More book cover critiques!
This one is all warmth and intrigue. Reds, golds, and yellows imply luxury. The detailed design and the skyline indicate this is a novel set in east Asia. I love the line that draws the eye up from the skyline, which looks like it’s covered in gold leaf, up through the title to the star-sprinkled sky. The only quibble I have is the A in Brass is not centered to the ‘of’, due to kerning – it throws off my sense of symmetry.
This one is a great example of a strong shifter novel cover. The lighting is great, the red is balanced by the skin tones, and I love the subtle texturing on the font like snakeskin, which pairs nicely with the snake-like S. Many shifter covers go overboard with the color intensity and lighting, but this one is nicely subtle. The fire sparks from the lower left don’t over power the image, and meld into the forest. The only note I might make is a slightly more interesting font for the author and subtitles.
Another strong image, one I love with the greens and yellows. The tagline is fantastic, the font is bold, and the illustration speaks to the genre, culture, and setting. The faded lighting from yellow to black reflects the colors within the image itself.
Leave a Reply