Thursday, April 21, 2016

Cover Crush: The Empress of Rome Series by Kate Quinn

We all know we shouldn't judge a book by its cover, but in today's increasingly competitive market, a memorable jacket can make or break sales.

I am not a professional, but I am a consumer and much as I loath admitting it, jacket design is one of the first things I notice when browsing the shelves at Goodreads and Amazon. My love of cover art is what inspired Cover Crush, a weekly post dedicated to those prints that have captured my attention and/or piqued my interest. Enjoy!

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I associate Kate Quinn's name with great historic fiction, but when thinking about her books, this is the design that jumps to my mind's eye. I love how the artist paired masculine and feminine elements within the image and I think the red accents in the text and the blood splatter add an certain degree of intrigue and depth to the composition. There is a fourth book in the series, but as far as I know Lady of the Eternal City was not released with comparable artwork. It's a shame really, as I think this publication of the series quite striking. 

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Did this week's cover catch your eye? Do you have an opinion you'd like to share? Please leave a comment below. I'd love to hear from you!


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