How about some strong women on our covers today?
I’m a fan of interesting frame details, so this definitely caught my eye. The book is a retelling of the Aladdin tale, so it definitely fits the story. A hint of location-appropriate architecture in the back. The western-style dress is a bit off-putting to me, but the vibrant color scheme and the delightful font works well.
Horror is not my chosen genre, but I love the soft, subtle symbols in the background, and one of the few genres where shadowing the character’s face works wonderfully. The colors are spot on, and the hint of fabric texture gives an intimate, frightening feel to the image. Like you’re caught in a small room alone with the ghost. While I really like the font, it’s got a slight hand-drawn quality which is slightly off to me, but it’s effective.
The cool colors, and of course, the misty feel of the image plays right into the title. I am not a fan of the back arm holding the sword in front of her like that – I’ve held swords, and fought with them. That’s an unnatural pose and hurts my back to look at it. Also, it looks chilly, and that’s NOT a dress to fight in at all, especially on a chilly day. But the image is strong, the font is beautiful, and the branding is great.