Book covers, I’ve noticed, are becoming increasingly more attractive. While you can’t necessarily judge a book by its cover, an eye-catching cover is a great way to get someone’s attention. Often, when I want to pick up something new, I wander around a bookstore looking for something that looks visually interesting. I find a cover that appeals to me, read the synopsis, and if it sounds awesome I’ll get it. Covers definitely play an important role in that initial attraction to an unfamiliar book or series.
Recently, there’s been a pretty big influx of redesigned book covers in bookstores. My favorite, unsurprisingly, are the new Song of the Lioness covers:
I need to resist the urge to buy the whole set again just for shiny new covers (I already have three sets). Seriously. I’m kind of obsessed.
Anyway, Tamora Pierce books aside, I recently came across this gallery of recently redesigned book covers, and damn, they look good! Here are a few examples:
Does anyone else have any book covers recently redesigned that you like?