Saturday, April 18, 2009

Book Gazing's Hour 2 Mini Challenge:

The Challenge:
Look through the pile and take a picture of the cover you like the best, for whatever reason. It can be the prettiest, the oddest, the brightest...
Flip the book over and look at the blurb (or look on the inside of the jacket). Now here's the fun, little kid part - recreate the blurb anyway you want. What I'm looking for is some kind of tableau that expresses the main thrust of the book's plot (which the blurb should hopefully capture). You can recreate it using action figures, poppets, stuffed toys, lego creatures, models made from bluetack and paper clips, anything you can find around the house. If you're feeling really ambitious you can get people to help you out - dress them up and take a picture of them acting out the main idea behind the book. Mock it up quickly and have fun doing it :) Snap a picture of whatever you create. The challenge runs from 2pm - 4pm (GMT).

My Book Selection: Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr

The blurb:

Rule #3: Don't stare at invisible faeries. Aislinn has always seen faeries. Powerful and dangerous, they walk hidden in the mortal world. Aislinn fears their cruelty- especially if they learn of her Sight - and wishes she were as blind to their presence as other teens.

Rule #2: Don't speak to invisible faeries. Now faeries are stalking her. One of them, Keenan, who is equal parts terrifying and alluring, is trying to talk to her, asking questions Aislinn is afraid to answer.

Rule #1: Don't ever attract their attention. But it's too late. Keenan is the Summer King, who has sought his queen for nine centuries. Without her, summer itself will perish. He is determined that Aislinn will become the Summer Queen at any cost - regardless of her plans or desires.

Suddenly none of the rules that have kept Aislinn safe are working anymore, and everything is on the line: her freedom; her best friend, Seth; her life; everything.

Faery intrigue, mortal love, and the clash of ancient rules and modern expectations swirl together in Melissa Marr's stunning twenty-first-century faery tale.

My Depiction:
Here's Aislinn trying to not attract attention. (I know, I know, I don't have any action figures or dolls 'cause I don't have kids, so I had to settle for the granola bar box)


Jodie said...

Thanks for completing the challenge, hey remember when you were a kid and every make and do involved cereal boxes in some way? The book sounds fascinating btw.

Lisamm said...

Very creative!! Love it!

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Kim L said...

Wow, I love that description of the book! It definitely has me intrigued. And way to be creative! I am trying to figure out if I have the creativity to do that challenge.

Best of luck with the reading!

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BookingIt said...

What an intriguing sounding book! I love the creativity of your scene, and sometimes simple is best.

Enjoy your day of reading.


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lena said...

you're right, that's a gorgeous cover! and the blurb sounds really interesting (so i may just add this to my tbr list :P ). happy reading and future creative rendering!

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Lorin said...

ha! Very cute photo!

Have a fun read-a-thon and good luck with your day!

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