Talking of brilliant covers bring me to Little Bird by Penni Russon. Unfortunately this book didn't arrive in my mailbox, it came in to The Reading Stack and another reviewer saw it first. It's a cover no reader could ever go past. First in first served, and I was too slow. I'm going to buy this one as I thoroughly enjoyed her previous title in the Girlfriend fiction series, The Indigo Girls. A chance tweet led me to Allen and Unwin's Alien Onion blog where other designs by the same graphic artist are featured. Definitely worth a look here.