Cover Love: The Crown's Game by Evelyn Skye

cover love 

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. 


  1. I love this cover. The fact that the palace is a crown or that the crown is a palace is so cool. I know what you mean about the composition but I like it. The fact that it is not centered gives it a confused and almost uneasy feel. But I also like that there is a lot of white space too so that could just be me.
    Cassi @ My Thoughts Literally

    1. I know, right? I actually don't mind the not centered bit so much as the emptiness around it. It feels unmoored. Although, looking at it again, I may have changed my mind. xD