This is my weekly post where I choose to appreciate a book for its cover art or overall design – to me, a well-designed book is like a piece of art. We all judge book covers to some extent. Personally, it’s usually a title/cover combination that pulls me in when I’m browsing in a bookstore. I can’t say that I’ve ever decided against a book with terrible cover art if I liked the sound of the plot, but I have purchased special editions of books, or multiple editions of books based on their cover art. If book covers didn’t matter, publishers (looking at you, Penguin!) wouldn’t put out so many beautiful editions!
I first saw this book somewhere on Instagram and I had to have it – not only am I an Alice hoarder, but the illustrations are fantastic and the illustrator shares my first name! Camille Rose Garcia added a wonderfully gothic and creepy flair to one of my favorite books. This book came out in 2010 (ISBN: 9780061886577) and I can’t believe it took me this long to discover it. I was tempted to photograph every single illustration!