Welcome to the Wonderful world of book covers and the December Book Cover Selection! Unfortunately readers do judge a book by its cover which is why it’s essential to have a great cover and hire a professional, if you can. I’ve picked a mixed bag as usual. Hope you enjoy.
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Médicis Daughter: A Novel of Marguerite de Valois by
It’s the winter of 1564 and the beautiful young Princess Margot is summoned to her mother’s household, where her true education begins in earnest. Known across Europe as Madame la Serpente, Queen Catherine is an intimidating and unmoving presence in France, even as her country recovers from the first of many devastating religious wars. Among the crafty nobility of Queen Catherine’s royal court, Margot learns the intriguing and unspoken rules she must live by to please her manipulative family.
I must admit I love historical fiction covers. This one is dreamy with pastels with a dark vignette around the outside which draws the eye to the centre. Pinks, reds and golds work perfectly together. The sky has an old paper feel to it which perfect considering the genre. Overall it has a movie like quality to it.
Years before, a gateway opened between their world and ours. Sending one young woman through may be the key to survival for the kingdom of Fourline.
Strapped for cash, college student Natalie Barns agrees to take a job at a costume shop. Sure, Estos—her classmate who works in the shop—is a little odd, but Nat needs the money for her tuition.
It’s refreshing when you see a more illustrative cover on the market. The title is eye catching with a mixture of greens and white. I also like the use of blue with the sword and the bird. You definitely do get the feeling like this is a far away land but I’m not sure about overall Art Deco feel of the cover, but it might make sense if I read the book. Overall its an emerald gateway to a mysterious land.