Cover Characteristics: Black, White, & Green Book Covers


I’ve been doing these color themed cover posts every so often, and, you might not have noticed, but I’ve actually been doing them in order of the rainbow. I’ve already done red, orange, and yellow, so today we’ve reached green!

Green was significantly harder than I thought it’d be. I mean, it’s green! You’d think that wouldn’t be hard to find. I also ran into the issue of such varying shades of the color, which threatened to ruin my collage, but I managed πŸ˜‰ So here are the covers!

Lost Boy by Christina HenryHot Lead, Cold Iron by Ari MarmellNew World Rising by Jennifer WilsonThe Master Magician by Charlie N. HolmbergSeven Trees of Stone by Leo HuntThe Hunt #1 by Colin Lorimer & Joana LafuenteDan and Frankie's Night of Frights by Richard LangridgeA Taste for Monsters by Matthew J. KirbyDead Stars - Part One by Ben GalleyThe Beautiful Ones by Silvia Moreno Garcia


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Oftentimes I’ll love the artwork on a cover but won’t really like the whole design with the font and placement and everything, but I think all of these were designed really well!

My favorite of this bunch is Lost Boy. This is the UK version of the cover, and I’m so jealous because it’s so artistic and gorgeous! Hot Lead, Cold Iron is eye-catching, and I love the look of the urban setting with the green magic. New World Rising is beautifully done with that smoky/powdery look. The Master Magician is simple but pretty, and I like how the covers for that series match their stories (it’s the only one this list that I’ve read so far, although there are some others here that I want to read). Seven Trees of Stone looks very cool with the branches twining around and the intense look of the character (though unfortunately that cover has been changed since I put this post together).

The Hunt has a very eerie feel with some nice artwork. Dan & Frankie’s is interesting, especially when you look closer and realize there are little drawings in the smoke. A Taste for Monsters has this fantastic surreal illustrated look to it. Dead Stars is simple but creepy and stands out. The Beautiful Ones is also simple, but a nice use of silhouette to make a pretty cover.

Overall it’s a great batch!


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  1. Sarah J.

    I really love these covers! I think The Lost Boy, Dan & Frankie’s…, & The Paper Magician are my favorite of the bunch. I adore the overall art on The Lost Boy and The Paper Magician, but the colors on Dan & Frankie’s give a nice, but chilling effect of creepiness.

    1. Kristen Burns

      I think Lost Boy is my fave too. And I’ve always loved all the Paper Magician covers. Yeah, the one shade of green has a kind of creepy, radioactive vibe.

  2. Greg

    This is a pretty good color combo. πŸ™‚ You did a great job matching these up! My favorite is The Beautiful Ones- I love the green and black silhouette. Awesome. And Lost Boy and Dead Stars are cool too.

    Hot Lead Cold Iron I like because it’s like he’s underneath the city, and I like the green magic as well. πŸ™‚

    1. Kristen Burns

      I figured you would like it πŸ˜› Silhouettes are great! I think Lost Boy is my fave. I do love the city aspect of Hot Lead, Cold Iron and the green magic!

  3. Becky @ A Fool's Ingenuity

    Huh, I did not know there were so many black, white and green covers. I do love that cover of Lost Boy. I am noticing a theme with these covers, there a whole heap of silhouettes. I agree with you about The Master Magician, I always liked how all the covers matched for the series and they are so pretty and simple. I think A Taste For Monsters might be my favourite from these, but I do love The Beautiful Ones cover too.

    1. Kristen Burns

      It is such a great over! And oh, huh, you’re right lol. I guess it’s hard not to do silhouettes when you only have three colors to choose from lol. A Taste for Monster is so whimsical, I love it!

    1. Kristen Burns

      The color-based ones just look so great, I love them too lol. I think Lost Boy is my favorite. And seriously, why do they always get the better covers???

  4. Angela

    I feel like green would be a hard one for me to find covers for! I’m reading Lost Boy right now but the cover is very different.

    1. Kristen Burns

      Ooh you’re reading it? I really want to read that one. I honestly hate the US cover though lol, so I’m to get the UK one from BookDepository at some point.

  5. Lola

    I didn’t realize you were doing these in the order of the rainbow, how fun! I actually remember a few covers with green that I read, some cozie mystery series tend to use a different color on each cover, so my favorite series in that genre often have a green cover somewhere along the series. Although I never was sure if I could find enough green cover to fill a post with, I always wanted to do a green color cover post as I love green.

    I like the ones you picked for this post, there’s quite a bit of variation in the exact green tint, but it still makes a pretty whole to see them all next to each other. I like the smokey look of new world rising. And Lost Boy is well done too.

    1. Kristen Burns

      Since I started with red, it just seemed like a good plan lol. You should totally do a green covers post! Green is a nice color. And I love when series do that, where each book is a different color.

      I really do love that smoky look, but I think Lost Boy is my fave!

  6. verushka

    I know you specifically picked the Hunt’s cover as eerie, but honestly all of these have a touch of eerieness about them for me, and that is something I never thought I’d say about the colour green on a cover.

  7. Daniela Ark

    oh a rainbow feature! Love that idea! I love green so I really like today’s edition πŸ™‚ oh I’m checking out because I really liked Certain Dark Things. And that cover reminds me of Beautiful Creatures! I gotta say my fav is Lots Boys πŸ™‚ which reminds me of Blue Lily book 3 of the Raven Boys, which I haven’t been able to get through ever LOL so I’m obsessed with it because… yeah… that’s how my brain works! LOL

    1. Kristen Burns

      Apparently lots of people love green lol. I think Lost Boy is my fave too! Some of those Raven Boys covers are gorgeous. I think I have one in my upcoming blue post, haha.

  8. Barb (boxermommyreads)

    Such a pleasing aesthetic. This is one of my favorite color combo and I think you’ve done a great job here. Plus you managed to add some new ones to my wishlist. Of course I knew you would! I hope you are having a great new year!

    1. Kristen Burns

      Seriously, these color-based ones make such nice collages lol. Always happy to enable a fellow book blogger by adding to their tbr πŸ˜‰ Thanks, you too!

  9. Brittany

    Rising is the first one that caught my eye, but that could be just because it is top center πŸ˜€ I love the collage and all the covers are super pretty <3 I am also surprised green was difficult but now that you mention it, I can't name any green covers haha.

  10. Olivia Roach

    Wow, this post actually stole my breath a little. Only when I see it like this did I remember how much I actually absolutely love my green covers and books. I LOVED New World Rising and I really need to read book two. I also need to read the next book in the Paper Magician series too, as you know I liked the first one a lot ^.^

    1. Kristen Burns

      These color-based posts make for great collages! Green is a great color. I haven’t read that one, but I might have to, for the cover if nothing else, haha.