Wondrous Covers Wednesday is a weekly feature I created to showcase generally three book covers that I love that share common themes or attributes.
Good afternoon everyone! I decided I would showcase three covers that have a mostly black background and ornate details on the covers!
Hold Me Like A Breath (Once Upon A Crime Family #1) by Tiffany Schmidt (Published May 19th)
This has to be one of my favorite covers of the year. I love how vivid the butterfly and how the wings like shatter apart when they hit the gate. I discovered this from Sarah! That just adds a lot of poetic sadness to the image. It also shows the darkness in this “Crime Family”. I also really love the gate in the background and how it’s detailed, but small, in diameter. 🙂 I love the title and the font, using white was a really smart choice and it works well with the other colors.
Seek Me In The Shadows (#2) by Danielle Ellison (Publishes October 20th)
The darkness in this cover comes across very strongly with the title, the woods and the time of day it seems to take place. I love the colors that are used in this, they’re similar to the ones in Hold Me Like A Breath with a lot of orange and red. I like the little image in between “In The”. That’s really interesting.
5 to 1 by Holly Bodger (Published May 12th)
5 to 1 is also one of my favorite covers of the year. Just look at it. Look. You’re amazed, aren’t you? You’re astounded, you’re…. okay, I’ll stop. 🙂
If you don’t know, 5 to 1 takes place in India in the future. I love how this cover really emphasizes the Indian culture with it’s symbols and the colors. I think it’s really unique to have the author’s name and the title in the middle of the picture. 5 to 1 is told in verse and I wouldn’t be surprised if that was why the title was featured as going down rather than straight across, but maybe I’m wrong. Ha.
There is seriously just too much to talk about this cover, but I’m going to keep with it.
Okay, I LOVE the Mehndi on the hands, if you don’t know what that is, that’s a paste that Indians use, generally women, from what I’ve read, when they get married and during other ceremonies. And since this takes place in India in the future, I LOVE how the cover goes to show that accuracy from the very beginning. The colors on it are sooo gorgeous. Are they not? They are. Look at the pinks! They’re so pretty!
The design itself on the hands are so unique, I only noticed the eyes on the pinky fingers after seeing a bigger picture of it. I can’t wait to see how they come into play in the book, which I’m sure they will.
This has to be the longest I’ve ever talked about a cover on here. 🙂 I just love it so much.
Let me know what you think of these three covers and if you’ve read any of them!