Anything Could Happen by Will Walton (5/26/15): What I love most about this cover is how simple it is. The dark and faded blue palette works really well with the burst of light from the flare and the lights in the background. I also love how contemplative and hopeful the model seems and the way he’s been posed. He’s also cute, so, you know, yay.
The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly by Stephanie Oakes (6/9/15): This image is an excellent example of the style of photography I admire and emulate. I’m always a fan of close-ups and I love that we can see everything from the frayed edges of the book to the slight wrinkles on her fingers, and even the folds of her dress. Gorgeous. And perfect title treatment.
Fig by Sarah Elizabeth Schantz (4/7/15): There’s a magical quality to this image—in part because of the stylized bird flying away with spools of thread trailing behind it and the fancy title font. The purple background really stands out as purple is an underused color on book covers, and the dark color really brings out the details of the objects.
The Stars Never Rise by Rachel Vincent (6/9/15): First of all, it’s a new Rachel Vincent YA book/series, so let’s take a moment to celebrate that. *happy dance* There’s a sort of metallic texture to this cover that I just love, and the deep blue/purple and red accents contrast and compliment each other really well. The title font is simple and bold enough to read clearly, yet has enough flare—mostly thanks to the color treatment—to make it just as appealing as the gorgeous butterfly.