More book cover & critiques!

We have a two-fer! I like both these strong covers for the same book. They both adhere to a strong, simple color scheme, iconic imagery, and incorporate the title with the background. For the first cover, it took me a while to realize that the black image across the sun was a war banner, but now that I see that, it makes perfect sense. I love the painterly quality of the cover. For the second cover, the dragon appeals to my inner dragon-lover, of course. I like the fading colors, the great blocking, and the clever use of the dragon itself to communicate the tagline.

She Who Became the Sun: 9781529043396: Amazon.com: Books

The use of font in this one would be overwhelming – if it didn’t exactly reflect the words of the title. Deep, rich colors, strong contrast, simple iconography with medieval and modern skyline elements. It intrigues and has an impact. I am not as big of a fan of the author name being the same font as the word City… I would have made it the same font as the review.



City of Iron and Dust: Oakes, J.P.: 9781789097108: Amazon.com: Books

I enjoy good cover frames, and this one increases my love by covering them, implying that the story is bigger than the fairy tale or historical frame. Strong font, simple colors, a blazing white sword against shadowy background. Love it!

Half Sick of Shadows by [Laura Sebastian]

Celtic Fairies, Fables, and Folklore! Bestselling author (top #100 Amazon Canada, #1 in Paranormal Fantasy, Amazon Canada) Christy Nicholas, also known as Green Dragon, is an author, artist and accountant. After she failed to become an airline pilot, she quit her ceaseless pursuit of careers that begin with 'A', and decided to concentrate on her writing. Since she has Project Completion Disorder, she is one of the few authors with NO unfinished novels. Christy has her hands in many crafts, including digital art, beaded jewelry, writing, and photography. In real life, she's a CPA, but having grown up with art all around her (her mother, grandmother and great-grandmother are/were all artists), it sort of infected her, as it were. She wants to expose the incredible beauty in this world, hidden beneath the everyday grime of familiarity and habit, and share it with others. She uses characters out of time and places infused with magic and myth. Combine this love of beauty with a bit of financial sense and you get an art business. She does local art and craft shows, as well as sending her art to various science fiction conventions throughout the country and abroad. Facebook: www.facebook.com/greendragonauthor Homepage: www.greendragonartist.com Blog: www.greendragonartist.net Twitter: www.twitter.com/greendragon9

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One comment on “More book cover & critiques!
  1. Judith Klein says:

    Cool!

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