I am not a cover designer but I can agree that cover layouts play an important role in the overall presentation of stories and I must admit, often times I first judge a book by its cover.
The Septembers of Shiraz by Dalia Sofer
In the aftermath of the Iranian revolution, rare-gem dealer Isaac Amin is arrested, wrongly accused of being a spy. Terrified by his disappearance, his family must reconcile a new world of cruelty and chaos with the collapse of everything they have known. As Isaac navigates the terrors of prison, and his wife feverishly searches for him, his children struggle with the realization that their family may soon be forced to embark on a journey of incalculable danger.
I love everything about this book cover. The title, and the layout. The premise is a profound one and tells of struggles, cruelty and the terror of war and the aftermath. This is a story I’d like to read soon.
Stephanie M. Hopkins
Other great book bloggers who cover crush:
Heather @ The Maiden’s Court
Magdalena @ A Bookaholic Swede
Holly @ 2 Kids and Tired Books
Colleen @ A Literary Vacation
Meghan @ Of Quills & Vellum