Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Cover Lust (35)

This installment of Cover Lust has kind of an, um, unintentional theme to it. What do you think of this style?

Imperfect Bliss by Susan Fales-Hill
(Atria / July 3, 2012)

I'm loving this "modern frieze"-esque style. It's contemporary while evoking a timeless style of art that speaks well for its designer and the contents of the book.

City of a Thousand Dolls by Miriam Forster
(Harper Children's / Feb. 5, 2013)

Talk about a book cover of epic movie poster proportions! I want this hanging up on the walls of malls, cinemas, Times Square... And on top of being epic, the colors are also bright and glowing.
Lovely, Dark and Deep by Amy McNamara
(Simon & Schuster / Nov. 13, 2012)

This is collector's-edition postcard-worthy. I love the colors and the positioning of the title. And you probably can't see it, but there is a white border around the image, which adds to its collector's-edition image feel. I swoon!

(Candlewick / July 10, 2012)

This eye-catching cover evokes the art of paper-cutting and is a lingering mix of art deco and gothic. Is it rewarding to look at? I should say so!

Tell the Wolves I'm Home: A Novel by Carol Rifka Brunt
(Dial Press / June 19, 2012)

Oh my, this reminds me of those embroidered book covers that have been slowly but surely winning over hearts everywhere. How cool is this cover??!


So, what's your verdict? Which of these fits your style the most?


  1. I'm in love with all of these. I've been lusting over the CITY OF A THOUSAND DOLLS cover for ages -- I want it as a poster!

  2. Lovely, Dark and Deep is definitely my favorite of these. It's so pretty :)

  3. I love ALL the book covers you posted, but my favorite has got to be City of a Thousand Dolls. With a cover like that, the book seems EPIC.

  4. I think most of style of the books on the covers here would be called Minimalist. Which I do like, I loved it on Jackson Pearce's cover of Sister's Red and I like it here on Tell The Wolves I'm Home. My favourite cover here though has to be City of a Thousand Dolls, which could also be a movie poster, it's so grand and cinematic.


  5. City of a Thousand Dolls is my favorite of the bunch!

  6. Oooh, Lovely, Dark and Deep definitely has my attention. I love that style and the placement of the title, as you mentioned. Quite evocative!


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