Coverage (27) – Marrow

Covers are an important part of the book industry, and they often decide whether we pick up a book or not. Plus they’re just so pretty to look at!
‘Coverage’ is a unique to Tea Mouse feature where I dissect a cover – whether it be one that I love, or one that I don’t like all that much – and discuss its effect on the book itself.

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In the Bone there is a house.

In the house there is a girl.

In the girl there is a darkness.

Margo is not like other girls. She lives in a derelict neighborhood called the Bone, in a cursed house, with her cursed mother, who hasn’t spoken to her in over two years. She lives her days feeling invisible. It’s not until she develops a friendship with her wheelchair-bound neighbor, Judah Grant, that things begin to change. When neighborhood girl, seven-year-old Neveah Anthony, goes missing, Judah sets out to help Margo uncover what happened to her.

What Margo finds changes her, and with a new perspective on life, she’s determined to find evil and punish it–targeting rapists and child molesters, one by one.

But hunting evil is dangerous, and Margo risks losing everything, including her own soul.

Doesn’t this look so deliciously creepy? I love creepy YA, and sadly I find them few and far between. But Marrow looks right up my alley.

I love how detailed this cover is; from the blood on the girls dress to the shapes in the windows of the house and that bloody hand print up top – there’s so much to be seen. The house itself looks warped and almost like it’s got something inside that’s warping the walls… ohh, how scary!

I’m not so big on the font they used for the title… I don’t know, maybe it’s too white and stark against the rest of the moody palette used on the cover. I do love the dripping blood though, even if it’s cliché.

I’m hands down excited for this one. If it reads as good as it sounds, I’ll be one happy lady.

What are your thoughts on Marrow? Would you pick it up from the cover alone?
Let me know below! :)

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