But allow me to explain.
My first response is that this was not the official topic this week for the meme. (Really, Kristen? Shocking. I know.)
My second response is that I know it is highly specific, but yes, there actually *are* a lot of covers that have exactly this on them.
I think it's an urban fantasy thing. And since I read a lot of urban fantasy, I come across this a lot. But, believe it or not, I'm not making fun of this little trend---I love these covers! (Hey, I never claimed to be original with what I like on covers.) The handful-of-glowy-magic thing always gets my attention and makes me interested. I think it makes for a great cover, hence this week's topic :-)
Cover Characteristics is a weekly meme hosted at Sugar & Snark. I went rogue this week, so my topic is:
Books Covers featuring People Holding Glowy Magic in Their Hands
*The site is having some problems displaying individual covers with links. Some of them may not show up. Hopefully you can still enjoy the collage!*
The Wizard’s Heir by Devri Walls
This guy looks seriously badass.
Dangerous Waters by C.M. Michaels
I feel like this would’ve been better without the people in the background, but I like the mostly dark/black cover contrasting with the glowing blue.
Kris Chase Series by Gena D. Lutz
I’m not entirely sure what happened to all of this character’s shirts, but the covers are pretty nonetheless.
The Dia Chronicles by Tammy Farrell
Not only are these just pretty covers, the font makes them look so enticing.
Justice Calling by Annie Bellet
It’s just that gritty urban fantasy look I like.
Echoes of Eternity Series by Sydney Bristow
Not only do these have a badass looking woman and pretty coloring, they’ve even got skylines in the background.
Dragon Born Series by Ella Summers
These covers just have a great look to them. I like the style, the colors, the background, all of it.
Burned by Magic by Jasmine Walt
Another one that’s just great all around. I’m a little freaked out by her eyes though…
Soul Breaker by Clara Coulson
This one is also great all around with a great art style, but I love that there’s just a normal guy on it. I feel like few fantasy book covers have males, and the ones that do have either super ripped warriors, dark overlord types, really rough/gritty looking men with guns and weapons, or random shirtless dudes. Actually, it’s super fitting since the book is really great on the gender equality/non-stereotyping front.
Soul Born by Kevin James Breaux
*Whispers softly into the wind* Dan dos Santos… No, but really, the DETAIL and the realism, like the cuts and reflection of lights on the buckles of her corset, so amazing.