Thursday, January 15, 2015

Cover review 5th January - 9th January

Burn for Me (Hidden Legacy #1) by Ilona Andrews

Aaaargh… what? Why? Who did this? Why take this story and put such a romance cover on it? Not only is this book not a romance, but it’s highlighting the most irritating part of the book!? And what is she wearing? An off the shoulder dress? Nevada, WHYYYYY? This is how we depict the awesome skill, dedicated family and general excellence? And posing like that with Mad?


Talon (Talon #1) by Julie Kagawa

Hmmmm… I kind of like this. It’s very very low on detail, but because of that it’s intriguing. “The Talon” label and then that scaly background - it draws my eye, it’s intriguing, it’s different and it really emphasises the dragon aspect of the book

Shame the book doesn’t match this

Zombie Fallout 3: The End (Zombie Fallout #3) by Mark Tufo

I like this one as well bad book great cover again - gah. It just looks so mature and creepy and spooky and evocative - the black robe, the very faint symbol on his robes, the ominous, roiling sky, the rusted and pitted sign. It all comes together for a really well planned, eerie and curious cover.

And inside? Yes, not so much.

Misery Loves Company (Miss Misery #3) by Tracey Martin

SunlessNick in the comments sums up this cover:
I like the expression on her face. Made of, "You know what? I'm *done* giving fucks." Which seems to fit the story you describe.”

This is what saves it. otherwise it’s a pretty generic cover of a conventional protagonist, for some reason crouching her way into action. But that facial expression saves it and turns it round and tells me far more about her character and the book and make me like it.

The Winter Long (October Daye #8) by Seanan McGuire

Oooooooooh yes. The wintry touches, the bloodstained top which could be dye but maybe not.. (and being blood stained is definitely something that often happens to October), the cloth staining red is a really nice touch, the winter rose in her hand is a nice shout out to the content (and I like that - I like a cover that is clearly not generic but really shows a connection to the story inside). That white and red cover scheme is nicely topped off with October being actually dressed for the weather. And, again, we have an excellent facial expression - determination, drive and a clear focus. I like it, I like it a lot.