This is my weekly post where I highlight and appreciate cover designs and the general physical appearance of books. We all judge book covers to some extent. I can’t say that I’ve ever decided against a book with terrible cover art if I liked the sound of the plot, but I have purchased special editions of books or multiple editions of books based on their cover art. If book covers didn’t matter, publishers wouldn’t put out so many beautiful editions!
Vixen was a book that caught my eye somewhere on Instagram, so I decided to pick it up. The cover is lovely (though I might have seen a different edition first, can’t recall) and it’s that sort of matte/soft material. Fun to touch but the black does show fingerprints, which is a bummer. But there’s a map inside! The cover art is by Lindsey Carr (you can even buy her work on Etsy) and it’s a 2014, Borough Press edition, ISBN: 9780007492800.