Thursday, January 25, 2018

Cover Crush: A Tourch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir

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.....
This cover is somewhat plainer than I typically pick, but it's that starkness that really catches my eyes. The title is center stage, and the sharp lines and blue color gives it a hard, cold feel to it. Your eye then travels down to the image of two people, just coming out of what appears to be a desolate and cold environment (again, the blues and whites give you that feeling), running towards the only bright color in the whole thing, a bright orange flame. What are they running from, and what exactly is inside that more inviting cave? The image and the title bring up so many exhilarating questions for me! 
So what's the story actually about? Let's see....
Elias and Laia are running for their lives. After the events of the Fourth Trial, Martial soldiers hunt the two fugitives as they flee the city of Serra and undertake a perilous journey through the heart of the Empire.

Laia is determined to break into Kauf—the Empire’s most secure and dangerous prison—to save her brother, who is the key to the Scholars’ survival. And Elias is determined to help Laia succeed, even if it means giving up his last chance at freedom.

But dark forces, human and otherworldly, work against Laia and Elias. The pair must fight every step of the way to outsmart their enemies: the bloodthirsty Emperor Marcus, the merciless Commandant, the sadistic Warden of Kauf, and, most heartbreaking of all, Helene—Elias’s former friend and the Empire’s newest Blood Shrike.

Bound to Marcus’s will, Helene faces a torturous mission of her own—one that might destroy her: find the traitor Elias Veturius and the Scholar slave who helped him escape…and kill them both.
Don't forget to check out what covers my blogger buddies are drooling over this week (updated as they become available):

Magdalena at A Bookaholic Swede
Meghan at Of Quills & Vellum
Erin at Flashlight Commentary
Heather at The Maiden's Court
Stephanie at Layered Pages
Holly at 2 Kids and Tired

Created by Magdalena of A Bookaholic Swede


  1. Oh my gosh, Colleen, I know I don't comment very often, I am home sick today and just want to tell you that first sentence made my morning! A cover slut indeed! I have to agree with the sentiment, a good cover always catches my eye, no matter the genre!

    1. Yay, so glad you could stop by!! So sorry you're sick today...that is horrible! I hope it's not that awful flu that seems to be going around. I hope you feel better really soon! So happy you enjoyed the post :)!