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And we’re back in my favorite genre, historical fantasy. Now, I’m not a huge fan of the author name being bigger than the title. The few times I can see it working is for authors such as Stephen King, where

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Cover Art Critiques

This is definitely an eye-catching cover, and the judicious addition of dripping blood does an excellent job of informing genre. I love the crumbling marble face, as it adds an immediacy to the image, making it intense and personal to

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Cover Art Critiques

Thrillers are not my genre, and many of the covers are very similar. However, the cleverness of this technique caught my eye, a literal erasure of the woman’s face, reflecting the title. The color scheme is solid, with just a

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Cover Art Critiques

Sometimes, a limited color palette is too much of a good thing. I think this cover is a demonstration of that. There isn’t enough contrast to make this amazing image pop at thumbnail size, even though it’s gorgeous, intriguing, and

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Cover Art Critiques

Even though I’ve seen this font a hundred times lately on book covers, I love it. And I adore the gradient given here, to imitate the glow of the sunset around the castle. The addition of the flock of birds

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Cover Art Critiques

This COULD be too busy, but it really isn’t. The illustration is stylized, simple, and gives some intriguing hints about the story. A pen, a padlock, a key, a knife, a panther, a woman with a gun. Frankly, I’m impressed

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Cover Art Critiques

Sometimes illustrated covers work, sometimes they don’t. This one is so compelling, it makes me want to grab the book, despite the fact that I’m not a huge Young Adult fan. I love the butterfly motif in the imagery, the

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An Immigrant’s Tale

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Cover Art Critiques

What a lush cover! I love this new fad of iconographic artwork, but I feel this one is a bit too complex. The light element is nice, and it does keep the cover from being too flat, but there is

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Cover Art Critiques

Gorgeous artwork, fantastic perspective. I love how the dragon fades away so the figure stands out. That’s a great way to keep from cluttering the cover art. And again, my favorite, a limited color palette. The metallic font with the

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Cover Art Critiques

Oh, how I adore this cover. Stylistic artwork that holds lots of hints about the story, the time period, the genre, still while sticking with blue, white, and gold. The font matches the time period as well, and the white

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Cover Art Critiques

This cover has strong iconography, limited color scheme, and definitely genre-specific. However, I think there’s too much going on. The center symbol (s) has the phoenix, star, and circle, as well as blue lightning. That’s fine. Add a strong title

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Cover Art Critiques

Sometimes simple is indeed better. All this shows is a warrior (by the fact he’s literally bristling with weapons) and some mountains with clouds. Yet, the atmosphere promises a lot more. The strong, simple font might be a bit more

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Cover Art Critique

I’ve done several pale/light covers, so it’s time for some darker ones. This one is very dark, very chthulic, with a hint of the ridiculous. The black/green color scheme works fine, though the red scarf seems a bit amorphous, the

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