More book cover critiques! I’ve got a green and gold theme going this week.
I love all things filigree, and done right, it can make a striking, whimsical cover. This one does that, while giving place (Paris) without overwhelming. Simple font, stylized framework, and a symmetric, balanced cover. I’m in!
Normally, I’d consider this font a bit too fancy for a book cover. However, the layout works with it, as it’s not too busy and the title is large enough that the legibility isn’t reduced. Little details like the dog’s glowing eyes and the slightly glowing amulet at her neck hint at fantasy. Again, limited color scheme is strong. If the background had been less faded/painterly, it would be much too overwhelming.
I’m not a HUGE fan of split covers like this. However, the strong imagery on this works. The character staring at the reader over the battle scene promises conflict and strength. Gold and green rock. The sparkling magic and the ancient clothing/patterns hint at historical fiction or historical fantasy set somewhere in the African continent, a much under-served location.