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1) The cover really represents the prose: spare, but beautiful. The little inset image of the girl riding a horse is a good representation of Esther’s development.
2) How do you get someone to read a slightly snooty literary work about two families intertwined across generations? Put a wacky surrealist cover on it. Add a beautiful font for good measure.
3) I haven’t read this one yet, but man, this cover makes me want to. It’s an interesting take on the model-in-a-period-dress cover that seems to be standard for some historical fiction. Ooh, and the mirror is broken? What does that mean? Is that part of the story?!
4) It’s just so clever! And (although I haven’t gotten around to reading this yet) it seems to represent the story and its setting well: two people who just want to be together in their cozy yet proper little town.
5-6) I’ve always loved Furst covers because that’s what the stories are like: dark, misty, atmospheric, secretive, and possibly dangerous.
7) What is this, the Twilight Zone or something? I don’t know, but I want to read it!
8) I love the “Wolves of Mercy Falls” covers because they take the two standard YA cover designs – Girl In Ballgown and Black Abstract Design (oh, and Closeup Of Eye, too, I guess there’s three) – and punch them in the face and refuse to let them into the design room. There will be no slender damsels in pretty dresses, and there will be no art. Instead, there will be an art print you might like to buy on Etsy, thank you very much.
9) Simple but eye-catching, this cover is one of my all-time favorites. I love the level of detail in the sprawling city and the little black figure (the only part of the design that’s not red).
10) This is the British cover and I love how it mirrors the dead, colorless world inside the book.