When ordering books online I always wonder how the cover will look in real life. Sometimes book designs aren't that special once I finally hold them in my hands, but other times I'm astonished because they are way more special than they appeared to be online.
I thought long and hard about which version of "The Bees" by Laline Paull to order, and even after I hit buy I wasn't sure about my decision. Because there are at least two versions of the book that appealed to me and I wasn't sure if both would look special in real life. In the end I decided to order one of the US versions.
Yesterday I picked up my copy of the book and I'm very happy with my decision to get this version. The details on the book, the colours and rough-cut pages fit together perfectly and make this one special book to look at.
The story itself also promises to be a special one so I'm super excited to read this book in a few weeks. I'm helping a beekeeper from time to time with her work, so I have a special interest in bees and I'm excited to see how the author used the life of bees to write a novel.