a pretty cover is just a pretty cover. Either way, I love getting an eyeful! 

One of my favorite bloggers, Erin at Flashlight Commentary, created a weekly blog post called Cover Crush and she and some other blogger friends are sharing their favorite covers each Thursday. I've decided to join in this year and will link to their posts down below.

So, without further ado, my Cover Crush this week is.....

Oh, doesn't this look spoookyyyy?? Right away I'm thinking ghosts and haunted houses and evil lurking within that house. With all the dark blues and (what I believe to be) flying ravens it's hard to miss the butter yellow title and the matching light on in that one window. Who's in the house? Is it the titular "Girl from Rawblood"? What might they be doing? These are the things the cover makes me want to find out! 

Here's the synopsis:

The genre-bending creativity of David Mitchell meets the gothic voice of Susan Hill in this highly praised debut

Iris and her father are the last of the Villarca line. For generations, the Villarcas have been haunted by "her." Her origins are a mystery, but her purpose is clear: when a Villarca marries, when they love, when they have a child—she comes, and death follows.

Confined in their lonely mansion on Dartmoor, Iris makes her father a promise—to remain alone all her life. But when she's fifteen, Iris breaks that promise. She dares to fall in love, and the consequences of her choice are immediate and heartbreaking. From the sun-spotted hills of Italy to the biting chill of Victorian dissection halls, The Girl from Rawblood is a lyrical and haunting historical novel of darkness, love, and the ghosts of the past.

Don't forget to check out what covers my blogger buddies are drooling over this week:

Erin at Flashlight Commentary

Created by Magdalena of A Bookaholic Swede