The Great Cover-Up is one of my favorite features to do. Great book covers, wonderful typography, amazing design — and when it comes on a book, it’s a win-win situation. I think the first cover I recall really falling in love with was the one Michael Whelan did for To Green Angel Tower by Tad Williams. The picture is incredibly detailed, fantastic, and realistic. I still want a print to frame and hang in my office. Creating covers for my own books has given me a new appreciation for the thought and the work that goes into them.

I began (virtually) collecting. I can use the inspiration and, frankly, I just enjoy drooling over them.

Yes, I keep a towel by my computer in case I get carried away.

I can’t vouch for the actual contents of the books represented below. We’re only here for the eye candy!

Great Book Covers
An Inheritance of Ashes,by Leah Bobet

An Inheritance of Ashes,
by Leah Bobet


The Gathering Dark,
by Leigh Bardugo


The Italian cover of Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles Book 2), by Marissa Meyer

Image: “Bookshelf Spectrum 2.0” by Pietro Bellini is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

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Which cover is your favorite of the three?
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