Wednesday 6 February 2013

Cover me content

Cover art.  It's a killer - whether on the eyes, or the wallet - it can often be the deciding factor for a reader.

Just liking reading, it is subjective.  What appeals to one might not necessarily appeal to another.  And then there are those who don't appeal to anyone with the exception to the individual who signs off on the brief.

Inside of complaining about the common sights in covers, of which has been done well in many spheres of the 'net, I'm going to show off some of the covers that jumped out at me while browsing bookshelves.

All five are covers that I discovered while looking at new releases (and coming soons) in the US market.

Love at first sight (and it is a translation - double points!)
Mister Orange by Truus Matti
Pretty and disquieting (without requiring a pretty dress OR a forest)
Shadow Lands by Kate Brian
Oh wait...there is a pretty dress but it isn't centred on the page....  This one sounds exactly as I've subtitled it.  Straight to my "buy list".

Spare with flair
Teeth by Hannah Mozkowitz
Jar trump chest cavity
Love and Other Perishable Items by Laura Buzo
I love Good Oil (the Australian title of this Morris Award honor book).  However, I think this title and cover completely set up a beautiful slam dunk.

Tie me down, rainbow style
Meant to Be by Lauren Morrill

Which cover has recently set your life ablaze?

1 comment:

Danielle said...

OH! Some truly lovely covers right there :)

I fell for 'The Murmurings' by Carly Anne West because of the creepy cover. It's something as simple as they've flipped a picture on its side, but that alone distinguished the book for me.