Before I read a book, I look at its cover. Despite what people say, you can tell a lot about a book based simply on what it looks like on the outside. Although you can't judge a story by its cover, the outward appearance is what can draw you in and make you want to read it. I love talking about covers maybe as much as I love talking about the novels themselves, so I started this feature that spotlights these essential works of art.
Never Let You Go by Emma Carlson Berne
Release: December 4, 2012
Megan never meant to hurt her best friend, Anna. She made a mistake, and she’s spent all year trying to regain Anna’s trust. So when Anna invites her to spend the summer on her uncle’s farm, Megan is excited…and relieved. The past is finally behind them.
On the farm, Anna quickly falls for Jordan, a rugged summer-hand. Megan and Jordan have their own spark, but Megan’s betrayed Anna once before and she’s not about to do it again.
Still, the more time that Megan and Jordan spend together, the harder it is to deny their chemistry. But Anna doesn’t like to be ignored—and she doesn’t forgive and forget. What started out as the perfect summer is about to take a very dark turn....
I love it when covers have large text that overlays a picture in the background; it is so striking and the effect never fails to grab my attention. Contrasting bright yellow words with a darker, cloudy background image, Never Let You Go uses this technique and pulls it off very well.
The best part of this cover, though, is the model in the background. Her psychotic eyes make her look borderline demonic, or at least infuriated and set on revenge. Her hair whipping around her face gives her a bit of a wild image, creating an image that is altogether disturbing.
This cover in all its creepiness sets a high standard for the story. I cannot wait to see if Never Let You Go lives up to it!