Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Book Chat: Creepy Covers

Misty at The Book Rat shared some of her creepy covers, so I decided to share some of mine. If you'd like to share yours, please link it to Misty's page.

1) Alchemy of Stone by Ekaterina Sedia

I love this creepy cover from the sepia tone to the girl's hidden eyes and exposed heart. The story is science fiction, but the surrealist cover makes it seem much darker. The book was reprinted recently and I think the new cover is equally creepy and a little more beautiful. She looks like a dejected, broken doll and provides a stark contrast to the nature around her. The eye in the crows mouth is especially disturbing.

2) Dust and Decay by Jonathan Maberry

This cover is really what drew me into the series. The scream depicted seems so powerful, yet so futile. I can practically hear it. The pop of lipstick color in an otherwise monochromatic cover is genius. I hope the interior lives up to the awesome cover.

3) the ARC cover of Ashes by Ilsa J. Bick

This cover is so much better than the finished copy's and even has a little more to do with the actual story than the other one. When my sister practically shoved the book into my hand, the cover really intrigued me. The half zombified face actually looks weirdly beautiful and hints more about the horrors inside.

4) The Reapers are the Angels by Alden Bell

The cover depicts a gut human reaction: to cover our eyes when we see something that scares us, but also the sick fascination we have to keep watching through our fingers. It's a powerful cover and portrays what anyone would feel during a zombie apocalypse.

What about you guys? Any favorite creepy covers?


kara-karina@Nocturnal Book Reviews said...

Carrie Ryan's zombie books original covers

Also, love The Reapers are the Angels! Such an awesome book :)

M.A.D. said...

I agree with Kara above regarding Ryan's original covers - why they felt the need to change them is beyond me??

Anyhoo - EPIC covers there, Lt. Slug!!! I haven't read the Alchemy of Stone but both covers are beyond awesome! :D

And yeah, I've a huge soft spot for both the book and the cover art for Reapers, one of the best zombie books ever~

LoriStrongin said...

Yup, creepy. Especially that top one! *shudders*

I always thought Gillian Summers' Shadows of the Redwood cover was creepy:

And if you ever want to see some scarily bad covers, check out: