Cover Lovin’ | The Diviners by Libba Bray (Original)

Ever seen a great cover you just want to celebrate? I have! But when I see a cover, as an artist, I’m aware of all the work that went into it. I think of all the passion and love that went into making a great cover–because if it’s really that great, you know a little bit of love for the book just had to go into it. So welcome to Cover Lovin’, my weekly meme where I celebrate great covers and their artists/designers.

First up is the original cover of The Diviners by Libba Bray, designed by Gail Doobinin and illustrated by I Love Dust.

First off, let’s start simple with talking about the dusky, misty purple color of the color. I love how it conveys the mysterious vibe of the story. Then we have the cityscape in the background, giving us a bit of a visual for the setting. Finally the eye through the golden keyhole seems to symbolize the mysterious and secretive. Overall it’s not just a brilliantly attractive cover, but also one which gives us hints as to the story!

Do YOU have a cover you love? Participate in Cover Lovin! Here’s how:

  • Pick out a book with a cover you love and post a photo of the book’s cover
  • Give credit to the creators of the cover if you can find them (usually a quick Google search, a look at the jacket of the book, or checking the credits and/or copyright or acknowledgements section of the book will tell you the cover artist(s))
  • Tell us why you love the cover. You don’t have to go in depth, just tell us what you like about it.
  • Link back to me, Lila, the creator of the meme, in your post.
  • Leave a link to your Cover Lovin’ post in the comments section of my weekly Cover Lovin post so others can find you!
  • Tah dah! You’re done!

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Lila is a 25-year-old college student studying physics and a lover of literature. When she's not busy reading or saving the world through science, Lila can be found singing jazz and blues and obsessing over hedgehogs (a.k.a. the cutest animals in the multiverse!)

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