Saturday, March 20, 2010

Cover Story: Impossible

Impossible by Nancy Werlin is an absolutely phenomenal book. Great characters, gripping plot, and lots of amazingness are packed into the pages of this book. If you haven't read it yet, please do. You can also read SM's review of it here.

Lucy Scarborough is seventeen when she discovers that the women of her family have been cursed through the generations, forced to attempt three seemingly impossible tasks or to fall into madness upon their child's birth. How can Lucy succeed when all of her ancestors have tried and failed? But Lucy is the first girl who won't be alone as she tackles the list. She has her fiercely protective foster parents beside her. And she has Zach, whose strength amazes her more each day. Do they have enough love and resolve to overcome an age-old evil?

Inspired by the ballad "Scarborough Faire", this spellbinding novel combines suspense, fantasy, and romance for an intensely page-turning and masterfully original tale.

Cover Story:

This is the hardback cover and it is simply beautiful, is it not?

My thoughts: I was in love with this cover before I even read the book. The blue color scheme is refreshing and crisp, and the water moving in on the girl is true to a climactic scene of the book. The silhouette of the girl is intriguing, and the yarn unraveling on her symbolizes Lucy's life unfolding.

This is the cover of the paperback version, and the copy I own.

My thoughts: The vivid red of Lucy's dress (true to the book) and the title is striking. The field she's standing in connects to the land she is searching for to plow. I like that the model's face is obscured by her hair, again adding some of the mystery that the silhouette did for the other cover.

In conclusion: The first cover is definitely my favorite, but both are beautiful. Which do you prefer?


  1. I have read and enjoyed Impossible. I have the same copy as you and I prefer that one :)


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