Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Cover Characteristic: Masks!

I haven't done a meme in a while, and when I saw this one hosted at A Muggle's Magical Book Blog, I couldn't resist joining in. The Cover Characteristic meme is where you showcase your 5 favorite book covers that highlight the characteristic of the week. This weeks's subject is something I'm particularly fond of: Masks!

Masks are just cool. They are associated with several of my favorite things, like superheroes and comics, steampunk, Halloween, masquerades, and Carnival. I have a small collection of decorative masks that started when I was a kid and have picked up some wonderful additions from around the world. Hubs and I honeymooned in Venice and one of the many amazing things about the city is their assortment of shops which feature the most beautiful and haunting masks.

I also noticed recently that several upcoming releases I'm looking forward to have masks on their covers, so it was even more fitting to participate in this fun meme. Here we go!

#5 - The Stone Demon by Karen Mahoney

#4 - Red Dawn by J.J. Bonds

#3 - The Inexplicables by Cherie Priest

#2 - Fury by Shirley Marr

#1 - The Republic of Thieves by Scott Lynch

Follow the link at the top of the post to join in the fun, or just stop in and let me know if you have any other mask-related covers to share.



Mina Lobo said...

Striking covers, especially Red Dawn and Fury! How interesting to see this as a book cover trend!
Some Dark Romantic

Ella Gray said...

Hi Mina - Aren't they great? Makes me want to find a way to work masks into a cover of my own one day. Thanks for stopping by :)

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