Friday, April 27, 2012

Cover Love: Pete Hautman's THE OBSIDIAN BLADE

So. I'm a serious sucker for book covers. 

Actually, not just book covers. Album covers and movie posters also tend to do me in.

But today's post is all about book cover love. You see, there's this book I want to read, and this is what it looks like: 

And this is what it's about:

The first time his father disappeared, Tucker Feye had just turned thirteen. The Reverend Feye simply climbed on the roof to fix a shingle, let out a scream, and vanished — only to walk up the driveway an hour later, looking older and worn, with a strange girl named Lahlia in tow. In the months that followed, Tucker watched his father grow distant and his once loving mother slide into madness. But then both of his parents disappear.

Now in the care of his wild Uncle Kosh, Tucker begins to suspect that the disks of shimmering air he keeps seeing — one right on top of the roof — hold the answer to restoring his family. And when he dares to step into one, he's launched on a time-twisting journey — from a small Midwestern town to a futuristic hospital run by digitally augmented healers, from the death of an ancient prophet to a forest at the end of time. Inevitably, Tucker's actions alter the past and future, changing his world forever.

If you'll excuse me, I must go stare at ze pretty cover and rush out to buy The Obsidian Blade, which is in stores now!

Tell me: are you suffering some cover love this week? If so, which ones caught your eye? 


  1. That IS a cool cover, and the story sounds really intriguing as well! I saw a post today on a new YA book coming out in September for which I have serious cover love: Origin by Jessica Khoury.

  2. I've seen this cover floating around. It IS awesome. Probably one of my favorite of the new books coming out.