Title: Bullet Proof
Author: Amber Dean
Cover artist: Uncredited
Yours for: $15
Best things about this cover:
- Wow, turns out you can do A Lot with a fairly monochromatic palette. This is fantastic.
- For a simple cover, it's amazingly suspenseful. Great use of light, especially on her face. Her face is the key—the craning around and the look of wide-eyed horror really sell the idea that something terrible is just on its way, just out of view.
- The creepiness of the bondage is amplified ten-fold by the simple, naked mattress. How can a cover be so elegant and so sleazy at the same time?
Best things about this back cover:
- I still hate this logo. It does not look like "CRIME." It looks a poorly executed fertility statue.
- "Virginia Kirkus calls it 'non-stop'"—that made me LOL: "Seriously, it wouldn't stop. I as like 'Stop! Why won't this story stop!?' But it just kept going!"
- "Readable!"—these just get better and better. "… in that it was made out of recognizable words, which were arranged in vaguely grammatical patterns…"
"It was their job, Hallie. Police have to learn how to destroy human dignity, or they'd never break through the really calloused, the hardened."
I'm just gonna leave that there.
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