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 cannot judge a story by its cover, the outward appearance can draw you in and make you want to read the words inside. I love talking about covers maybe as much as I love talking about the novels themselves, so I started a feature to spotlight these essential works of art.
Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour
Release: May 15, 2014 from Dutton Juvenile
A love letter to the craft and romance of film and fate in front of—and behind—the camera from the award-winning author of Hold Still.Everything Leads to You's cover is exceptional. Superlative. Every glowing adjective I could add here. Not only is it breathtakingly gorgeous, but it fits the book's title and topic perfectly as it draws attention to the cover model. Her prominent positioning and gorgeous outfitting make her stand out, and the title text even angles in a way that leads viewers' eyes, just as the title says, to her. By spotlighting the model, the cover gives the character an alluring quality that will make readers want to pick up the book to discover the complexities of her personality. This image leads readers to the book, hoping to encounter a story just as stunning as its cover. Knowing Nina LaCour's writing, I have little doubt that Everything Leads to You will deliver just that.
A wunderkind young set designer, Emi has already started to find her way in the competitive Hollywood film world.
Emi is a film buff and a true romantic, but her real-life relationships are a mess. She has desperately gone back to the same girl too many times to mention. But then a mysterious letter from a silver screen legend leads Emi to Ava. Ava is unlike anyone Emi has ever met. She has a tumultuous, not-so-glamorous past, and lives an unconventional life. She’s enigmatic . She’s beautiful. And she is about to expand Emi’s understanding of family, acceptance, and true romance.