This is my weekly post where I highlight and appreciate cover designs and the general physical appearance of books. We all judge book covers to some extent. 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 wouldn’t put out so many beautiful editions!
Prisoner of the Palace was published in 2010 by Chronicle Books, ISBN: 9780811873000. I found it at a Scholastic book fair and gathered that it was about the Victorian/Regency/Whatever era and that along with great cover design was enough for me. The overall book design is by Amelia May Anderson and the jacket and slipcase design is by Amy E. Achaibou.