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Friday, March 19, 2010

Cover Cravings #8: Dan Dos Santos

A weekly feature on my blog where I post up cover images that fit a weekly theme - art styles, artists, colour schemes, etc. In essence, this is a meme that celebrates book covers as pieces of art. Covers link to larger images and titles to goodreads summaries.

This week's theme: Dan Dos Santos (cover artist)
artist website | artist gallery
I've featured some of this artist's works in previous themes before, so I'll try to include ones I haven't mentioned yet for this week =)


Marla Mason Series:

#1 Blood Engines | #2 Poison Sleep
#3 Dead Reign | #4 Spell Games
Mercy Thompson Series:

#1 Moon Called | #2 Blood Bound
#3 Iron Kissed | #4 Bone Crossed

misc. favourites:

Hunting Ground by Patricia Briggs | Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson
The Magician's Daughter by S.C. Butler | The Shaktra by Christopher Pike
Fires of Heaven by Robert Jordan (ebook) | Spellbent by Lucy Snyder

My Thoughts

One of the reasons I decided to buy the entire Marla Mason series (at the time books 1-3) at full price when I saw them at the bookstore was because I really loved the cover art. It's not really "refined/clean" beauty, but what I adored about it was definitely the hands. If you look at close-ups of the covers, you will see what I mean: the hands are gorgeous. The fingernails, the knuckles, the fingers themselves ♥♥♥ And by association, the arm muscles as well. I personally love hands and muscles in art because they're the hardest portions to master in my opinion. Tattoos are cool too 8D

So, which are your favourites from his gallery? =)
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Book Monster said...

I love the spell games cover!!

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

I do have to say I admire all these covers too. I have the whole Marla Manson series and read them, along with Warbreaker. But I have admired the Briggs books as well for what they are and the covers.

Great post this week!

Juju at Tales of said...

Cool! I just started Moon Called :)