I don’t really have any sort of special affinity for birds, but I’ve noticed they seem to be on A LOT of book covers. So here we are!
I’ve got birds that are featured prominently, birds in the background, single birds, flocks of birds, detailed birds, silhouetted birds… ok now this just sounds like a sales pitch.
Anyway, here are the covers!
Cover Characteristics is a weekly meme hosted at Sugar & Snark. I went rogue this week, so my topic is:
Books Covers featuring Birds
Murmuration by TJ Klune
Did you know a flock of starlings is called a murmuration? I learned that, thanks to TJ Klune lol. And this is a nice cover.
Between Life and Death Series by Ann Christy
I just really like these, and the colors on the first one especially are so pretty. No post-apocalyptic world has the right to look that beautiful!
Storms of Lazarus by Karen Kincy
Steampunk-y, but not TOO steampunk-y. Also, he looks like an interesting character. I mean, how many people walk around with a crow on their shoulder?
Bird Box by Josh Malerman
It’s such a simple kind of cover, but I love it. The colors work really well, and it definitely portrays the creepy vibe that the blurb suggests.
The Memento Mori Witch Trilogy by C.N. Crawford
These have really nice art. Or Photoshop editing? Either way I like them.
Parrish by Shannen Crane Camp
I don’t even know why I love this one, but I do. Maybe the colors and the way the black on the girl on the bird really stand out? And maybe the gnarled branches that add an ominous vibe?
The Loneliness of Distant Beings by Kate Ling
Simple, but nice.
Bitter Demons by Sarra Cannon
I really like this style of cover.
Fraulein Frankenstein by Stephen Woodworth
This is another that I really know why I like it… it’s just pretty.
The Ravens by Katie Faith
I struggled to pick a favorite this time as all of these are pretty equally great, but I’m going with this one because it’s artistic, it’s pretty, and it’s also attention-grabbing and striking with the contrast and color splash!