I know you're not supposed to, but I judge books by their covers all the time. In fact, it's what makes me pick up books in the first place (unless someone recommended them to me). I'm not too picky about cover art, but some things are major turnoffs. I don't like overly busy covers, or cartoony ones (unless they're on comic books/graphic novels), or overly sexified ones. I like simplicity, and shiny things, and pretty colors. That being said, here are a few recent covers that have really caught my eye. (It would take far too long if I included books I've read in past years...just saying).
Wildefire's cover is probably my favorite of the year. I love the color, and the actual cover is this weird paper that feels really soft. It also has a glowing flower, a lily to be specific (which is my favorite). It's simple, beautiful, and has movement (even though it's flowers).
Holy wow. This cover is gorgeous, and so dynamic while still simple. I love the contrast of the red and white, and how she's underwater-but-tilted. It's so wonderful!
The pose! The shirtless guy! The feathers! And did I mention it's shiny? I love this cover, along with the covers for Crescendo and Silence. They're all beautiful!
What are your favorite book covers?
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