Cover Reveal: Darkness, Kindled
Darkness, Kindled (Fire Spirits #4) by Samantha Young
Coming Fall 2012
I am such a huge fan of author Samantha Young. Everything she writes I fall in love with. So when I learned that she was having a cover reveal for an upcoming book in her Fire Spirits series, of course I wanted in.
And when I heard that the cover, as many of hers are, was designed by Claudia McKinney of Phatpuppy Art I knew, sight unseen, that it was going to be gorgeous.
While the description and publication date aren’t yet available for this book, it is still available to add to your Goodreads TBR list. Just click the cover, above. And the first three books in the series, Smokeless Fire, Scorched Skies and the recently released Borrowed Ember are all available to check out on Goodreads.
This cover is so amazingly beautiful. What grabs me first are the colors. I love the mix of pinks, oranges and yellows. And I love how the brightness only appears on the top right and bottom left, drawing the eye.
I love how the model appears as if she’s both coming out of the smoke or is made of the smoke itself. And I love that the backdrop is dark but not pitch black, as if the light from the smoke is so intense it lights up the entire sky.
The cover model is beautiful and has an elegance to her pose, which does make it appear as if she’s floating or flying. And that her expression, while serene, is slightly intense due to the light color of her irises.
Of all the covers, I love the brightness used to highlight the font in the series title on this one the best. And I love how both the title and author are bolded, three-dimensional and shaded, but yet in slightly different colors of shading.
I could stare at this cover for hours and discover something new hidden in the smoke. Each bright spot feels purposeful. And as a whole the cover not only looks gorgeous but makes complete sense to the book’s title.
I can’t wait have a hard copy of this book in hand, as I’m sure the cover will look even more stunning in print.
Soooo…. that’s what I think… but what do you think?
All covers in the Fire Spirits series included artwork from the amazingly talented Phatpuppy Art. If you want to know more about the series, click the covers, below. If you want to know more about the artist, CLICK HERE.