The Compulsive Reader: Cover Talk: Dreams of Monsters and Gods by Laini Taylor

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Cover Talk: Dreams of Monsters and Gods by Laini Taylor

I really love the unique fantasy books Daughter of Smoke and Bone and Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor. The voice is quirky and clever, and the world-building is breathtaking. The third book, Dreams of Gods and Monsters, comes out April 1st, 2014. The cover was revealed last week, and I'm feeling very mehhhhh about it. Here it is:

First of all, antlers. And not just one set (pair?) of antlers, but lots of antlers. Okay. And...is that color supposed to be green or yellow? Once again, I cannot tell. I just..no. This cover is not doing it for me. The only thing saving it is the fact that the title treatment is gorgeous. As always.

What do you think of the cover?

About Dreams of Gods and Monsters:

"In this thrilling conclusion to the Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy, Karou is still not ready to forgive Akiva for killing the only family she's ever known.

When a brutal angel army trespasses into the human world, Karou and Akiva must ally their enemy armies against the threat--and against larger dangers that loom on the horizon. They begin to hope that it might forge a way forward for their people. And, perhaps, for themselves--maybe even toward love.

From the streets of Rome to the caves of the Kirin and beyond, humans, chimaera, and seraphim will fight, strive, love, and die in an epic theater that transcends good and evil, right and wrong, friend and enemy."


Beth S. said...

I kinda like it. Though I do agree the antlers are kind of weird. The color looks yellow to me.

Unknown said...

This series has been lucky giving us such yummy covers to look at, and thankfully a good story too.