Saturday, June 2, 2012

Hot Book Covers: Against the Tide by Elizabeth Camden

Welcome to our new Saturday feature - Hot Book Covers! Each week we will show you a book cover that we think is fabulous. 

We've decided to do this largely because book covers are a big deal to us.  If we don't like the cover, the chances of us reading it are very slim.  If you need an explanation as to what makes us so shallow, see our Don't Judge A Book By Its Cover post.

Against the Tide by Elizabeth Camden
Love the pop of red amidst the otherwise brooding and mysterious black/greys.  This girl looks like she is headed on quite a voyage, but she looks like she can handle whatever is coming her way.

Love it too? Let us know! Don't agree? Tell us why :)

Helen's favourite genre is historical fiction with a strong romantic element.  She also enjoys contemporary romance, chick-lit and YA.  She's not caught up in the spell of fantasy fiction, despite The Faraway Tree series being a strong influence in her childhood.

Helen is currently working on her first book, a Christian young adult novel set between two opposite but equally fascinating places in Australia.


  1. Helen, I SO agree! I've had my eye on this keeper for some time as it has all the intriguing elements and colors I love. I think it's my favorite cover this year (other than my own *lol* and Cathy Richmond's upcoming one). Your choice of "brooding" for this just pops:)

    1. Hi Laura! So great to see you here :) It is a great cover, isn't it? I can just about smell the salt air and hear the groans of the ship.

      Funny you should mention Cathy Richmond ... ;)

  2. Hi Laura, I love this cover too! It just draws me in and I want to read it. There is just enough red to draw my attention without overpowering it.

  3. This cover truly draws me to want to begin reading immediately. I love that I can't tell if the fog is rolling in or rolling out. Also, is she waiting for some one or waiting to depart personally. I especially appreciate the fact that the lady's face is not showing. I have a strong personal preference for covers that DO NOT have the main protagonist's facial features showing. I am convienced many publishers put pictures on covers without actually reading the book. Often the physical characteristics of the person in the cover picture will be directly opposed to the description in the book. Damages the storyline for me. I think I'm becoming a book "snob"!! Ouch!! Thanks for this new feature. I will look forward to reading it weekly.

    1. Mary, I feel like a book snob too. I think it boils down to the fact that because there are so many books out there to choose from, we want the total package - a great book inside and out.

      So glad you like our new segment! It's great to have your thoughts and feedback.