Yikes! That is not a pretty cover.

Prisoners in the Palace - Michaela MacColl

which is not how I was going to title this post.  Until I saw the available cover.  The Amazon cover is much prettier:

So what I was going to say was, if there are any Michaela McColl fans out there, you can save $7.00 today on this book at Amazon US.  It's $.99.

 

ETA: oh, and now that I am viewing the cover in full size, I see that it is not actually all the way to ugly.  That will teach me to make a first impression opinion based on a thumbnail size photo.

 

not that I think I should be judging stuff, bookcovers or anything else, based on anything so arbitrary and subjective as a prettiness factor.  So, apologies for that.