Saturday, March 31, 2012

Shelf Candy Saturday!!! (22)

Thank you to Five Alarm Book Reviews for hosting!

I love Saturdays. I usually try to find some excuse to pop into a bookstore and browse the fantastic covers awaiting me. And Shelf Candy let's me do it in my bathrobe!


My Shelf Candy for this week is:

The Only Ones by Aaron Starmer
Synopsis can be found here

I love the dark colors and silhouettes of this cover. A strange object in the middle of a square, darkened windows and stores. A black Ferris Wheel in the background. The sky is a rich night blue, with swirls of texture. Add there is the boy, standing in the warm glow. Is he climbing down or has he just climbed up, beckoning to his friends below?
The light is so clear and strong coming from that mysterious place. It's the ray of hope isn't it? From what? For whom?

You know you want to know more about it.
I don't blame you.


  1. I have not seen this one before! And you are right. The strange object in the square, is the boy climbing in or out? It is beckoning the book browser to pick it up and find out. Nice pick!

  2. This is a new one for me but i can totally see its shelf candy appeal. I think its mysterious and the play of colors are gorgeous! I love the light shinning from the doorway - almost beckoning. Great choice!

  3. I didn't even notice the ferris wheel at first. I love this cover too. It's mysterious and makes you want to find out what that space ship thing is. My Shelf Candy

  4. Interesting... I'd like to see it as the boy is emerging from the... thing-a-ma-bob stronger and reinvented! So now, he's the only one who can save the dark people and even darker town...
    My Shelf Candy

    Shae @ Understanding Shae's Story

  5. I love the stuff in the background. very subtle but still catches the eyes. great choice.

  6. Your description is dead on. The illuminated light in the darkness is terrific. I am not familiar with the book, so I am off to read the synopsis. Thanks for sharing the cover.
    - FABR Steph

  7. I love the contrast of the dark, and I didn't even notice the ferris wheel, until you said something about it!

  8. This cover is great. You crack me up: thanks for not blaming me for wanting to know more :) You're right the cover is intriguing and I',m heading to Goodreads right now! Thanks for sharing.

    Steph @ Steph's Stacks My Shelf Candy

  9. i can't remember where i saw it but i remember thinking that it looked really cool. good pick for this week!