I know a lot of people don’t like book covers with faces, but sometimes they’re done really well and are really beautiful or striking. I especially love illustrated ones because it gives me the chance to see the character exactly as they’re meant to look and to connect with them before I even start the story, plus I’m a sucker for pretty artwork. Even photos can be great if it’s not a photo I’ve already seen on multiple other books and if the whole cover is well done.
So… here are some book covers I love that feature faces!
The Bionics Saga by Nadege Richards
These are so pretty and eye-catching, and I love how they match up when they’re next to each other!
Mars Girls by Mary Turzillo
This is some gorgeous art!
The Splintered Series by A.G. Howard
These covers are just so fantastical and pretty! I swear that guy on Unhinged is looking into my soul.
The Warlock Brothers of Havenbridge Series by Jacob Z. Flores
These are all so simple, just a person, and yet, I find myself drawn to them and curious about the characters. It must be in the eyes!
Nameless Series by Jennifer Jenkins
I love how BOLD all of these are!
Artemis Invaded by Jane Lindskold
Something about this one is so striking and kind of ethereal. It’s so well designed, including the font and everything.
Birds of a Feather by S. Margrave
I just love this art and all that attitude in the character’s facial expression.
Want Series by Cindy Pon
These covers are gorgeous with such pretty and cool colors!
Mad in Wonderland Series by Cameron Jace
They all have basically the same image, but they’re still so colorful and fun!
The Immortal Coil Series
I’ve always loved these beautiful covers!