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Cover Art Critiques

This doesn’t look like your typical ‘hard science fiction’ cover, but I love it. It has that lovely limited color palette, and while the silhouettes don’t offer much detail, we don’t need much detail. We know there’s an ensemble cast,

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Beauty

Beauty. Each and every one of us should stop to appreciate a glimpse of beauty every day. The sweet song of a bird at dawn. The dandelion struggling to grow through a crack in the sidewalk. The dew glistening on

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Book cover critique

This book cover is outside my normal area of genre, but it’s intriguing and well-crafted. I normally go for fantasy, historical fiction, or some adjacent genre, and this is cozy historical mystery. So, sort of adjacent, I suppose. The image

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Cover Art Critiques

Simple doesn’t have to mean boring. This cover uses that famous limited color pallete and an intriguing icon symbol with appropriate fonts to create an intriguing, strong cover. Now, I think the gilt on the edge frame and the title

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Cover art critiques

This book cover has all sorts of information without being overwhelming. At immediate glance, it screams time travel and steampunk, but the dark street and the two shadowy figures speak of danger, thrill, and maybe a hint of romance. The

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Cover art critiques

Oh, this is an incredible image. The limited color palette gives the impression of cold, winter, forest, and loneliness. The expression on the woman’s face is wistful, and the image of the man by the lake seems disturbing and intriguing.

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Shiny new cover for Legacy of Hunger!

The first book in my Druid’s Brooch Series, Legacy of Hunger, just got a fancy makeover! Check out the brilliance! I will be updating the covers for the rest of the series that is currently available, Legacy of Truth and

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Cover Art Critique

This is a delightful piece of art, and I love the ombre effect of the colors. I also enjoy the way the font reflects the elegance and movement of the dress in the wind. The curve of the N matches

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Book Cover Critique

I love the movement and action in this one, and the delightful melding of the waves with her dress. The way the water interacts with the title font is magical. I’m not sure I’m a fan of the font on

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How to rock a limited color palette! This is gorgeous. The image interacts with the strong font. The dripping blood is very evocative of Dark Fantasy. There’s a hint of fairy tale, with the crystal rose. I love the texture

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I adore this one. It’s full of magic and mystery. Blue and gold, a star field, some graphics embellishment, and a font that is both whimsical and easily read. The detail on the font melds into the graphics wonderfully, bringing

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Oh, this is just so lovely. Evocative, magical, and intriguing. In a purely design view, the contrast is fantastic. The font implies the Jazz Age (and the blurb verifies this). The expression on the figure’s face is both disdainful and

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There is a lot to love on this cover. A mysterious building with good mood lighting, a limited color pallete, and a strong title font. The fact that the quote and the author name (and the tagline) are all in

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More book cover critiques!

So, Romance covers are their own little world. They can range from the truly stunning to the truly cringe-y. For one to actually catch my eye, though, is unusual because it’s not a genre I normally read. This one does,

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Such a lush cover! The contrast is outstanding, the color scheme simple yet stunning. That carving is complex without being overpowering. And having a quote by Sarah J. Maas on your cover isn’t a bad thing. I’m not a huge

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The illustration in this is gorgeous and intruiging, and fits the title… but so DARK! I can barely read it at full size, and it just disappears in thumbnail size. Having a quote on the cover by Naomi Novik is

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More book cover critiques!

I really like this cover – but there are still a few things I don’t like about it. While I adore the interactivity of the image with the title, the font on the title seems too blurry compared to the

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More book cover critiques!

We’re back to dark covers, but at least this one has spots of brightness to increase contrast, both in most of the title and the artwork itself. For balance, I would have brightened the lower right corner as well. Symmetry

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More cool book covers

More book cover critiques! This cover has lovely art, very evocative and intriguing. The simple font works well, especially with the delightful dagger as the T in Agatha. Red is the primary color here, except for her blue eyes, which

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Cool Book Covers

I’m back with some more book covers I admire! This one is nicely wicked (as per the title). Limited color scheme really highlights the red, which might be ink, but more likely blood. The rustic font and color treatment on

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