Ah, cover art… cover design… or cover works of art. However you slice the world that is graphic designing a book cover, I’m always up for chatting up the beauties that result from the talent of the designers behind the pretty book covers we place on our bookshelves. How about you? Let’s talk some of these novel art masterpieces, shall we?
Before we get to this ‘novel art part two’ list of beauties, let’s talk trends – just for a minute. One of the things I find most interesting in this 2020 (and even in 2019) year of designs is the illustrated look of cover design. I’m seeing two kind of “looks” within this trend, one of which is more simple, understated, like the debut What I Like About You; or more of the full scenescape like Lucky Caller by Emma Mills. Either way, they “feel” quite alike.
Note: These aren’t all books I’m anxious to read (simply because I don’t know much about them all), but they DID capture my attention because of their pretty – or fierce, or cute, or stunning – art!
Cute & Creative (Upcoming)Novel Art, Part Two! | March – June
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1: The Betrothed (May) by Kiera Cass
Yes, I have had this one on one (or two?) lists lately, but I don’t think I’ve featured it on a “cover” list. Either way, all the gold makes it look regal, and given the synopsis for this upcoming (and highly anticipated!) novel, this seems appropriate. Amazon | Goodreads
2: Beach Read (May) by Emily Henry
3: The Life and (Medieval) Times of Kit Sweetly (May) by Jamie Pacton
4: The Two Lives of Lydia Bird (March) by Josie Silver
I (sadly) did not care for Josie’s first novel, One Day in December, but this cover art is really pretty; love the concept (fitting the plot) and these colors are gorgeous. Plus, I feel like I might give this one a chance, because who knows… it’s entirely possible I may enjoy this novel by the same author. Amazon | Goodreads
5: Jo & Laurie (June) by Margaret Stohl and Melissa de la Cruz
To be honest, I’ve never been in the should-have-been-ship that is these two characters (I really don’t care either way, because the ’94 adaptation made me like the professor), but this book DOES intrigue me – plus, THIS cover…! Amazon | Goodreads
6: Stay with Me (May) by Becky Wade
I mean, if you’re anything like me, you love a good swoony contemporary romance cover! This one is the epitome of this, and it’s dreamy, swoony and perfectly Becky Wade “branding” in all the right ways. Amazon | Goodreads
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