The first cover I want to spotlight with the new version of this meme is a book called Heroes of the Valley by Jonathan Stroud!
I first discovered Stroud's writing with The Amulet of Samarkand and the subsequent books in The Bartimaeus Trilogy. I loved the complex plots and characters, as well as the witty humor, and knew Stroud was an author I wanted to read more from. However, Heroes of the Valley was a book that I lifted from the shelf based on the cover, even before I noted the author's name. I like the mystical lighting and the lone figure in the cloak on the cliff raises all sorts of questions and images in my head. Cover art alone prompted me to look closer at this title and a familiar author and intriguing description solidified it as a purchase and it's eagerly awaiting me in my TBR pile!
What do you think of the Heroes of the Valley cover?
What great book cover has grabbed you recently?
Special thanks again to Miss Page-Turner's City of Books for starting this meme and allowing me permission to take it over. MP-T'sCoB is a great blog and if you've never checked it out I encourage you to do so! Along with great reviews and other fun memes, you'll find a sidebar Cover of the Week and an ongoing feature called COVEResque Feat comparing book covers from multiple countries.