And it’s one of my favorite days of the week again! Welcome to the post series where I basically just rave about how much I love some pretty gorgeous covers for some amazing books. This one is a favorite of mine, which is kind of funny in a way since I’m not entirely sure if it’s a book I would even want to read. But the cover? Damn, it’s so gorgeous and just pulls me right in. I’m not sure who the cover artist is, but I have to give them props for brilliantly blending everything together in order to bring about something masterful.
The first thing about this cover that really speaks to me is the way the main character is presented as a shadow. You can clearly see her face as the center focus of the image in a way that just sort of draws you in. And then you turn to the background, visible through the way the strands of her hair has been portrayed. Offset by what I can only assume is a sunset, the dark clouds of a storm surrounding it in a way that alludes to the bright and dark nature of this story. And then there are the dark shadows of the birds that offer a sort of foreboding tone to the cover.
And then there’s the text, which I actually really like for the most part. The color of the title is brilliant and the font matches the whole thing exceedingly well. Even the author’s name and the phrase at the top are well placed. But then there’s that bit about it being book 2. Frankly, I think that’s the worst part of this cover and it just plain does not need to be there. You can find another place to let your readers know that this is book 2. You don’t need to hurt your beautiful cover by putting far too much text on it, especially when that text is super unnecessary. Honestly, every book that references the first on the book cover has hurt itself a little. I hate it and it’s so irritating.
What are your thoughts on this cover? Do you like it? Hate it? What’s your favorite part? Which part do you dislike the most? Let me know all your thoughts in the comments!