When I was a kid, there were only two things I constantly pretended to be, and one of them was a mermaid. I used to spread my parents’ blue comforter out on their floor and drag myself around on it, pretend it was the ocean. In our little pool, and even in my grandparents’ hot tub, I’d pretend I was, well, essentially a mermaid veterinarian, helping all the injured sea creatures. I don’t really know why I wanted to be a mermaid so badly considering I’m not that big a fan of the ocean (it’s so big and scary!), but I did.
Even as an adult though, the idea of merfolk is a fun one. And since it is #Mermay on Twitter (as I’m posting this), this just seemed like the perfect topic for a book cover post!
Water & Blood by B. Kristin McMichael
The pink and purple colors make this one really stand out.
Silver Light by J.R Rain & Matthew S. Cox
I love the use of font on this one and how the mermaid’s tail kind of overlaps it. And I love the way the tail looks in general, so big and flippery.
The Rising by Terra Harmony
This one is just so pretty with that big moon and all the blue!
Mermaid: A Twist on the Classic Tale by Carolyn Turgeon
This one is just a tail, but the red sky against all the blue-green looks so beautiful!
The Merman and the Barbarian Pirate by Kay Berrisford
This is just totally my kind of cover! I love seeing the characters interact, and they both look kind of curious about the other or maybe just smitten.
Into the Gray by Margaret Killjoy
I feel like I keep talking about colors a lot, but the colors in this one are so beautiful too! And the artwork, including the way its laid out with with the tail and hair and everything, is beautiful.
The Merman by Carl-Johan Vallgren
The colors! (Someone please stop me!) But really, the teal and purple, and the scales, it’s all kind of understated, but I love it.
Soul of a Merman by Alana Ankh
This is another great one with artwork of the characters. Plus there’s a cute dolphin in the background :-P
Bride of the Sea by Emma Hamm
More pretty artwork, and I like how the mermaid is lurking in the water with the guy in the boat nearby plus a big ship in the background.
Mer-Charmer by Amy Bearce
I think this one is my favorite. The artwork is just gorgeous! And it all looks so magical, and it’s got the mermaids in the background. It’s also well-done overall with good font choice/placement and everything.