Book Cover Chaos – Introducing Themed Book Series Covers

Ha yeah. I have no better title. I’m sorry. I spent many minutes thinking of a way to describe what I was thinking of, but to no avail. I’m open to suggestions.

Basically this is where I look at book series that establish their own unique book cover template. It’s logos and branding, fonts and color and it’s a great way for me to waste time. Let’s do this.

1

We have all seen these covers a million times by now and we can all recognize them as Hunger Gamsean in origin

The Hunger Games Series – Suzanne Collins

Soviet era fonts! Well, the books are about a dystopic wasteland. Graphic design! Colors from the German flag! It just SCREAMS “I am a serious book about serious things.” Lots of birds! Captured by circles! Symbolism??????????

2

Have dress will travel.

The Selection Series – Kiera Cass

The glorious Big Poofy Dress trend. Don’t you want to eat each one of these covers? Like pick it up and take a big bite out of them? I do. Alas, these are books, not cupcakes. False advertising, very rude. Also, mirrors.

3

She’s all about smooshing her face into nature.

Delirium Series – Lauren Oliver

Step 1 – find a mopey looking girl with brown eyes and suitably pouty lips. Step 2 – surround her with picturesque plant life. Step 3 – Color coordinate title and author text appropriately. Well done! Guaranteed 100,000,000,000 sold.

4

Look at all of that.

Hush, Hush Series – Becca Fitzpatrick

First off, black and white is how you tell people your book is serious business. It’s dramatic, ok???? Not silly, dramatic and filled with intrigue. Add in some model types standing or falling or otherwise posing dramatically and some feathers and your book will be the single most serious book about angels or love triangles or teenagers or whatnot ever.

10

For being ‘Gone’ their are plenty of people around to populate these book titles.

Gone Series – Michael Grant

All you need are 12 to 84 charming, runway ready youngsters in some generic ensembles instructed to look seriously into the distance, dramatic lighting and the color saturation bar in photoshop set to full blast to recreate these lovely coves.

See you next week! What are your favorite book series covers?

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