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Song of Achilles – I really prefer illustrations over photoshopped pictures and manipulations. I really like the teal coloured background with the gold old-style helmet. The font is elegant, which just adds to the beautiful stylized cover. It draws the eye, and definitely stands out. 

Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore – What can I say? I adore any book cover that has shelves of books on it. The ladder invites me to climb up to peruse the books. I would love to go shopping in this store. It’s fun. It’s a bookstore. A bookstore that’s open ALL THE TIME!!! What’s not to love. 

Glow – A plain black background, with just the title on it, as well as pop of colour, and a snippet of a scenario inside one of the letters. Brilliant. Reminds me of universes and space travel. I adore the simplicity. It seems to have more impact.



Starfish – The colours shown here are beautiful. I love the watercolour effect. It’s elegant, mysterious. I enjoy how the jellyfish seems to be lazily swimming across the universe, the turtle trailing gently behind it. I love the boldness of the font. It stands out. The two make together make it artistic. 

The Seafarer’s Kiss – This book cover grabbed me the moment I saw it. The flowing way the layers come through, the colours of the ocean and the mermaid’s tale, while the viking maiden knees on the ice overlooking the depth, adds a dimensional trait we normally don’t see on book covers. This is pure talent on whoever came up with this cover. The way it’s all set inside the frame makes me feel like I’ve already opened the book which adds to the allure. The tentacle adds a classical touch to the feeling. I love old school illustrations, and it reminded me of how the Norse mythology depictions were drawn.

The Bone Witch – The prominent purple colour with the overplayed gold elegant design is gorgeous. I love it. I adore purple, but that’s besides the point. The to colours together, with the female character adds an enchanting mystical air about it. The skull in the middle separating the title and the author’s name adds a hint of danger. I’m in love with this cover. It’s so gorgeous. I simply must have it in my collection. 


To Kill A Mockingbird Silhouettes on a cover? Yes, please! Black and white cover is very classy, on a very classic classic! (Ha.) It’s even better that this is my favourite classical book! Scout looking up to the title in the tree makes me think if they did it this way, drawing a parallel that Scout is always looking at how something bigger than her is going on – the racism and the entire court process that’s going on in the book. My favourite cover edition of this book, by far!

The Book of Atrix Wolfe -A beautiful lady laying in slumber on the forest floor, with the background showing a cold’s winter day in the background. Fairytales and magic and maiden’s come to mind whenever I see this book. I love this illustration. It reminds me of the beautiful Waterhouse paintings. Waterhouse is one of my favourite artists. I love this colour because of the greenery, with the flowery strip bordering around it. 


What are your favourite book covers? Why do you like them? Which do you prefer, illustrations or photo’s?