Gah, you all know how much I love book covers, so I literally look forward to this post all year.
I didn’t go quite as crazy as I did last year, but I suppose I went crazy enough. But hey, it’s the end of the year! And covers are pretty to look at! And people worked hard to make these! So the more, the merrier, I say. But, though I love all of these, I did pick ten to discuss and managed to narrow it down to five ultimate favorites, so let’s get to it!
Berserker by Emmy Laybourne
I love how all the white space makes the red blood all the more striking, and the way the faces of the characters and the Old West setting is all blended in is so pretty.
The Glamour Thieves by Don Allmon
I love how much this one matches the characters and the story and has so much detail. The orc has tusks and everything!
The Six-Gun Tarot by R. S. Belcher
This cover has some amazing artwork, and that kid and the jade eye do play a big part in the story.
Succubus by Brandon Varnell
The artwork on this one is so pretty and also so detailed. I mean, look at that silver suit!
Tales of the High Court by Megan Derr
All of these covers are just so bright and colorful and striking with an interesting use of foreground and background, and the overall design of them is great.
My Favorite #1:
Hell Divers Series by Nicholas Sansbury Smith
These covers represent the story so perfectly, are so detailed, and just look so kickass. They really capture the intensity and are beautiful to boot.
My Favorite #2:
Dominion Series by Lissa Kasey
The artwork on all of these is soooo beautiful! And I love how well it portrays the characters.
My Favorite #3:
The Human Wilderness by S.H. Livernois
I absolutely love the design of this one. I love that it’s slanted, I love the font, I love the silhouettes, and I love the contrast of the people at the top vs. the zombie-like monsters at the bottom.
My Favorite #4:
Scarlet & the White Wolf Series by Kirby Crow
These covers just give me feels??? I felt connected to these characters even before I started reading the books, and I just love the artwork as well.
My Favorite #5:
The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black
This one is simplistic with just a hand, but it’s STRIKING with the pale skin against the blue background, and the font is gorgeous. It’s a beautiful cover with an overall great design.