Saturday, March 10, 2012

Shelf Candy Saturday [10]

Shelf Candy Saturday is a weekly meme hosted by Five Alarm Books. Every Saturday, bloggers post a cover that really caught their eye over the week for everyone to see. Judging a book by it's cover has never been so fun

I am excited to show you all this weeks Shelf Candy. I saw it browsing through goodreads one day and read the synopsis and I was instantly a goner. 
Check it out!

 Drowning Instinct
Ilsa J. Bick
There are stories where the girl gets her prince, and they live happily ever after. (This is not one of those stories.)

Jenna Lord's first sixteen years were not exactly a fairytale. Her father is a controlling psycho and her mother is a drunk. She used to count on her older brother—until he shipped off to Afghanistan. And then, of course, there was the time she almost died in a fire.

There are stories where the monster gets the girl, and we all shed tears for his innocent victim. (This is not one of those stories either.)

Mitch Anderson is many things: A dedicated teacher and coach. A caring husband. A man with a certain...magnetism.

And there are stories where it's hard to be sure who's a prince and who's a monster, who is a victim and who should live happily ever after. (These are the most interesting stories of all.)

Drowning Instinct is a novel of pain, deception, desperation, and love against the odds—and the rules.


:Why It's Shelf Candy:
Did you read that synopsis?! I am going crazy over here with want. Not only do I LOVE the synopsis, but the cover blows me away. So simple, yet so dramatic and fits with the synopsis perfectly. I love the fade effect that is going on, from pure black, to blue, to white at the very bottom. Also, the water dripping off of the girls face/hair just adds the perfect touch. I can not wait to order this book and have it in my hands and I PROMISE you all, when I read this, you will get one hell of a review. Books that push the limits are always so breathtakingly amazing, that I know this will change me somehow, in someway. Ilsa J. Bick, I can not WAIT to see what kind of journey you are going to take me on with this one.
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What do you guys think? I can not believe I only saw this book this week! 
Leave me your own Shelf Candy Saturday link or comment below and let me know what caught your eye this week.


  1. Awesome pick! I love how dramatic the cover is and it sounds like a really interesting read. The cover matches the synopsis really well.

    Here's my shelf candy :)

  2. I can't wait for this one to come up on my TBR. The cover rocks my world and I am hoping that the read does the same. Gorgeous, yet haunting pick.
    -FABR Steph@FiveAlarmBookReviews

  3. How have I not heard of this book before?! It sounds insanely good! And you're right, the cover is so dramatic and attention grabbing. I'm adding it to my own wish list right now!

    Kristan @ Lost Amongst the Shelves

  4. wow! this is stunning. That water really makes it special. it goes so well with the title. I can't leive I haven't heard of this one yet. Thank you for sharing it!

  5. Hi, Shawna! Hey, what an AMAZING cover pick you have this week!! Absolutely stunning! It's wonderful how a really talented artist can use such a simple design in such an effective way. It's covers like this one that will make me look twice at a book. Also, I agree with you about edgy plots. Those are the ones that will have readers riveted to the page, and on the edge of their seats!

    Thanks for sharing such a terrific pick!! : )

    Maria @

  6. Whoa, I've never seen this before but it looks seriously AWESOME! Water themed covers seem to be popular, but this is by far the best one. Great pick!

    Here's my Shelf Candy!

  7. Haven't heard of it,but it sounds pretty dark. Neat cover though!

  8. Okay I read the summary and... I'm still scratching my head lol. I honestly don't know what this book is about, I only know what it isn't about... and that makes me so darn curious! The cover is even more infuriating! Gosh, I want to read it now too lol! Geez *scratches head*

    Shae @ Understanding Shae's Story

  9. I love covers that take a second to see what it really is, and then's there's a lightbulb moment. Great pick! Thanks for stopping by my SSC this week!

    Annie in Wonderland