Thursday, January 17, 2013

Cover Love #6

Hosted by Bookshelvers Anonymous

Author: J. J. Howard

Publication date: April, 2013

Publisher: Scholastic Point

A music-obsessed, slightly snarky New York City girl, Lexi is on her own. After making a huge mistake—and facing a terrible tragedy— Lexi has no choice but to track down her long-absent mother. Rumor has it that Lexi’s mom is somewhere in Florida with a traveling circus.

When Lexi arrives at her new, three-ring reality, her mom isn’t there…but her destiny might be. Surrounded by tigers, elephants, and trapeze artists, Lexi finds some surprising friends and an even more surprising chance at true love. She even lucks into a spot as the circus’s fortune teller, reading tarot cards and making predictions.

But then Lexi’s ex-best friend from home shows up, and suddenly it’s Lexi’s own future that’s thrown into question… 

With humor, wisdom, and a dazzlingly fresh voice, this debut reminds us of the magic of circus tents, city lights, first kisses, last heartaches, and the importance of an excellent playlist.


Just look. Honestly, if you don't know why I love this cover, you haven't looked at it. I love the colors with the sky and the circus. There's Lexi with a bag in her hand, obviously just coming on to the circus scene. Everything about this cover screams "magical" to me which is great because it keeps reminding me of the last line of the synopsis: ...of the magic of circus tents, city lights, first kisses, last heartaches, and the importance of an excellent playlist. 

So not only does it have an amazing cover, it also has a synopsis that I adore. April 2013, I love you.

And thanks you, Endlessly Bookish, for making me aware of it by putting it as your Waiting on Wednesday post. Subscribing by email, following blogs, and just the blog community in general is so useful! 

What cover do YOU love this week? Do you love this cover? Why or why not? 

As always, comment below :)


  1. I almost had this as one of my Cover Loves, so I adore it! :) I especially like the clouds going into the sky, and how you can see the moon and the stars! I also like how the girl is wearing jeans; I do like long gowns, but it is so nice to see the girl wearing practical clothing! ;)

    Alice @ Alice in Readerland

    1. Yes, exactly! It was quite refreshing to see something practical, normal, and simple with her clothing :)

  2. This one's been on my TBR list for a couple months. Good pick.

  3. Oh, that is a beautiful cover! And it sounds amazing - just what I'm looking for! Thank you for bringing it to my attention and for stopping by my blog with that sweet comment. Your adorable profile pic always makes me smile. To answer your question, and to be completely honest, all of them made me cry. But it was Hopeless that brought on the ugly sob fest. It's such a beautiful book! Happy Reading, Sunny! <3

    1. Great! Aw, thank you, THAT makes me smile :) Well, I definitely will be trying to get my hands on those. Thanks for coming by and commenting!

  4. This cover is gorgeous, and those lights are absolute perfection. I also agree about the jeans, as pretty as formal dresses are.

    1. Yes, the lights! Thanks for commenting, Emily :)

  5. I see what you mean about the cover, the sky is the best part! Love it and all the sparkly lights too, it's so circus-ish. :)