Shelf Candy Saturday is a weekly meme hosted by Five Alarm Books! It gives you the chance to showcase books that have caught your attention in some way!
Why it's shelf candy:
When I first saw this cover, the only thing I really thought of was creepy. I don't think I really started to take notice of it until after I read (and loved) the book. It completely summarized the whole plot line. Firstly, it gave me an image of what the invading souls looked like inside of the host's body. Secondly, the black background gave off an eerie feel, like the girl on the cover was alone or being haunted in some way (which she was). Thirdly, it's simple (which is the complete opposite of the plot), but that's Meyer's trademark for book covers.For example:So I kind of liked the fact that she stuck to what obviously works for her. I also thought it was smart to shadow the title, like they did. It just furthers the spectral, ghostly feeling. Overall, I adore the simplicity of this cover. It's just a face, but it brings forward so many questions and very little answers that left me so curious I just had to pick it up!