What I Love:
The intricate arrangement of cogs fronted by a keyhole; the banner with the title; the arrangement of the aforementioned items looking like a hot air balloon suspended above a city in a night sky; the rich-looking border; the fact that it looks a little steampunk-ish. It’s just a gorgeous cover and I love the colours on it.
Orphan, clock keeper, and thief, Hugo lives in the walls of a busy Paris train station, where his survival depends on secrets and anonymity. But when his world suddenly interlocks with an eccentric, bookish girl and a bitter old man who runs a toy booth in the station, Hugo’s undercover life, and his most precious secret, are put in jeopardy. A cryptic drawing, a treasured notebook, a stolen key, a mechanical man, and a hidden message from Hugo’s dead father form the backbone of this intricate, tender, and spellbinding mystery.