Artsy Shelf – 40 – Flares of Summer

Artsy Shelf – 40 – Flares of Summer

Here at the Infinite Curio, it has never been a secret (however shallow that statement may sound) that book covers do matter! It often is the first chance a book has to lure us into reading it. The Artsy Shelf features interesting covers that share a similar characteristic : it can be a color, a detail, the model’s pose, anything! It’s been over a year since I have had an Artsy Shelf feature, and I sort of missed it, even though I...

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Artsy Shelf – 39 – A Red Touch

Artsy Shelf – 39 – A Red Touch

Here at the Infinite Shelf, it has never been a secret (however shallow that statement may sound) that book covers do matter! It often is the first chance a book has to lure us into reading it. The Artsy Shelf features interesting covers that share a similar characteristic : it can be a color, a detail, the model’s pose, anything! Black, red, white, pink : my four favorite colors. If a book cover has any of these colors as a main...

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Artsy Shelf – 38 – Dressed in Black

Artsy Shelf – 38 – Dressed in Black

Last year, there seemed to be a trend of covers with gorgeous red dresses and beautiful white ones. While these trends are far from over, 2012 seems to be the year of the black dress. It’s something we had seen a lot on the covers for the Fallen series by Lauren Kate – and in fact, some of these covers look like they could belong with the series – but I’ve noticed a lot more of them in the recent months. Here are a few...

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Artsy Shelf – 37 – With a lot of Heart

Artsy Shelf – 37 – With a lot of Heart

♥ Happy Valentine’s Day lovely readers! ♥ This specific holiday tends to bring either the love or the exasperated sighs, I know. But I love celebrations – and this one brings lots of lovely memories from my childhood! My mom always made it as a celebration that included not only significant others, but also family and friends. So, that’s a little of what I want to do here today; but instead of offering you valentines, I...

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Artsy Shelf – 36 – Serene Walk

Artsy Shelf – 36 – Serene Walk

We’re back to the serious stuff this week as I feature covers that I actually love. It’s a theme I have kind of done before, with the Walking Away and Walking Away Together features. This time, I picked covers with a similar composition – tiny figures walking in the distance – and similar tones. There’s something serene, peaceful, quiet in these covers – almost too quiet, I’d say. I like them all, but...

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Artsy Shelf – 35 – The Almost Kiss

Artsy Shelf – 35 – The Almost Kiss

I think the similarity between these covers is pretty obvious, right? The Artsy Shelf is usually my sweet spot to feature covers I love or themes that always catch my eyes on book covers. I hope you’ll forgive me as this week, I am doing the opposite by featuring a trend not that I dislike, but I don’t really get. I do kind of like the Forget You cover. The tones are sunny, summery and I’ve been missing the sun these days...

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Artsy Shelf – 34 – Curl up in White

Artsy Shelf – 34 – Curl up in White

Somewhat following the last feature on white dresses, today I have selected covers who also have white dresses, but also present a character curled up on the ground. I’m pretty sure The Opposite of Amber and Far From You use the same image in reverse, and I do think the first one works best for me. My favorite though would be between  Ash and The Girl Who Chased the Moon. I love the contrast and simplicity of the first one, but the...

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Artsy Shelf – 33 – White Dresses

Artsy Shelf – 33 – White Dresses

It’s no secret by now that I love dresses, and while now a book with shoes on the cover will barely get my attention, a beautiful dress will always do the trick. This week, I picked a few recent YA covers with girls in white dresses. I love seeing white dresses out of the wedding day context! I hadn’t realized, until I put them all together, how similar the tones are, too, among those picks. I love the energy, the movement, the...

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