Don't forget to check out my review of Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headley on Deadly Darlings today!
On one hand, I'm not so sure about the cover composition as a whole. The edges fade into white space in a way that makes it feel aimless and drifting. It takes you out of the frame instead of drawing you in, and the color balance could be better with the blue. On a less snobby note, I think it's so freaking clever what they did with the city here. Because it's like the capital...only it's a crown...and the crown stands for the palace AND a real crown...and my not-so-inner nerd is like OMG THINGS DOUBLING AS OTHER THINGS. Plus all the water is pretty cool and I want to know what that's about.
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with every book cover comes a music cover
It's no secret that I worship Nirvana, and any grunge fan knows that Nirvana was heavily influenced by, and promoted by, Sonic Youth. This cover by Kim Gordon, a personal friend of Kurt's, is a freaking amazing, heartwarming tribute to a kickass band and an underrated song. And it's kind of psychotic, which is fun.