Sunday, May 7, 2017

Shelf Candy Saturday No 211: RoseBlood Beautiful Cover Giveaway!!!

Welcome to Shelf Candy Saturday!

*Late Edition*
This is my weekly feature
showcasing beautiful covers!
It also provides information, 
if available, on their 
very talented creators!
This week, I have a rather late 5 de Mayo Celebration post....but HECK, people are celebrating ALL weekend long, just like they did with St. Pat's Day!! So why not, right?!

So I'm doing something different for "Shelf Candy Saturday"!! 
(or "Shelf Candy Sunday", lol......)
Please tell me WHY you like, or don't like, this cover, and you have a chance 
to win the HARDCOVER edition of this book, which has just been published!!
You can also get EXTRA points, but only if you leave a comment first!

This giveaway starts today,
  May 7, 2017, and
ends at midnight on 
June 8, 2017!!

A.G. Howard
Hardcover, 432 pages  
Harry N. Abrams
January 10,2017
Fantasy, Retellings, Romance
Young Adult Fiction

My Thoughts About This Cover

Yes, I do think that this cover is beautiful, and very striking, as well!

But this week, I want YOU, my blog readers, to give me YOUR honest opinion about this cover. Do you agree with me that it's beautiful, or do you have a "MEH" opinion of it? Let me know your thoughts!

One lucky INTERNATIONAL winner will get a hardcover copy of this book! It doesn't matter whether or not you love this cover. Just give me your honest opinion!  Everyone, no matter what their opinion, will get a chance to win this book!! So, if you HATE the cover, but LOVE the plot, you can still win!!


You must be at least 13 years old to enter this contest, or have a parent's or guardian's permission to do so. Please make sure that The Book Depository delivers to your country. You can do that by clicking HERE
The winner will be notified by email, and will have 48 hours to reply. After that, another winner will be chosen.

Good luck to  

 What do you think of this week's cover?
Do you agree or disagree with 
my opinion?
Please leave a comment and let
me know why or why not! You will 
get a chance to win this book!!


  1. I love all Howard's book covers, but I must admit, this is my least favourite. I love the creepy gothic-ness of it, but the girl's face just doesn't work for me. Her expression is almost too "happy" and bright, compared with the dark tone and colouring of the rest of the cover. She also looks slightly cocky and very mature, which isn't how I picture the main character. (Personally, I even think she looks too masculine to be how I imagine the main character to be, based off what Howard's said of her, etc).

    Thanks for the wonderful chance Maria! I'm dying to read this book! <3 <3 HUGS! :)
    Amy @ A Magical World Of Words

    1. Hi, Amy!

      WOW!! You sure have a well-analyzed, thoughtful comment here! AWESOME!!

      While I don't quite agree with your assessment of this cover, I did ask for people's honest opinions, and you've certainly done exactly that!! I admire the way you've detailed everything. You DEFINITELY know what you like and don't like about a cover!

      One thing I do agree about is that the girl looks a bit too mature for a YA novel. She looks as if she might be in her mid to late twenties.

      Of course, I LOVE the Gothic elements of this cover!

      You're very welcome for the chance!! I already own this book, and I'm really looking forward to reading it, too!!

      Thanks for the AWESOME comment!! HUGS BACK!! <3 <3 :) :)

  2. It is a neat idea throwing this out to your commenters Maria.

    I like this cover.

    I think that what I will call "half mask" pictures are somewhat common? I find them a little uncanny. The cracks in the mask and the cuts on the woman's face add to this odd sense. The gnarled and thorny foliage as well as the odd contrast between read and the other colors do also.

    This it is a a slightly disconcerting cover that I like a lot.

    Have a great Sunday Maria!

    1. Hi, Brian!

      Thanks for the good word!! <3 :) I haven't done this kind of thing for a while now. I'm glad you like the idea! I don't that many comments, so I do feel that those who do comment, as well as take the time to leave MEANINGFUL comments, should DEFINITELY get a chance to win a prize!

      Yeah, half-mask pictures are definitely a little uncanny. And I agree with everything else you're stating about this cover. I think there's something eerie and yes, even creepy about it. Well, that goes very well with the Gothic theme, I think!

      Thanks for a GREAT comment, as usual!! Hope you're having a WONDERFUL Sunday!! :) :) :)

  3. To me is really cool, and interesting cover :)
    Quite awesome! :)

  4. I think what strikes me about this is that despite the thorns and the mask, there's still.somerhing innocent about her in all the darkness

    1. Hi, Verushka!

      Oh, that's a very good point! Yes, she does have a bit of innocence still, in spite of everything she's suffered. It's actually very poignant.

      Thanks for the very insightful comment!! <3 <3 :) :)

  5. I am not entering, but I wanted to say that I have loved all of the covers Nathalia Suellen has done for A.G.'s, books. I have shared this giveaway on my FB giveaways page and my FB book blog page. :)

    1. Hi, there!

      You know, I've taken a look at the covers for that series, and I can see it's the same GORGEOUS style!! I need to read those books, too!!

      Thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment, even though you're not entering the giveaway! And DOUBLE THANKS for sharing this giveaway on your FB giveaways page, as well as on your FB blog page!!!!! YOU ROCK!!!!

      Thanks as well for this very lovely comment!! <3 <3 :) :)

    2. A.G. saw the giveaway on my Facebook blog page and said she was going to share it on her giveaway page. :)

    3. Hi, again! Thanks SO MUCH for the support!! <3 <3 <3

  6. I'm in the love with the cover. red is one my fav colours so, the use of the colour was great and the artwork is just magnificent.


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