Cover Crazy is hosted by The Book Worms. Each week, bloggers "admire the art and beauty of a book’s design, so I’m going to post minimal words. It is up to you to write how you feel and what you like about it the way you’d like to."
***I'm going to start posting Cover Crazy images as "large" instead of "medium" so that you get a better look at details, etc. I figure by now, everyone has the bandwidth to accomodate this, right? It's not that much bigger. But let me know if you want me to go back to the old way and I will!***
Last week, 2011 debut author Lia Habel revealed her cover design for Dearly, Departed. It's absolutely *gorgeous.* She totally won the cover lottery!
Why I Love This Cover:
I love all the pink mixed in with all the dark. Even her skin takes on a pink hue! I love the sheerness of the dress sleeves, the shine of her hair and the sheen of that gorgeous satin umbrella. All that texture!! The font is great, too, especially that first "D" with the swirly bottom and elegant symbol inside it and the "y" with the fantastic curl.
The book synopsis is something else, too. Goodreads calls it a "cyber-Victorian/steampunk romance"...um, with zombies. Yeah, suddenly the cover takes on a new meaning. The subtext reads, "Love can never die." If you look closer at the gorgeous text, it's sort of reminiscent of what would be etched into a gravestone. Plus, if you look at the background, the heroine is IN a graveyard. Spooky! This makes me love the way all the pink washes over everything even more!
(I have the feeling the black border isn't part of the final design and was just used in the original reveal, but I could be totally wrong about that!)
What do you think? What cover are you crazy about this week?
[Dearly, Departed is scheduled to hit a bookstore near you sometime in October 2011.]