When I was a kid, I always wanted to go to New York. I don’t know if I’d ever actually want to live there, but I finally got to go there when I was 16 or so, for two days on a family vacation, and yes, I loved it just as much as I thought I would. Unfortunately that’s the only time I’ve ever been.
Anyway, New York, it turns out, is an awesome topic for book covers! And, because I’m a perfectionist, I did in fact check blurbs and reviews for try and make sure all these book covers do actually feature NY, not just some other big city. And I still found so many good ones that I struggled to pick a favorite. But hey, I’m not one to complain about too many awesome book covers, so here they are!
Cover Characteristics is a weekly meme hosted at Sugar & Snark. This week’s topic is:
Books Covers featuring New York City
Redemption by Rye Brewer
I just find this cover so pretty. Even the way the strands of her hair are blowing are pretty, and I like the white/gray/black colors.
York: The Shadow Cipher by Laura Ruby
This so awesome looking! Like a golden-hued steampunk version of NY or something.
The Diviners by Libba Bray
Not the most NYC looking of covers, but it’s old school, historical NYC since the book is set in the past, and I like the purple and the glowing people.
Peter & Emily, The Girl from New York by Thomas Hayes
This is pretty and magical with nice artwork!
Lyra’s Magic by Langley Keaton
This one is also pretty, and I like the colorful look of the city in the background and the magic sparkles.
Blacker Than Black by Rhi Etzweiler
I just really like this artwork and the kind of futuristic/cyberpunk feel (even though I don’t know if it is).
Discount Armageddon by Seanan McGuire
The perspective on this one is cool, and the art is great.
The Cowering Corner by Shawn Baker
I just find this one so interesting, with the city in the background and the guy walking along a ledge and the creepy shadow thing. And I love the coloring, it’s so attention-grabbing.
My Favorite #1:
New York 2140 by Kim Stanley Robinson
This cover is amazing! I mean, just look at it! The city, but with the risen sea level… Very striking and interesting to see.
My Favorite #2:
Doppelgangster by Laura Resnick
I couldn’t resist picking this as my favorite too because look at that gorgeous artwork. And look at all the detail!