Thursday, July 9, 2009

Waters and the Wild Dress

If books were dresses...

(a weekly post where I create fashionable wear with book cover art)

The Waters & the Wild
by Francesca Lia Block

Release date: June 2, 2009

Description from
Block’s latest is short enough to be read in one sitting, but nonetheless has an impact that will be felt much longer. It is the perplexing and ethereal story of Bee, a 13-year-old who has begun seeing her own doppelgänger. “You are me,” her twin says before disappearing into the dark. She befriends two other kids who exist on the fringe: Haze, a stuttering loner who thinks he is the offspring of an alien, and Sarah, who believes she is the reincarnation of a slave from the 1800s. Together they work out that Bee must be a changeling, a “hideous elf” who was switched at birth with the real Bee. Block’s magical realism doesn’t always hold together (this is the kind of book where characters declare “I wish we could fly” out of nowhere), but the spooky mood she conjures is what will stay with readers—that and her gloriously grotesque descriptions of everyday objects.

First spotted this on What Bri Reads.

*source for silhouette


  1. That dress is actually gorgeous in and of itself...very art-print-esque. And the book sounds weird/good too!

  2. Okay- NOW this is my favorite! Really this time! Gorgeous!

  3. This dress is adorable! I think Catching Fire might be my favorite though. Nothing can beat that fierce bird! Haha.



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