Thursday, January 31, 2013

Cover Love: Hero's Guide to...

Cover Love is hosted by Bookshelvers Anonymous and is for the purpose of sharing the love of amazing and wonderful covers.

Today I am featuring Christopher Healy's Heros Guide books. These covers are some of my favorites to show up in the past couple of years. As a bonus the cover is even better when you spread the whole jacket out and see it in its entirety. (At least it was with book 1, hoping for the same with book 2.)
 I adored The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom cover from the first time I saw it. Then I read the book and loved it even more because it just nails the whole things so perfectly. Characters, story, ambiance. It gets it right. The fierce defiant look on Ella's face. The sneering bratty face on Briar Rose. Liam's face and the what-is-wrong-with-you-girl-why-would-I-want-to-marry-someone-like-you expression he's giving Briar Rose. Perfect.

I really didn't think they would be able to match that first cover. But they did. The Hero's Guide to Storming the Castle comes out on April 30th and from the look of this cover it will be just as entertaining as the first. I love how all the princes look completely out of their element-except for Gustav!-and Ella is again the fierce "Let's do this!" one. And then there is the mystery. What's with the creepy rabbit? What is Duncan pointing at? What is Liam side-eyeing this time? Why does Frederic seem to be the only one concerned about what is in FRONT of them. And why on earth is Snow White using this moment to make shadow puppets? (That is Snow White right?) I mean really. And maybe one of them should turn around. Oh there is so much to love


  1. Oh my gosh! First of all, love the covers, but I had NO IDEA there was a sequel!

    1. There is quite a lot of excitement about that sequel in this house. Bit is ready to have it NOW.