Judging A Book

Judging A Book By Its Cover: The Language of Thorns

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 do purchase special editions of books and multiple editions of books based on their cover art. If book covers didn’t matter, publishers wouldn’t put out so many beautiful editions!

This lovely creation by Leigh Bardugo was a total hype-train buy for me. I saw it all over Instagram and Youtube and once I got a peek at the illustrations, I knew I had to have it. I mean, I do at least enjoy fairytale retellings! It’s illustrated (in full color with colored text!) by Sara Kipin, published in 2017 by Imprint, ISBN: 9781250167095 (the Target edition). Even the book jacket is textured and embossed and I love the foil on the cover. All it needs is a ribbon bookmark!


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