Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Coverlicious: Beauitful Cover Dresses #5 Forgiven by Janet Fox

Coverlicious is a feature here where I post anything to do with covers such as covers I love, look alike covers and cover reveals. This post is part of a Coverlicious series called Beautiful Cover Dresses.

Today's pick


Forgiven by Janet Fox (released June 2nd!)

Goodreads description:

Kula Baker never expected to find herself on the streets of San Francisco, alone but for a letter of introduction. Though she has come to the city to save her father from a cruel fate, Kula soon finds herself swept up in a world of art and elegance - a world she hardly dared dream of back in Montana, where she was no more than the daughter of an outlaw. And then there is the handsome David Wong, whose smiling eyes and soft-spoken manner have an uncanny way of breaking through Kula's carefully crafted reserve. Yet when disaster strikes and the wreckage threatens all she holds dear, Kula realizes that only by unlocking her heart can she begin to carve a new future for herself.

Why I think the dress/ cover is beauitful!

Similar dress and
girl running trend
I love this dress because the rich crimson colour really stands out against the muted brown background colours, the cream title and her way dark brown hair. It just looks so airy as it trails behind in the wind and the colour makes me think of forgiveness. The one bright colour also works really well for me because its simple and makes the pretty flounces of the dress more effective. The dress isn't intricately embroidered or patterned but this is what makes it so stunning in its own way.

 Girls running in covers might be quite common (think the Vespertine by Saundra Mitchell) but I think it has a lovely effect on this cover because it's been done really well because of the colour choices and the layout. It makes me curious as to why the girl is running and how this links to the title of Forgiven so it would definitely draw me in straight if I saw it in a bookshop.

The title's creamy colour is so much lighter than the other hues so it also stands out and it's a pretty italic font too. Yay!

The teaser sentence is a nice little addition because it also makes me want to read the book more and because it's placed behind the girl's flowing hair, it looks like its streaming along behind her.

I don't like the version of the cover on the left though with the added quote at the bottom because it makes everything look too busy and not as striking. I'm not sure if it's the finished cover but I hope it's not because I much prefer the one without the quote. Quotes are good but I would prefer it on the back jacket here.

What do you think of this cover?

Want to see more beautiful cover dresses? Visit the previous posts in the series.


  1. It is a great dress, but why is her face cut off? It seems like a really awkward place to slice the photo.

  2. I was going to say that it reminded me of The Vespertine but you beat me! XD

  3. I HATE quotes on covers! I just really think it tales away from the whole effect. I'm not hugely keen on this dress, son't know why. There's just something!

  4. I'm actually reading this one right now and although the cover is pretty the story inside isn't that great so far.

  5. I love this cover! I really like the bold color of the dress. Actually, now that you put them side by side, those two dresses look like they might be the same. I wonder if they're from the same photo shoot.

  6. Oooh, I love this cover. The dress is absolutely beautiful and wish I had it to wear to an upcoming wedding event!


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