Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Cover Crazy (1): Entwined

I'm now joining in the weekly meme from The Book Worms involving what has long been a pet peeve of mine: cover art. Not all cover art that I like is necessarily fancy or artsy. I like cover art that stands out, and sometimes simplistic stuff works just as well as something that looks like a painting. Sometimes disturbing is what works. Sometimes modern. Anything but boring or over used.


Today's choice happens to be fancy. A book based on The Twelve Dancing Princesses should be sufficiently fancy. And this cover is beautiful. Look at the dress. And the extra scrollwork around the outside of the cover. This is a cover so pretty any girl would want to pick it up. Of course, a boy probably wouldn't be caught dead reading it for the same reason. Funny thing, cover art. It can totally close off a subgroup for you.

1 comment:

  1. I love this one. The dress is gorgeous and I love the castle off to the side. I also think you make a good point about covers turning off certain groups of people. I can't see a boy picking this one up - even if the story is a great one. I am a new follower. :)

    Reading Lark's Cover Crazy