We all do it. Every one of us judges books by their covers. We may deny it, but the front cover is what gives us the first impression of the book and just as we have favourite books, we also have favourite covers. To kick off 'LilyJudgesBooksByTheirCovers' we have Kim Kane and Marion Roberts’ co-written crime novel: Cry Blue Murder.
Five Things I Love About This Cover
1. The first thing I love about this cover is the font; so creepy! Its weeping blue ink and looping hand, as well as the fact that the words are actually embroidered into the dress, give the title that spine-tingling blond ringlets and porcelain doll feel, and I’m obsessed with it.
2. The subtle violence of the embroidery frame splattered with drops of blood. Yet again, so creepy! Also, like the font, this element contributes to the cover’s creepy porcelain doll feel.
3. The hands holding the frame. They are deathly pale and blemish-free, their porcelain tone is set off beautifully by the dark purple nail polish. The porcelain tone of the skin also gives the cover the creepy porcelain doll feel (noticing a theme yet?).
4. The unevenly type-written authors’ names. They complement the slightly old-fashioned feel of the rest of the cover (and look really awesome).
5. The whole feel of the cover—of creepiness. Porcelain dolls, little girls with disconcerting stares and ringlets, colour leaking into something white.
What do you think?