Let’s Judge the Book by Its Cover♥Giveaway: Becoming Human by Eliza Green

Two worlds. Two species. One terrifying secret.

In 2163, a polluted and overcrowded Earth forces humans to search for a new home. But the exoplanet they target, Exilon 5, is occupied. Having already begun a massive relocation programme, Bill Taggart is sent to monitor the Indigenes, the race that lives there. He is a man on the edge. He believes the Indigenes killed his wife, but he doesn’t know why. His surveillance focuses on the Indigene Stephen, who has risked his life to surface during the daytime.

Stephen has every reason to despise the humans and their attempts to colonise his planet. To protect his species from further harm, he must go against his very nature and become human. But one woman holds a secret that threatens Bill’s and Stephen’s plans, an untruth that could rip apart the lives of those on both worlds.

Will it attract my attention in a book store? Personally no. But that is simply because I don't think I read much of the genre with covers like this.
 
Pros?Very beautifully designed, by that I mean it is photoshopped perfectly and the fonts, etc fits very well. It is clean, simple and direct.

Cons?I don't particularly hate anything because I really don't know how this cover could've designed better. Personally I won't change one thing about the cover. If things have to change, the whole cover have to start from scratch and be designed from another POV (by that I mean that the redesigned cover have to be completely different from this one, so no changing the font, the colours etc). 

Colour Scheme?I love it! It is crisp, bright but also misty-ly scary. <—-I hope that makes sense. 😛 I mean the planet totally attracted my attention because of the bright colours!

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Let’s Judge the Book by Its Cover♥Giveaway: Becoming Human by Eliza Green

Two worlds. Two species. One terrifying secret.

In 2163, a polluted and overcrowded Earth forces humans to search for a new home. But the exoplanet they target, Exilon 5, is occupied. Having already begun a massive relocation programme, Bill Taggart is sent to monitor the Indigenes, the race that lives there. He is a man on the edge. He believes the Indigenes killed his wife, but he doesn’t know why. His surveillance focuses on the Indigene Stephen, who has risked his life to surface during the daytime.

Stephen has every reason to despise the humans and their attempts to colonise his planet. To protect his species from further harm, he must go against his very nature and become human. But one woman holds a secret that threatens Bill’s and Stephen’s plans, an untruth that could rip apart the lives of those on both worlds.

Will it attract my attention in a book store? Personally no. But that is simply because I don’t think I read much of the genre with covers like this.
 
Pros?Very beautifully designed, by that I mean it is photoshopped perfectly and the fonts, etc fits very well. It is clean, simple and direct.

Cons?I don’t particularly hate anything because I really don’t know how this cover could’ve designed better. Personally I won’t change one thing about the cover. If things have to change, the whole cover have to start from scratch and be designed from another POV (by that I mean that the redesigned cover have to be completely different from this one, so no changing the font, the colours etc). 

Colour Scheme?I love it! It is crisp, bright but also misty-ly scary. <—-I hope that makes sense. 😛 I mean the planet totally attracted my attention because of the bright colours!

Font?
I love it! It seems like the font that a TV series will use for their program like…

It is not fancy, or crazy. It is simple but not “nooby”.


Unique Features?I just like the attention to detail for this cover. The cloudy “sky”, the cracked dirt, the fog-like atmosphere. It kind of chills you to the bone.
Others?

I just like how this cover makes me feel. It kind of reminds me of sci-fi, dangerous, paranormal (just a bit due to the moon/planet), and dystopic (dirt and city). I don’t know. It just gave me this “feeling”. I mean it is not the best cover ever, but it is good enough, and I have seen way worst.

Overall: 
7.5 out of 10.
What do you think?
And now a GIVEAWAY! (All my opinions above were mine. In no way did the authors told me what to write.)
For a kindle copy of Being Human, comment below on your thought of the cover?

Best of 2012 Giveaway Hop

It’s almost time to share the best books you have read this year.  The Best of 2012 Giveaway Hop wraps up a year of giveaway hops by featuring your favorite reads.  Your giveaway should feature your favorite book or books of 2012.  These can be books that were published in 2012 or books that your read in 2012.

Best of 2012 Giveaway Hop

December 27th to 31st

The book will be a surprise, meaning I will pick one of my favourites and sent it to the winner. You just have to tell me the preferred format.

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Best of 2012 Giveaway Hop

It's almost time to share the best books you have read this year.  The Best of 2012 Giveaway Hop wraps up a year of giveaway hops by featuring your favorite reads.  Your giveaway should feature your favorite book or books of 2012.  These can be books that were published in 2012 or books that your read in 2012.

Best of 2012 Giveaway Hop

December 27th to 31st

The book will be a surprise, meaning I will pick one of my favourites and sent it to the winner. You just have to tell me the preferred format.

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Review♥Giveaway: Regine’s Book


Regine’s Book: A Teen Girl’s Last Words
by Regine Stokke
October 23, 2012; $16.99 US;
324 pages; paperback
Ages 14+, Teen nonfiction / memoir
ISBN-13: 978-1-936976-20-1
Regine’s Book: A Teen Girl’s Last Words, new from Zest Books, is Regine’s personal story as it was written on her blog and features her own photography and artwork, as well as comments from blog readers and entries from those who loved her most. The book deals with every facet of living with cancer, from the good days to the bad and everything in between. At an age when Regine’s biggest concern should have been what dress she was going to wear to prom, she was worrying about whether or not the wig she wears looks natural and about all the things she may soon be leaving behind. “The fear of no longer existing never goes away,” Regine confesses only a few months before her death. “I’m afraid to leave the world and I don’t want to do it. I think about my family, and about my friends. I have to fight for them. I can’t leave them behind with that sorrow. I have to try everything I can, despite how bleak everything looks.”

I received the book on the day that my post was supposed to be up. I read it within hours with tears dripping on to the page. I couldn't stop, reading or crying.


Review
This book was emotional. I had a bad experience with cancer books (John Green's The Fault in Our Stars). I didn't cry with John's book but I found myself at the brink of tears a few page in with this book. It wasn't just Regine's thoughts and writing, the book contained never seen before entries from the people around Regine. I was so emotionally broken by what Regine's mother wrote. I am not a mother, in fact I am just a kid, but what Regine's mother felt, I felt. It was devastating. It really made you realize how precious life is.

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