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HELLO everyone! Welcome to week nine and to my absolutely favorite month! In honor of my favorite month and holiday, I decided to read classics that are scary! Some contenders are:

  • Dracula
  • Hounds of Baskerville
  • Frankenstein

Do you all have any other suggestions? I'm looking for mystery, horror and maybe a ghost story or two. :)

OK. Onward to the actual book...Oh gosh, there is so much to say about this particular story, I don't know where to begin! Rebecca is such a fantastic story and has some plot elements similar to Jane Eyre. The characters in this story are so well drawn. The main protagonist is a young woman, who remains nameless throughout the novel and comes from a humble background. As a lady's maid she catches the eye of the handsome widower, Max De Winter. Their whirlwind romance launches our leading lady into the spotlight and the mistress of Manderley, an incredible estate where she is confronted by the ghost of her husband's first wife...not in a literal sense. Rebecca De Winter was the first wife of Max and known by all to have been a reputable beauty, gracious host and incredibly accomplished. But she was not at all what she showed to everyone else and only revealed her true nature to Max. What follows is an incredibly suspenseful tale, a study in jealousy, and a heck of a plot twist. Not to mention a creepy housekeeper who happens to be loyal to only one woman and it isn't our protagonist...

SO if you're looking for a scary read this month, pick this one up!

OK, so for the design I wanted to incorporate Rebecca's sailboat which plays a giant role in the story. I couldn't decide on the color scheme so I decided to include both. I hope you all enjoy this week's book cover design! 

Design, Illustration 

Design, Illustration 

Design, Illustration

Design, Illustration

One of my favorite "fun facts" about Daphne is that she is the cousin of the Llewelyn Davies boys who served as the inspiration for the story Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie. Their particular story is unbelievably tragic. For the softer version check out the movie Finding Neverland. 

See you all next week! 

Isabel Davis

 

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