I know you’re not supposed to judge a book by its cover, but OhMyWord, you guys! These book covers make my nerdy heart so happy!
This Fab Five Friday is dedicated to my favorite covers.
Some folks HATE having people on the cover. They say that it distracts them from the story, and prevents them from creating their own image of the characters as they read for themselves.
Clearly, I am not one of those people.
I LOVE covers with gorgeous gowns, beautiful backgrounds, or provocative poses. To me, they sweep the reader straight into the setting, and smoothly places them in the thick of the action.
The Selection series.
Ok, ok, I’ll admit it. Part of the appeal of these covers is that they feature a redhead (GINGER POWER!). They also spotlight STUNNING dresses that I really wish I could wear to a fancy ball. America’s expressions also range from cheeky to thoughtful to confident as the series progresses. I’m a fan!
His Fair Assassin series.
ForTheLoveOfAllThingsSparkly. THESE COVERS! Can’t you just FEEL the emotion radiating from the screen?! Bad ass heroines sporting hard core weapons with fierce expressions. What more can you ask for?
Maids of Honor series.
These covers illustrate character casting at its finest. The cover image manages to capture the essence of the leading lady perfectly! Plus, the hunky guys. Yummm!
Illusions of Fate.
This is the perfect example of why you should never judge a book by its cover. Isn’t the cover SUBLIME? The story, however, was a bit of a let-down. I LOVE the mischievous smile, the dainty teacup, and the steam of crows. SO MUCH BEAUTY in this cover! I just wish the insides had lived up to the outsides.
Once again, a cover featuring a fierce, totally bad ass heroine. Gotta love the steampunk feel, as well!
What do YOU think? What elements make a fetching cover design? What are some of your favorites? Share in the comments below!