People always say: “You should never judge a book by it’s cover.” But here on Cover Stories, that is exactly what I do.
It’s no secret that I have a MASSIVE love for book covers. Some are so beautiful they are like works of art, but sometimes it’s the most simple ones that are the best. I don’t have many black and white book covers on my shelf, but the ones that I do have are gorgeous.
Check them out for yourself…
Fading . Freeing . Falling
These have got to be some of my absolute favourite covers of all time. The stories within are raw and honest and that shows on the covers. I really like that the faces aren’t visible as I feel like they would only distract. Instead it’s just naked bodies in what we would see as distressed poses. As I said, the stories are raw and these covers are fabulous at showing that.
Twilight . New Moon . Eclipse . Breaking Dawn
Black and white with a hint of red, totally appropriate since the books are all about vampires and they love blood. It’s never been clear why Meyer chose these specific symbols for her covers and they make not make sense to many of us, but you can’t deny that they look good.
Noughts and Crosses . Knife Edge . Checkmate . Double Cross
One of my favourite books series and the first ever YA book I ever read (and also the first YA book that tore me apart emotionally!). This series is all about race, and so it is only appropriate that the covers are black and white. I like how the lines between them are bold, there is no blending between colours, there is only black and white, much like in the books.
Hush hush . Crescendo . Silence . Finale
I really like the human figures on these covers. They aren’t silhouettes but they are strong and bold, just like the characters within. Just like with the Twilight covers there is a hint of red in these covers and I especially love the coloured feather on the Crescendo cover.