That old adage comes to mind – Never judge a book by its cover.
Although it’s probably something that should never prevent us from giving a book a go, we can’t help but have favourite book covers that help conjure up the magic of the pages inside.
My favourite cover is Rebecca Solnit’s A Field Guide To Getting Lost. It may seem like an odd choice, but I think the cover conveys the stories inside in a simple, and artistic, way.
What book covers do the other participants in the blog hop hold dear?
The Girl Who Could See by Kara Swanson. I mean have you seen it? It’s gorgeous…GORGEOUS!!!
Of all the beautiful covers out there, the one that has stuck with me the most is Jackaby. There are multiple layers to the image, the title looks like it was drawn with a firework sparkler (I love those), and it’s in blues. (…I also love blue) So when it comes to Jackaby, I’m a goner.
There are so many fantastic book covers out there that this is hard to choose. I think I’d have to say any of the Valdemar books by Mercedes Lackey though. The cover artist is her husband, Larry Dixon, and they capture the essence of the novels in their entirety. It’s beautiful artwork and amazing to look at.
One of the most gorgeous covers I’ve ever seen is Sinking by Sarah Armstrong-Garner. Other favorites are The Noble Servant by Melanie Dickerson (all her covers are stunning!), The Firethorn Crown by Lea Doue, and Unblemished by Sara Ella.
The Girl Who Could See by Kara Swanson. Incredible and breathtaking!
As a book cover designer I pay a lot of attention to cover design. There are so many gorgeous covers out there. I love the cover of Shatter Me by Tehereh Mafi (the one with the eye). The cover design for Fifty Shades of Grey is also powerful. It’s simple but nicely sets the tone for the book. One of my recent favourites is The Defrosting of Charlotte Small by Annabel Giles. This is a very simple cover but also very beautiful and fitting for the book. I love the little heart in the ice cube. Sometimes less is more.
The covers done by the Mind Over trilogy by DragonMoon Press. I adore them.
I love the cover Jenny Zemanek did for my most recent release, The Lord of Dreams, as well as the boxed set covers for Light in the Darkness and Luminous. She’s amazing! She has also done beautiful covers for Thorn (and other books) by Intisar Khanani, and Masque (and other books) by W.R. Gingell. The cover of Kara Swanson’s The Girl Who Could See is gorgeous! And all of the covers in Brandon Barr’s Song of the Worlds series are beautiful.
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