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Nessa's Thoughts

Just a British girl who reads a bit too much.

Currently reading

The Dead Zone
Stephen King
The Diving Bell And The Butterfly
Jean-Dominique Bauby
Clarissa, or, the History of a Young Lady
Samuel Richardson, Angus Ross
Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison
Piper Kerman
The Cuckoo's Calling
Robert Galbraith


Starseed - Liz Gruder

Wow.That cover art. Just... that cover art. I know I shouldn't judge a book by its cover, but... man. Look at it. I thought there was a problem with the thumbnail image when I was browsing through NetGalley, so I opened the window and wound up laughing my hiney off.I get that the main guy is supposed to be an alien of some sort. But did you really need to give him googly big orange manga eyes, whoever did the graphic design for this? He looks like when you're playing about with character dimensions on The Sims and you slide the eye cursor all the way to the left and wind up with creepy giant eyes. *shudders*I also get that the heroine is your typical YA female, but here she looks like she's just stepped off the set of Bewitched or some other Hollywood movie poster pre-1970 (minus the Farrah Fawcett feathered hair, of course).These elements of the cover just don't blend well at all. The story sounds kind of interesting, at least.