I love coming into these with no knowledge whatsoever of what the book is about, because it means that I can make guesses and find out later whether or not I was right. In the case of 27 Hours by Tristina Wright I only have a few guesses, the first is that it has to be some sort of science fiction as the world seems to be floating. Whether that’s in the sky or in space, I’m not sure, but my instinct feels as though space is more likely, especially considering the crescent moon with what appears to be a reflection of the city back on it. And then, of course, there’s something to do with a war, as indicated by the text at the top of the cover. I imagine they’re on the brink of war; ultimately, I’m excited to find out what the reason for why war is so close on the horizon is through the story.
I just love the colors in this cover. A mix of purples, blues, greens, and whites makes way for an incredibly eye-catching cover, and the sort that really draws you in the more that you look at it. Everything is shrouded in fog or mist, leaving much to be desired as far as what the world looks like, but it also leaves you with wonderful guesses as to what the story will be like. I’ve always loved the idea of floating cities, and the ways in which this city is portrayed looks exceptionally exciting. It’s possible that this could be depicting a colony on the moon, which is still a pretty amazing setting. I think the text placement in this cover is perfect, it doesn’t really get in the way of anything that I’d like to be able to see and the coloring matches well with the background. I think it’s really intriguing how the city seems to have both an upright side and an upside down side and I can’t wait to see how that’s portrayed in the book.
What do you think of this cover? Is it one that you find eye-catching? Would you pick this book up if you only had the cover to go off of? Do you not like it? Let me know all your thoughts in the comments!