Cover Awe

Cover Awe: Choose Your Fighter

Elysium Girls by Kate Pentecost. A young woman rides a flaming scrap mental horse across a dusty trail

Pretty pictures time! Cover design by Natasha Snow Designs Elyse: I love how simple yet striking this cover is. Amanda: The art deco (is that art deco) elements are definitely selling this to me. Shana: I need all the cheekbones, all the time. And the font feels like it would be at home in a Frank Lloyd Wright house. CarrieS: Right away I want to know what silent sin he is thinking about. Sarah: Those … Continue reading Cover Awe: Choose Your Fighter

Cover Awe: Pretty in Pink

First Love, Take Two by Sajni Patel. An illustrated cover of a South Asian couple on a deep blue couch. She is curled up, resting her head in her hand and he has his legs spread out in front of him. Both are looking away from each other. The cover is a rich teal blue with light pink font for the title.

I don’t typically group books by theme for these things, but it’s always funny when a theme emerges from randomly putting book covers together. Cover art by Sudeepti Tucker Amanda: I love this damn color palette so much. And also #hairgoals. Shana: Damn. What a beauty! I love the colors and their coy glances Sneezy: Oof!!! The coziness!!!! The sexual tension!!!! Sarah: This is an excellent cover. So much tension, so much casual intimacy. Elyse: … Continue reading Cover Awe: Pretty in Pink

Cover Awe: Ghost Squads, Embroidery, & More

Ever Cursed by Corey Ann Haydu. A rose gold and black clock is nestled in a bed of pink roses, white lilies, and light green flowers. The title is in rose gold, along with a rectangular frame around everything.

Pretty covers time! Cover design by Heather Palisi-Reyes Sarah: I did think it said Fever Cursed. But wow! Maya: Same, Sarah!! Carrie: That’s a lot of cover, in the best way. Amanda: I love the cover palette so much! Shana: I’m enjoying the 90s color scheme and vibe. I would read this while wearing a velvet choker. Lara: I’d pair that choker with a white t-shirt worn underneath a black spaghetti strap dress. Catherine: It … Continue reading Cover Awe: Ghost Squads, Embroidery, & More

Cover Awe: Moody Florals, Eyeliner, & More

Too Much by Rachel Vorona Cote. A painting of an angry looking redheaded woman

Attractive and pretty cover convos, ahoy! Cover design by Jenny Carrow Painting: Helen of Troy by Anthony Frederick AJ: That is PRECISELY how my face goes when I think about compulsory gender roles. Carrie: YES that title OMG I have SO MUCH to say on that topic! Lara: I make that face several times a day when I am faced with the patriarchy! Amanda: There is nothing “resting” about this bitch face. Cover design by Michelle Crowe … Continue reading Cover Awe: Moody Florals, Eyeliner, & More

Cover Awe: Corgi Adventures

A woman with curly red hair, in a blue trench coat, and with her trust corgi looks through a pair of binoculars up toward some planes.

Looking at pretty covers might be the moment of zen we need this Monday. Cover design by Jenny Zemanek & Seedlings Designs Amanda: Yes to all of this Susan: Oh that is BEAUTIFUL. I love the neon look! Amanda: I think we featured this on sale and it’s about superheroes! Sarah: Wow that’s gorgeous and visually enticing. CarrieS: Speechless. Catherine: It’s just luminous. I love it. Sneezy: Me too!!! It’s so magical, urban, and cute … Continue reading Cover Awe: Corgi Adventures

Cover Awe: Curse You, U.K.

The Blue Eye by Ausma Zehanat Khan. A gorgeous blue cover with filigree and flowers. The title is in gold.

Cover Awe is a great moment of zen. Grab your tea or coffee, and let’s look at some gorgeous graphic design. Catherine: Isn’t this one gorgeous? I love the colours and the impressionistic background. So beautiful. Sneezy : Yar it is!! Shana: That’s gorgeous. Amanda: The dress also looks very comfortable! A jersey-knit pajama dress for optimal lounging. CarrieS: I could do without the oval but the gauzy background is so good at evoking the … Continue reading Cover Awe: Curse You, U.K.

Cover Awe: Colors, Sparkles, & Joy

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I like to think Cover Awe as a moment of zen, where we can all take a collective break to look at pretty things. Art by Serena Maylon Design by Michael McCartney Susan: Oh that is BEAUTIFUL. Sneezy: *Heart eyes* Amanda: Well hi there. Elyse: I love all those colors. Sarah: I wish some of my dreams looked more like that. Carrie: That list of authors…my heart… Sneezy: It’s like if you open the book, … Continue reading Cover Awe: Colors, Sparkles, & Joy

Cover Awe: Latte Art & Functional Clothing

Ready to look at some pretty covers? Book design by Heather Palisi Maya: Here’s something that made me feel better! Aarya: Oh, hot damn How do I buy that jacket? People on covers have the best clothes. And the way the heart “splatters” to the side. Wow. Kudos to the cover designer. Amanda: The first one was good, cover-wise, but I think I like this one better. Maya: Agreed, I love the jacket and the … Continue reading Cover Awe: Latte Art & Functional Clothing

Cover Awe: Fantastic Color Choices!

We’re back with Cover Awe, where we oooh and aaah over pretty book covers! Cover design by Jackie Shepherd Illustrations by Julia Iredale Amanda: I know it’s not a graphic novel but boy howdy do I wish it were Sneezy: The smokiness of it is really evocative. Lara: The detail! Get in my eyeballs! CarrieS: That pop of red is fantastic! Cover photo by Michael Frost Cover design by Christopher Stengel Susan: Oh wow, that’s … Continue reading Cover Awe: Fantastic Color Choices!

Cover Awe: Puppers, Cozy Atmospheres, & More

How long has it been since we did Cover Awe? Too long! Cover artist: Monique Aimee Amanda: I know illustrated covers are a hot button topic, but I love the art style on this one. And the series name is a pun. Carrie: I LOVE IT. The colors, the combination, the way those two are checking each other out – and of course anything with books makes me happy. Aarya: The color scheme seems… ambient? … Continue reading Cover Awe: Puppers, Cozy Atmospheres, & More

Cover Awe: Abs, Millennial Pink, & More

It’s Cover Awe time! For those who are new to the site, this is where we look at covers we think are intriguing, pretty, or just really dang neat! Cover design by Melissa Williams Design Sarah: All the Holmberg covers have been so visually striking. I love the papercut design. Amanda: Yes! I love a good theme that carries over to all of an author’s books. Don’t get me started on when a series changes … Continue reading Cover Awe: Abs, Millennial Pink, & More

Cover Awe: Dreamy Cuddle Groves

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I don’t think we’ve had a Cover Awe in a minute! This is where we keep the snarking to a minimum and share covers with elements we like. Artist credit: Gregg Gulbronson Designer credit: Amy Halperin Amanda: I might be the minority but I like this cover. I’m also biased when a hero has chest hair. Elyse: I do enjoy a hirsute man. Amanda: And I just like the whole “secret cuddle grove in the … Continue reading Cover Awe: Dreamy Cuddle Groves

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