Because it feels like a nice summery cover and it's really horrible outside at the moment. I wish it was still summer...
After seeing what actually goes on in a cover art meeting, I have a feeling that these posts are going to be a little harder to write from now on... I like this one though with its hint of magic setting the cover off nicely rather than making it 'all about the magic'. If you want to read genre fiction on the train, but for no-one else to know that you're doing it, then this is just the kind of cover you're looking for.
Everyone else has read 'Among Others' already (sounds like a love it/hate it read from what I've seen) but here's the blurb for anyone who hasn't...
Fifteen-year-old Morwenna lives in Wales
with her twin sister and a mother who spins dark magic for ill. One day,
Mori and her mother fight a powerful, magical battle that kills her
sister and leaves Mori crippled. Devastated, Mori flees to her long-lost
father in England. Adrift, outcast at boarding school, Mori retreats
into the worlds she knows best: her magic and her books. She works a
spell to meet kindred souls and continues to devour every fantasy and
science fiction novel she can lay her hands on. But danger lurks... She
knows her mother is looking for her and that when she finds her, there
will be no escape.
I'm trying to sort out what books I want to have read by the end of the year and 'Among Others' will be somewhere in that pile. I'm also a person who likes to retreat into a book... ;o)
Have you read it? What did you think?