Thursday, June 9, 2016

Cover Crush: Shades of Milk and Honey by Mary Robinette Kowal

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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Mary Robinette Kowal's Shades of Milk and Honey has stopped me in my tracks on more than one occasion. The heat in the color scheme and the manipulation of light immediately catches my eye, but I love how the notes interact with the model. The book is a hybrid that blends elements of historic fiction and fantasy and I think this image capitalizes on both in the best possible way. 

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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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1 comment:

Connie said...

I totally agree. The cover is the biggest draw. I don't like "slutty" covers for historical romance novels which is another reason I particularly like the cover you are showing today. In addition, I don't like huge print for the title and the author's name. It totally detracts from the cover.