This week, the Wednesday Random bloggers are blogging about some of our favorite book covers.
Let the parade of covers begin!
In no particular order, some of my favorites are:
I love the simple beauty of this cover – the colors, the delicate swirls, the glow, the slightly out of focus font. I love this one so much more than the more recent cover it was given.
The Wild Swans is one of my all time favorite fairy tales, but I also love Susan Jeffers’ illustrations. Also…she’s KNITTING! What’s not to love!?
Eyes Like Leaves (a deLint book I haven’t read, yet) is so freaking beautiful. I love everything about this – the Greenwoman, the foxes, the forest, the unearthly glow. It’s gorgeous.
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is a creepy little cover, but I just love it. One of these days, I’ll get around to reading this one.
This is another one of my favorite fairy tales, and I really love P.J. Lynch’s illustrations – they sort of reminiscent of both Arthur Rackham and Michael Hague.
Here’s another example of Lynch’s work in another of my very favorite stories. The illustrations are stunning all the way through.
It’s no secret. I adore ravens. I also adore the hell out of this book. And I think this cover is just stunning. I’d hang this artwork on my wall if I could.
I love the this one – the vaguely Victorian looking clothing, the pale skin the spaced out drugged expressions. It’s got a weirdly creepy but beautiful look to it.
I love shadowy, dreamy, watercolory feel of this one. IRL, the cover has an almost metallic sheen, but unfortunately, that doesn’t translate well to pictures.
Another Charles deLint book – one of my faves – not his very best, but I love it anyway. I’d tracked this one done on ebay for the artwork since I’m a huge fan of Brian Froud. But I ended up reading the story, and I fell in love with deLint’s storytelling. There is nothing I don’t love about this cover.
Like Tithe, I love the simple beauty of this image – Autumn leaf, fire, the warm earthy colors against a stark black field – just beautiful.
And my list wouldn’t be complete without this stunning beauty. It’s the cover for my soon-to-be-released YA novel. There’s nothing I don’t love about this cover. The eerie blue light, the deserted stretch of Upper Peninsula road, the deer, the key, the girl. I just freaking LOVE it.
Click the names below to see what covers the other WR bloggers love.