Cover Envy: The Chronicles of Zee & Zoey by Deborah Barnes


Cover Envy is a weekly feature at As the Pages Turn where we find only the most beautiful, spectacular jaw-dropping covers in the world of books.  Today’s Cover Envy Spotlight goes to The Chronicles of Zee & Zoey: A Journey of Extraordinarily Ordinary by Deborah Barnes and this is why I think it is so deserving.

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Is this the most beautiful cover you’ve ever seen in your whole life?  I love the colors and how did they get the kitties to sit beside each other like that?  Photoshop or was it for real?  I especially love the title font, too.  Everything just comes together on this cover – the colors, the graphics, everything.  It has a fairytale feel, you know?

Combining a warm, humorous, and conversational style of writing with stunning photos and charming artwork, readers are immediately immersed into the world of Zee, a lovable male Maine Coon cat, and Zoey, a high-spirited female Bengal cat, as they share their amazing relationship and bond that formed between the two of them in The Chronicles of Zee & Zoey. What makes this story so compelling, is that the author narrates the journey of the cats through the personal trials and tribulations of her own life. Readers will easily be able to relate to the many moments the author shares and her spot on accuracy in understanding the many nuances of a cat is so realistic, one might think the author was a cat herself!  You will be certain to smile and laugh on more than one occasion as you share this incredible journey with Zee and Zoey and learn the ultimate message they teach us – to embrace the ordinary in life and dare to make it extraordinary.

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2 responses to “Cover Envy: The Chronicles of Zee & Zoey by Deborah Barnes

  1. As the author of this book, I was quite pleasantly surprised when I happened upon this post! I am absolutely thrilled at your questions about the cover and your enthusiasm for the design. Every aspect of the cover was carefully planned – from the custom designed font with the signature heart that portrays the love Zee and Zoey have for one another in the letter “y,” to the fairy tale feel of the whimsical butterflies, dragonflies, and ivy. I wanted the cover to portray the main lesson of the book – to embrace the ordinary in our lives and make it extraordinary.

    By taking what can be considered an ordinary, everyday occurrence – reading – I decided by creating a book filled with stunning photos and charming artwork, that the reader would immediately be immersed into the concept of extraordinary. In truthfulness, the book is about everyday life situations that anyone can relate to, which makes the concept all the more fascinating. It is a “must read” to truly understand the many messages and nuances of the story.

  2. Sigh… it’s amazing what happens when you forget your reading glasses and can’t see the keyboard when you are typing – please change my above comment to reflect my proper name/title – Deborah Barnes – Author of The Chronicles of Zee and Zoey!!

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