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!
Lost Gods by Brom is one of the more daunting reads loitering on my shelf. But it’s beautiful, so I’m happy to have it. It was published in 2016 by HarperCollins and illustrated by Gerald Brom himself, ISBN: 9780062095688. Apologies for the less than stellar photos – the lighting was bad and I never got around to retaking these.