I recently came across Ginger Ly and Molly Park’s debut graphic novel Suee and the Shadow and oh, my heart, where has this book been all my life? As some of you recall, I absolutely judge books by the cover.
So let’s talk about Suee and the Shadow‘s cover.
The first thing I noticed was the white on shadow face. This shadow is up to NO GOOD AND I WANT TO KNOW WHY.
Next is that chilling contrast of the blood red lettering against an indigo background.
The trend of claw-like branches on middle grade covers is one I hope stays forever and ever and ever.
And what’s in the jar? WHAT’S IN THE JAR?
And do you have a moment to hear the word of Suee’s expression here?
While you are allowed to be as susceptible to cover art as I am, you don’t have to take my word for it.
But you will.