I really love the cover for the new paperback version of J.K. Rowling’s The Casual Vacancy.
What do you think? It’s so sleek and pristine, which is the public face but not the reality of the town of Pagford. The Casual Vacancy is Rowling’s “adult” book, and boy, is it ever. It’s all about hypocrites, gossip, relationships, and societal life. Read my review and check out the original cover here.
Happy Friday, everyone! Before you head outside to enjoy the first day of summer, take a moment to enjoy this great book cover for The Burning of Cherry Hill by A.K. Butler.
Description from Amazon:
It’s 2159. Zay Scot is a fourteen-year-old boy raised on a secret island in hiding from a government he doesn’t know exists. After more than a decade of avoiding detection, his fugitive parents are brutally kidnapped and he is thrust into a dizzying world centuries more advanced than the one he left behind. The skies over the United North American Alliance are pollution free. Meals are healthy and delivered to each home. Crime is nonexistent. Medical treatment requires only the scan of your wrist. Poverty, need, and hunger are things studied in history class. But Zay soon finds himself a fugitive, escaping the brute force of a government always a whisper away. Now he must choose between peace and freedom, and if the journey doesn’t kill him, what he finds might start a war.
This story sounds weird but interesting. Which would you rather have — a society virtually rid of crime, pollution, disease, and hunger or one that’s free from Big Brother?