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
One of the most popular animals on YA book covers is a bird. There's something about birds, particularly black ones, that are a prominent recurring theme in many novels, predominantly fantasy. And so, for this week's Cover Geek, I thought we could focus on some covers with birds on them--of all types, graphic, photographed, etc. … Continue reading Cover Geek #9: The Birds on YA Covers
We all judge books by their covers--whether we want to or not. Just as the pretty barrette in the store window appeals to the fashionista, the pretty book cover appeals to the average bookworm. But sometimes, book covers can be tricky and deceiving--leading us astray from the road often taken. We see the cover and … Continue reading Cover Geek #7: Is This the Right Book?
I am generally not a fan of people on covers. Now, I'm no misanthropist, but I think seeing people on covers can be detrimental for both the book and the reading experience. Seeing the full face of characters can change how you look at a character--just as how seeing a movie changes the face of … Continue reading Cover Geek #5: People on Covers
I was color organizing my bookshelves a last week when I happened upon a conundrum. Out of my ~40 hardbound books, I have a whole shelf and a half of black-colored spines, a half shelf of rainbow/miscellaneous, and one full shelf of color order spines ranging from Fangirl to The Inexplicable Logic of My Life. … Continue reading Cover Geek #4: Prettiest Purple Spines on Covers
As an avid appreciator of fonts, being exposed to so many different type of fonts on book covers is like heaven to me (besides the fact that they're all books!) So, without further ado, here are some of my favorite fonts on book covers (in no particular order! A Step Towards Falling by Cammie McGovern This … Continue reading Cover Geek #3: Fifteen Fantastic Fonts on Book Covers
Welcome back to week 2 of Cover Geek and today I have for you talk of two books I've been seeing a lot of over Twitter (mostly because I follow basically every Macmillan account out there)! The first is The Lovely Reckless by Kami Garcia! It's a contemporary YA about Frankie Devereux who is haunted … Continue reading Cover Geek #2: The Paperback Cover Is Better
After finishing what is now one of my favorite fantasy series, Sabaa Tahir's An Ember in the Ashes and A Torch Against the Night, a few months ago in 2 DAYS, I was waiting & cyber-stalking Sabaa Tahir for news of the next book in the quartet. (If you haven't read the books, you should definitely … Continue reading Cover Geek #1: An Ember in The Ashes Series by Sabaa Tahir