|Janet Fox's Forgiven|
Here are just a few samples. All young adult novels.
Beyond the photograph. The designers of the next covers added art to enhance the image.
Note the finger-like roots and magical sparkly dust (is there a word for "magical sparkly dust"?) that set this cover apart. And oh, yeah, the sepia tones.
|Chime by Franny Billingsley|
Cool overlaid arabesques just above the title:
|Unearthly by Cynthia Hand (Australian edition)|
Fantasy, first in a trilogy
I can't explain it, but I find the geometric lines and shapes on this cover irresistible. Is it steampunk-ish? The novel involves genetic engineering. I think it works.
|Wither by Lauren DeStefano|
(Simon and Schuster, 2011)
Dystopian Fantasy, first in a trilogy
More is . . . more. It is safe to say that very few males will pick this one up:
|Entwined, by Heather Dixon|