(image by Anastacia Cooper via Pixabay)
The winter rainy season has ended and brought us into Spring, with the hills and valleys of California covered in beautiful, bright blooms. And so, in honor of those beautiful flowers, I have gathered a collection of books which feature flowers and plants on the covers. These selections are from our Adult and YA Fiction collection, and the writings within are just as magical and mysterious as the art on the covers.
Top 4 Blooming Book Covers!
The Things We Do to Our Friends by Heather Darwent
"She's an outsider desperate to belong, but the cost of entry might be her darkest secret in this intoxicating debut of literary suspense following a clique of dangerously ambitious students at the University of Edinburgh. Edinburgh, Scotland: a moody city of labyrinthine alleyways, oppressive fog, and buried history; the ultimate destination for someone with something to hide. Perfect for Clare, then, who arrives utterly alone and yearning to reinvent herself. And what better place to conceal the dark secrets in her past than at the university in the heart of the fabled, cobblestoned Old Town?"
The Shadow Sister by Lily Meade
When Casey's sister goes missing, Casey is forced to pretend Sutton was a perfect sister despite their dislike for each other, and when Sutton mysteriously returns with no memory of where she was Casey starts uncovering her sister's secrets.
Hester by Laurie Lico Albanese
"A vivid reimagining of the woman who inspired Hester Prynne, the tragic heroine of Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter, and a journey into the enduring legacy of New England's witchcraft trials. Who is the real Hester Prynne? Isobel Gamble is a young seamstress carrying generations of secrets when she sets sail from Scotland in the early 1800s with her husband, Edward. An apothecary who has fallen under the spell of opium, his pile of debts have forced them to flee Edinburgh for a fresh start in the New World. But only days after they've arrived in Salem, Edward abruptly joins a departing ship as a medic--leaving Isobel penniless and alone in a strange country, forced to make her way by any means possible. When she meets a young Nathaniel Hawthorne, the two are instantly drawn to each other: he is a man haunted by his ancestors, who sent innocent women to the gallows--while she is an unusually gifted needleworker, troubled by her own strange talents."
Dark and Shallow Lies by Ginny Myers Sain
In a small town deep in the bayou, seventeen-year-old Grey searches for answers about the disappearance of her best friend, uncovering long-held secrets that threaten everything she believed about herself, her family, her friends, and her home.