Coverlicious is a feature that I post here sporadically featuring everything to do with covers from lookalikes to reveals and covers I love and cover wars.
This post is part of a series called Beautiful Cover Dresses, featuring gorgeous dresses on covers that I love! Today's picks are:
On this cover, you get a full view of the dress, which is nice because often parts are cut off on covers and you don't get to admire it as much. Normally, I don't like subdued and dismal blacks and greys on book covers because they don't stand out but it does work quite well in this example because the rich reds and gold colours of the dress are highlighted and accentuated, drawing your attention to the most prominent feature, the girl's face. The adjusted lighting on the top half of her body also helps with this. I think that the colours in the dress really complement each other and it is beautiful without being bedecked with lots of jewels, fancy flounces or heavy jewellery. I also like the way that the girl is wearing a pearl necklace because it softens the look and represents innocence.
Goodreads synopsis: Orphaned as a young girl because of the imprudent marriage of her mother, Queen Katherine Parr, Mary Seymour vows never to fall in love-and under no circumstances will she marry. Lady Strange, her mysterious guardian, offers the young woman an extraordinary alternative to marriage: Mary is to become a white magician who will join Queen Elizabeth's court and ensure the success of the Virgin Queen's reign.
P.S I mentioned this in my Teaser Tuesday post yesterday but incase you missed it, I'm off to Yorkshire for a few days on holiday with my family so I won't have anything posted until Sunday (I don't like scheduling posts very much!) I hope to get lots of reading done whilst I'm away too :)