This is a fun meme for the weekends, count Friday and Monday as part of your weekend and have even more fun!
“This is a brand new meme to display all those beautiful, funny, crazy and even those that make you think book covers you come across each week. I don’t know about the rest of you, but I love looking at different book covers. You may not be able to judge a book by its cover, but they are sure fun to look at.
The Blog Hop is hosted by Yvonne, over at ‘Socrates’ Book Review Blog‘ and the rules for taking part are pretty simple:
1. Cross to ‘Socrates’ Book Review Blog’. Take the button at the top of her post and post it on your blog.
2. Chose a book cover of your choice and post it. (You can post as many covers as you’d like.)
3. Sign up with Mr. Linky at the bottom of the page. Please use the url that links directly to your cover art post.
4. Visit other blogs on the list to see what covers they are featuring this week.
I seem to have a theme of strong historical covers going on in the last couple of weeks, but that really is just coincidence, as I have very eclectic tastes in my reading material.
This week’s cover was inspired by a visit to fellow blogger Violet, over at ‘Violet Crush’. She featured the book in one of her recent posts, along with a great review, so why not stop over at her site and read what she has to say …
I am still in two minds about whether this is a book that I need to rush out and buy, but doubtless it will find its way into my TBR pile at some point in time!!!
Pompeii, a city that’s many things to many people. For Cato, it’s the perfect escape from a failed political career in Rome. A place to start again, become a winemaker. But when a corrupt politician wrongfully jails Cato’s sister, he must oust the man from power to save her.
For Ariella, Pompeii is a means to an end. As a young Jew, she escaped the fall of Jerusalem only to endure slavery to a cruel Roman general. She ends up in Pompeii, disguised as a young man and sold into a gladiator troupe. Her anger fuels her to fight well, hoping to win the arena crowds and reveal her gender at the perfect time. Perhaps then she will win true freedom.
But evil creeps through the streets of Pompeii. Political corruption, religious persecution, and family peril threaten to destroy Ariella and Cato, who are thrown together in the battle to survive. As Vesuvius churns with deadly intent, the two must bridge their differences to save the lives of those they love, before the fiery ash buries Pompeii, leaving the city lost to the world.