Believe it or not, just like last week's topic of circus, this was one I had been planning to do whether it was an official topic or not. I talked recently on Daniela's blog about how much I've always loved not just circus but carnivals in general because they're so fun and beautiful with all their bright colored lights and laughter and happiness... but they're also so inherently creepy. They're almost kind of fantastical and magical just on their own, and it feels like anything can happen in that setting. And this relates to Ferris wheels because they're most often found at carnivals (in case you didn't make the connection). I also seem to come across a lot of book covers with Ferris wheels, and I guess they just stand out to me.
Anyway, I've once again tried to stick to SFF as much as possible. It's kind of limiting, but it's what I like :-)
Cover Characteristics is a weekly meme hosted at Sugar & Snark. This week’s topic is:
Books Covers featuring Ferris Wheels
Ringmaster by Trudi Jaye
It seems many book covers with Ferris wheels are just a person in the foreground and a wheel in the background, so this is kind of the first of many on this list. This cover also has a nice circus vibe, but I unfortunately I can’t recommend the book.
I think this isn’t *technically* a Ferris wheel? But it’s close enough because I like it and want to use it lol. It’s pretty much just a simple silhouette, but it still looks nice.
Steampunk Carnival by Cassandra Leuthold
Another person-in-front-Ferris-wheel-in-back cover, but still nice.
Crimson Psyche by Lynda Hilburn
I like the black, white, and dark pink coloring, plus the whole background looks interesting with the moon and everything. And the font is nice.
The Traveling Man by Jane Harvey-Berrick
I like how sparkly and glittery everything looks in the background. It kind of portrays the magical feeling of carnivals and all the lights.
The Wolves of London by Mark Morris
The silhouette melting or spider-webbing or whatever it’s doing down into the text is a neat effect, and it looks all creepy.
Mark Park and the Flume of Destiny by Brian Olsen
Nothing particularly exciting about this one, but it’s decent, and the text is bold.
The Ending I Want by Samantha Towle
This is so not my typical kind of book or cover, but I think it’s so pretty and love the whole look of it from the colors to the layout.
The Undertow Trilogy
Both of these are amazing little pieces of cover art, and they really tell a story and make the books seem interesting.
Four by Veronica Ross
It’s just so pretty with the Ferris wheel AND the fire all around it!