Judging A Book

Judging A Book By Its Cover: Newt’s Emerald

This is my weekly post where I highlight beautiful books from my collection. We all judge book covers to some extent (don’t lie, you totally do!) I created this feature to showcase and admire the art and design elements of some of the books I own. If covers didn’t matter, publishers wouldn’t make so many wonderful editions!

Newt’s Emerald by Garth Nix was published in 2015 by Katherine Tegen Books with typography by Carla Weise, jacket art by Mary Kate McDevitt and jacket design by Katie Fitch, ISBN: 9780062360045.

It’s random, but I found the filing tags (or whatever these things are) given in the book amusing. We have: Adventure and adventurers – fiction; magic – fiction; sex role – fiction; love – fiction; London – History – 19th Century – fiction; Great Britain – History – George III, 1960-1820 – fiction.

2 thoughts on “Judging A Book By Its Cover: Newt’s Emerald”

  1. I never really understood the saying,”don’t judge a book by its cover.”
    I know that it means, “good books can have bad cover.”

    But when your looking at hundreds you kind of need to stand out. To me a good book should be able to reflect the story though cover art (that’s not even getting into the bad synopsis).

    ^-^ I do want to get a kindle, so that I can read the books your posting about (might see if my mum had an old one…not filled with erotic fiction). Might help me and my mum bond a bit more.


    1. Exactly – a lot of what initially grabs my eye when I’m browsing is a cover! It’s another form of advertising the same as banners and product design and stuff.

      Hahaha – I hope you’re able to get an erotic-free kindle 😁 reading is a great way to bond!

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