Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Cover LOVE?

Stephanie Burgis shared the US cover for her book Kat, Incorrigible (known in the UK as A Most Improper Majick).  This adorable middle grade book is due out in April of 2011.    Cover art is by French Artist Anette Marnat. 
This first title in the Unladylike Adventures of Kat Stephenson series evokes Jane Austen, Georgette Heyer, Alfred Noyes, and Libba Bray with tongue firmly in cheek. It’s 1803 and 12-year-old Kat must deal with her heritage of as-yet-untrained magic powers while saving her eldest sister from marriage to a wealthy cad old enough to be her father and helping the middle sister connect with her true love. Also in the mix are a loving but ineffectual father, a vicious stepmother, a dashing highwayman, and the mysterious “Order” of witches trying to recruit Kat for proper training in magic. Although it’s unlikely that young readers will be familiar with all the literary references, Burgis’ debut title rides on its swift pace and the delightfully feisty Kat, whose fearless and frequently impulsive actions will have readers cheering her on. Historical-fiction fans will enjoy this quick romp, and romance readers may discover Regency England’s charms, perhaps even enough to seek out Pride and Prejudice and other inspirations. (summary from Amazon)

You might recognize the UK cover from around the blogosphere...

I have to say while they are both cute,  I think the US cover is much better.  It looks more fun and whimsical.  For more information, including how to preorder your copy, visit Stephanie Burgis at her website.   

So what do you think?  Are you in Cover LOVE?


Nomes (inkcrush) said...

I'm not a fan of the Uk, but the US? = <3

exactly my kind of cover.

Thanks for sharing - book sounds cute too :)

Juju at Tales of said...

I love the top one with the tea pot. Totally precious!

Lea (YA Book Queen) said...

Love the US one! Too cute! :)

Anonymous said...

Super cute cover. I am adding this one to my class library list.

Marie said...

I actually like the UK cover better, haven't heard of this yet... but it sounds cute!

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