By popular demand, I’m so excited to bring to you this not-so-mini art tutorial on how to adapt book covers into horizontal headers! You probably know that all of my reviews are posted with full background headers, the graphic entirely relevant to the book cover. And today I’m going to show you how to do … Continue reading Tutorial Time! #2: A Hopefully-Easy Guide to Adapting Book Covers Into Horizontal Headers (+walk-through videos!)
Have you heard?! The cover and world map of Catherine Scully's Jennifer Strange just went live on Young Adult Books Central an hour ago (find it here!) and I am counting down the days until we get to read it in person!!! You might know Cat or some of her work based on some of … Continue reading Just Announced: Interview with Cat Scully, Author-Illustrator of Jennifer Strange!
I wrote probably a dozen starters to this post, but I've finally decided the best way to start this is just *incoherent screaming* Because I'm so so happy to share with you today not only an exclusive first look at the cover reveal for Laura E. Weymouth's sophomore novel, A Treason of Thorns, but also an excerpt from the book, … Continue reading Exclusive First Look: A Treason of Thorns by Laura E. Weymouth Cover Reveal, Excerpt, Interview, and Giveaway!
This is a pretty short cover geek this week, but I wanted to talk about something I'm seeing pop up a lot in recent YA covers, and that is matches! Technically, there aren't really any ashes featured in this week's Cover Geek, but I wanted something that rhymed, so play along with me, yeah? So, … Continue reading Cover Geek #23: Matches & Ashes
Just trying to brighten your Tuesday morning with some pretty blending colors! Today's Cover Geek centers around some of my favorite ombre covers *cue oohs and ahhs* I love seeing smooth blends on young adult covers, and gradients and ombre covers help contribute to some of the more simplistic designs--which although less complicated, can have … Continue reading Cover Geek #20: Ombre Covers
So, recently I've been going through Goodreads lists of debuts from next year to get ready for the 2018 Debut Challenge hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl (see my challenge here) and I've stumbled upon such gorgeous covers. It was so hard to narrow them down, but here are my top 11 … Continue reading Best 2018 Debut Covers
A popular cover style that I'm definitely seeing a lot more of are border-like motifs on a cover. Whether it's made of vines, swirls, flowers, or jutting spikes, these decorations on covers help turn it from "meh" to "yes!" So, without further ado, here are some of my favorite covers with these gorgeous motifs on … Continue reading Cover Geek #14: Delightful Motifs
It's hard to get a rainbow shelf. There's not just the saturation problem stopping you from deciding where to put that neon book or that really really light pink, but also a significant lack of covers in certain colors. It's obvious that some colors are just more often used than others. So, today I'll be … Continue reading Cover Geek #13: Popular Spine Colors