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It’s true that sometimes I read a book mainly for its cover. Sometimes I just luck out and the covers of books I want to read are AWESOME. Either way, I have a huge love for book covers, especially ones that make me think. I don’t pretend to be an art person by any means, but sometimes I just like to stare at the covers, deciphering their meanings or why certain things are placed as they are.
Here are some of my favorite book covers:
Dark Triumph and Grave Mercy – I probably spent a good portion of the time I read these looking back at the covers. There are little things that caught my eye… the way Ismae holds the crossbow or the way Sybill clenches her dagger. I kept going back and forth between reading and studying the covers, looking for more depth in the pictures.
Defiance – Every time I see this cover I think Rachel is riding a horse. So I love that when I look closer, I see that she’s actually taken a knee and her cloak ends up blending into a city line. It’s such an amazing piece of art in that it tricks your eyes and lets you see new things every time!
Hourglass, Timepiece and Infinityglass – These may be some of my favorite covers out there. I love how simplistic the backgrounds are in contrast with the girl who is walking up the wall, hanging from a door, and laying on the ceiling. The colors are absolutely spectacular too!
Entwined – I first saw this book at the bookstore and didn’t care what it was about… I wanted to read it. I LOVE the dress mixed in with the garden scene… the muted castle in the background gives it almost an ethereal, darker tone too. P.S. I want a wedding picture like this.
The Mumbo Jumbo Circus – There’s something about this cover that I love… I think it’s the antique kind of feel it has, like an old circus poster or a book that I found hidden in the attic. I’m a huge fan of retro/old-fashioned looking covers!
The Splendor Falls – This is another one of those covers that has NOTHING to do with the book. I love how Gothic it is though, a girl lying on a coffin… a drip of blood coming from the lettering… pretty white dress… grey palate… you’d never know that this book is about an ex-ballerina sent off to Alabama for the summer!