One of the first thing that draws me as a reader to a book is the cover. As an author, I’m always curious about the design involved in a cover: the colors, the fonts, the imagery, etc. The covers I share here are not a promotion for the book itself, simply an admiration of the cover or aspects of it.
STALKING JACK THE RIPPER, by Kerri Maniscalco
Seventeen-year-old Audrey Rose Wadsworth was born a lord’s daughter, with a life of wealth and privilege stretched out before her. But between the social teas and silk dress fittings, she leads a forbidden secret life.
Against her stern father’s wishes and society’s expectations, Audrey often slips away to her uncle’s laboratory to study the gruesome practice of forensic medicine. When her work on a string of savagely killed corpses drags Audrey into the investigation of a serial murderer, her search for answers brings her close to her own sheltered world.
My impression: I posted the sequel to this tale as a Cover Crush a couple of weeks ago, and my eyes were drawn to this cover as well. I like how the elements of each tale follows the same theme: a striking color scheme (teal is one of my favorite hues to see on covers), an elegantly garbed woman whose face is half-hidden (and whose clothing bears black lace accents), a scene superimposed on the bottom of the dress, gothic standout script for the title, and a prop that compliments the storyline (in Haunting Prince Dracula, it was a wooden stake). I’ve seen that there is an upcoming third book in the series, and I cannot wait to see the cover for it.
Cover Crush is a weekly series that originated at Flashlight Commentary. These lovely book bloggers also feature eye-catching covers: