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Monday, February 22, 2010

Magic Under Glass Rejacketed

Shortly after being released, MAGIC UNDER GLASS by Jaclyn Dolamore was pulled from the shelves and Bloomsbury was criticized for white-washing the cover. A concise account of the whole debacle and Bloomsbury's response can be found HERE.

The cover has since been redesigned and it is absolutely beautiful, depicting Nimira as she is described in
the book. Take a look.

                                             Old                                                New

And in case you aren't familiar with the book...

Nimira is a foreign music-hall girl forced to dance for mere pennies. When wealthy sorcerer Hollin Parry hires her to sing with a piano-playing automaton, Nimira believes it is the start of a new and better life. In Parry's world, however, buried secrets are beginning to stir. Unsettling below-stairs rumors swirl about ghosts, a madwoman roaming the halls, and Parry's involvement with a league of sorcerers who torture fairies for sport. Then Nimira discovers the spirit of a fairy gentleman named Erris is trapped inside the clockwork automaton, waiting for someone to break his curse. The two fall into a love that seems hopeless, and breaking the curse becomes a race against time, as not just their love, but the fate of the entire magical world may be in peril.

1 comment:

  1. Love the new cover! So much better when they stay true to things like that. Shame on you Bloomsbury! Again!