Thursday, December 4, 2014

This Week in Book Covers 24th November - 28th November

A short week this week - and to make it even harder to review I have no bad covers to snark! Really publishers, can you churn out the half naked, broken spined heroines squatting their way into battle? I need material here!

Loki's Wolves (The Blackwell Pages #1) by K.L. Armstrong & M.A. Marr

See? Look at this! Excellent background that sets off the characters without overwhelming or distracting things, slavering wolves that really do look menacing, accurate representation of 2 of the major characters all in a style that is dynamic and evocative of YA. Publishers, how do I snark this?! Won’t someone think of the snark?

The Accidental Alchemist by Gigi Pandian

And this - we have a gargoyle on the front which is just perfect; he’s a major part of the plot so he’s not a distraction or deviation - the style is intriguing enough and weird enough to draw a casual browser in for a closer examination and then we see the whisk. At which point anyone who doesn’t read the blurb probably has no soul.

Foxglove Summer (Rivers of London #5) by Ben Aaronovitch

It’s no secret I’ve always loved this series’ covers. I love that they are maps because they really bring out one of the essential features of the books - just how British the whole thing is. Then there’s the blood stain just to bring out that it is an investigation, Then we have all the little Easter Eggs on the map that all appear in some way in the book, making it fun to explore.

And lo, I am left snarkless. It’s quite sad really.