Shelf Candy Saturday (22): The Bridge by Jane Higgins

Shelf Candy Saturday is hosted by A Night's Dream of Books.

The Bridge by Jane Higgins

The City is divided. The bridges gated. In Southside, the hostiles live in squalor and desperation, waiting for a chance to overrun the residents of Cityside.

Nik is still in high school but destined for a great career with the Internal Security and Intelligence Services, the brains behind the war. But when ISIS comes recruiting, everyone is shocked when he isn’t chosen. There must be an explanation, but no one will talk about it. Thent he school is bombed and the hostiles take the bridges. Buildings are burning, kids are dead, and the hostiles have kidnapped Sol. Now ISIS is hunting for Nik.

But Nik is on the run, with Sol’s sister Fyffe and ISIS is hot on their trail. They cross the bridge in search of Sol, and Nik finds answers to questions he never dared to ask.

Based on the description it seems like the cover is a perfect fit. You can see the difference between Southside and Cityside as well as what I'm assuming to be Nik and Fyffe on the run. It also has a futuristic/dystopian feel to it and I love when you can tell a books genre based on the cover. I also love that the textures in the water and sky make this cover look like a painting.


  1. This is an awesome cover. It fits the title and description well. Great choice!

  2. Hey, Jen!

    What a striking cover! It has a definite dystopian feel to it. The landscape is bleak and depressing, and the city is obviously divided into two halves. It's so interesting, the bridge rising up to meet the moon, with the two figures silhouetted at the top. The final touch is the title itself, with the crumbling letters. They look as if the paint were flaking off.

    This is a GREAT choice, and is going onto my TBR pile!

    Thanks for participating in this meme!! : )


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