“Do! Judge A Book By Its Cover” is a semi-regular feature on Pop! Goes The Reader inspired by Katie’s feature Cover Love on her blog One Page At A Time. The idea is being used with her gracious permission.
I think we’re all familiar with the age-old adage “Don’t judge a book by its cover”. And you know what I have to say about that? Rubbish! Covers are an invaluable part of a book’s package. A truly great cover can tell you a lot about the novel contained within its pages. Book covers can also catch your attention and attract you to a novel you might otherwise ignore. So go ahead, judge a book by its cover – We all do it!
For the fifth instalment of Do! Judge A Book By Its Cover, I’ve decided to take a look at the covers of the dystopian genre. Unlike last week’s edition, while I had little trouble finding a slew of covers from which to choose, I did struggle to find a number of dystopian covers I truly liked. Because of the material on which they’re based, dystopian covers tend to be more stark and barbarous, which isn’t a style I typically enjoy, nor do I find that they focus as much on typography and colour, both of which are aspects that I find very important in a cover’s design. That said, I still managed to find quite a few examples of dystopian covers that I think are absolutely lovely!
Now it’s your turn! What are some of your favourite dystopian covers? Did I list one of your favourites here or is there one I forgot that just has to be included? Let me know in the comments!