Cover Awe: Going for Gold

We’re back with more Cover Awe, where we discuss covers that make us take notice. This “gold” theme was completely unplanned, but we noticed that several of the covers we were loving at SBTB HQ had golden elements.

Lady Eleanor's Seventh Suitor by Anna Bradley. Golden lights shine in the background, illuminating a large ballroom. The heroine stands in the center, looking over her shoulder. She's wearing a gorgeous deep pink dress.

Amanda: I love the colors on this.

Sarah: That is actually glowing. If I had transition lenses, i’d be wearing sunglasses now

Elyse: Oh! I love warm colors like this. This makes my eyes so happy.

CarrieS: Much color. Happy.

Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young. A young woman is shrouded in shadows. There is one ray of light that illuminates half of her face and the axe she holds over her shoulder.

Amanda: Oh hello.

She looks like she’s about to fuck shit up.

Elyse: And I’m 100% here for it.

Sarah: Does she need someone to hold her axe when she’s not using it? I volunteer.

The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli. In shades of black, white, and gray, a young woman from the nose down holds the flat of a dagger up to her lips. The title is in gold and gold sparkles rain down across the woman's face.

Elyse: Clearly I’m into covers that feature women and weapons. I love how this is like “I used a Lush glitter bath bomb earlier but also will still kill you.”

Amanda: I hope this is as glittery in person. Also…nothing makes me feel like more of a goddess than a Lush glitter bath bomb.

Sarah: I also volunteer to hold her weapons. You know. If she needs a hand.

CarrieS: I actually don’t like this one. Do not kiss your sword/dagger/whatever. Just don’t.

Amanda: I had middle-of-the-night thoughts about this cover. The position reminds me of a shushing motion when you put your finger up to your lips. But instead of a finger, she has a dagger. It gives me “I’m going to silence you forever” kind of vibe.

Emergency Contact by Mary H.K. Choi. The background is a muted pink. In black and gray are a man and woman curled up on their sides facing away from one another. They're both looking at their phones. The title is in gold script across the center.

Amanda. I wonder how beautiful this would be in person. I think I need to check a bookstore…for research purposes.

Sarah: WOW

Elyse: I bought this book based entirely on the cover. I love the black lining without color. It’s so striking.

CarrieS: I like it because I feel like the cover instantly tells me exactly what the book is about.

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