Monday, May 30, 2011 | By: Megzarooni

Covers to Gush Over (4)

Zombie Awareness Month is coming to a close, so to celebrate its final Monday we decided to devote this week’s CTGO theme to Zombies. Whether they’re on the cover or just in the writing, here are some gush worthy covers dedicate to tales of the undead.

The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan

Carrie Ryan is hands down my favourite zombie apocalypse writer and the covers for her Hands and Teeth series are astonishing. I love them all, but the cover for her first book, The Forest of Hands and Teeth, is probably my favourite out of the three. The cover is rather simple. It features a head shot of Mary, the main character of the book, envelope by sharp looking tree branches. I love how fierce the model looks! Mary is a strong willed character who risques her life to escape the zombie infested forest she lives in and the model on the cover really embodies this aspect. I also really like the font used for the cover. The rustic colour scheme really makes the white letters pop.

The Zombie Survival Guide: Recorded Attacks by Max Brooks

Zombies are one delicious topic if you ask me, and the cover of The Zombie Survival Guide: Recorded Attacks by Max Brooks is definitely a zombie cover worth talking about. The illustrations of the zombies are very awesome. The cover for the first book 'The zombie survival guide' was very plain and to the point, but this one adds character. The in depth illustrations are goofy and disgusting and it’s easy to see that the zombies are from different era's which is where the book takes place. The different eras of time, and location really gives you more incentive to read it. To say the least, it’s a very awesome cover!

The Cellar by A. J. Whitten

The cover for Whitten’s book The Cellar is awesomely absorbing. At the top you have a girl in old fashion cream coloured dress standing in the doorway to a stone staircase. I love stone building, but they often tend to be a touch creepy and this cover, especially with the yellow font used for the title, definitely represents that eeriness. At the bottom of the staircase is a pair of hands that are reaching up as if to grab the girl and drag her down into the darkness. The books tagline: “Romeo and Juliet meet the living dead in...The Cellar.” Reminds of the old, and quite cheesy, horror movies I love to watch every Halloween. This book is definitely going on my To Be Read list!

The Enemy by Charlie Higson

Right from the first glancet the Higson's book cover looks intriguing. The title and author’s names are bold and bright—which makes it more noticeable with the dark background. I love the X-Ray technique with the skulls and how some of the skulls are more translucent than others. It adds a dark and eerie effect. The tagline on this novel is genius, the way they extenuate certain words like “chase you” or “rip you open”! It definitely set the tone of this novel. Such a simple yet intriguing cover!

Zombies VS. Unicorns (Short Story Collection)

Zombies VS. Unicorns has the most epic cover I have ever seen, but then again the zombies or unicorns, which is better, battle is probably one of the most epic questions right next to pirates or ninjas? The hardcover version has a black slip cover that gives a small glimpse of the full blown battle field underneath in the shape of a zombie and unicorn. I like that they chose to only use to word the VS. In the title. The unicorn and zombie silhouettes, one on each side of the VS., makes the cover more interesting. In addition I love the colours used to brighten up the cartoonish carnage of the battle field, although I don’t quite understand the random bird people. All in all, the book cover is very enjoyable! So, which side are you on?


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