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It's a striking and moody cover which gives the impression that the heroine is a forlorn waif. It catches attention and raises questions, especially paired with the title.The only thing that doesn't grab me is the font for the title. Something about it bothers me in that it doesn't fit or do the rest of the cover justice. It somehow seems hesitant.Just my thoughts!Overall great cover!Stephanie Queen
Love the cover art although my first impression was that it was anime. Perhaps that is due to the size. Also not sure that the author's name should stand out more than the title, but that is also a matter of taste. I would pick up this book and look at it based on the cover.
It's a wonderful cover. It implies rich emotions, some hard struggle, and mystery. it is also very unusual in its choice of colors. Less is more here: it stands out in the clutter of colors. I would guess the book to be YA because the girl looks so young. And yes, I would pick that book based on the cover; it promises an interesting read. It is also reminiscent of late Victorian book covers, for me an extra bonus.
I also thought it was Manga when I saw it. I love the desolation--it almost looks like a dystopian fairy tale. very nice!
Papyrus! Can we please ban that typeface from all covers, henceforth and forever more?I like the cover art but hate the typefaces.
if it's sad and historical it works. if not, um, you're in trouble. lol.
When you shrink the cover image down to postage-stamp size, as it will appear on e-readers or especially smartphone e-readers, the title is illegible. Reverse type is difficult to read anyway, but the font is wispy. Even the author name is tough to read. The girl pretty much has to work like a logo. When the cover is paperback-sized, it's a compelling package Shrunk to ebook cover display size? Less effective.
Love me some Papyrus. I actually used it on the cover of Darby's Folly. Sorry, Robin. :)
It's an interesting piece of artwork when I first looked at it I could not tell if it was a photograph or drawing. Being unique does make it stand out.While I'm not a total hater of Papyrus (But I'm no longer using it Robin) the text is a bit hard to read.
The problem with Papyrus is that it is way overused, and often badly.