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 do purchase special editions of books and multiple editions of books based on their cover art. If book covers didn’t matter, publishers wouldn’t put out so many beautiful editions!
Wow! More middle-grade! I know none of you are surprised. But hey, I’ve actually read one of these – The Seafarer’s Kiss – and I enjoyed it. So you see, sometimes I do read the books I post, instead of only mooning over how pretty they are.
The Seafarer’s Kiss by Julia Ember – self-published in 2017, design & cover by CB Messer, ISBN: 9781945053207.
This is Not a Werewolf Story by Sandra Evans – published by Atheneum in 2016, cover art by Maike Plenzke, cover design Debra Sfetsios-Conover, ISBN: 9781481444811.
The Gallery by Laura Marx Fitzgerald – published by Puffin in 2016, cover art by Sarah J. Coleman, book design by Jennifer Kelly, ISBN: 9780142427705.