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Cover Art Critique

This is an amazing cover. I adore the illustration, and the subtle puzzle pattern adds questions and intrigue. The color scheme is soft and pleasing, and the unique font, while still perfectly legible, is amazing. I’m a huge fan of

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Book Cover Critique

Limited color scheme? Check. Strong imagery? Check. Atmosphere in the artwork? Check. The only thing I don’t really care for is the red spider symbol. I think it could be better integrated with the background cover art, or placed somewhere

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Book Cover Critique

With any fantasy cover, there’s always the urge to put too much on the cover. You’re trying to define an entire world, after all. However, with just a few iconic images, you can offer a hint of the world-building without

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Cover art critique

Sometimes dragons, magical lights, and fantasy iconography aren’t the right choice. But visual drama always works. This book is simple, almost non-fiction in it’s feel. But it does spell out (literally) that it’s a novel. The simple white figurines with

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Cover Art Critique

This is another haunting cover. I am loving this simple, evocative image. While the overall color scheme is pale, bright, it’s still obviously a dark and poignant story. The hint of handwriting in the background implies letters, correspondence, something nostalgic,

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Cover Art Critique

This is some amazingly strong work. And while her armor isn’t quite practical, at least it’s better than a lot of ‘women’s armor’ you see in illustrations, made only for the male gaze and not actually any protective qualities. The

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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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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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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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