I’d like to offer a new feature of my blog. Basically, I’m going to seek out books I see around the internet and share them only based on one feature: their covers. I will then share my thoughts about why the particular cover art caught my eye and what my expectations of the book are.
Each month I’ll pick three books to share. This is not only a way to feature cool books, but to get insight into what cover art really works (for this particular reader anyway).
Hybrid author Michael J. Sullivan is probably best known for his Riyria Chronicles, originally self-published but re-released by Orbit. Hollow World appears to leave the epic fantasy realm for altogether different fantastical story. The boy on the cover shows a sadness, while if you can see the entire bit of artwork, there is a massive domed structure that looks really cool. For someone looking for something different, I’d wager that Hollow World may offer some surprises.
Words to describe the cover: mysterious, haunting, beautiful.
Expectations: Hard to tell from only the cover, but I’d expect this story to involve a loss of innocence or discovery of something unknown.
While it hasn’t been released yet, you can check out a free preview of the book here:
So that’s all for this month’s Judging Books by Their Covers. Come back in March when I’ll be featuring other cool artwork in addition to my thoughts about them.