Why, hello gorgeous cover for a book that I very nearly requested an ARC of merely as a result of having such a beautiful picture even though it’s the sequel and I haven’t read the first book in the series yet. And, you know what, I just might request it anyway if I can get over this deeply uncomfortable feeling I get over the idea of reading a sequel before the first novel. But dear skies, Magdalena Gottschalk: The Slippery Slope by M. Gail Grant has one of the most endearing covers I’ve seen in a long while. I know I fall in love with covers pretty frequently, but this one just blew me away instantly. And, since a lot of the covers I’ve featured are ones I added to my cover love list months (some even years) ago, I was pretty excited about this one and knew that I had to feature it immediately–and by immediately, I mean my next scheduled post so this is actually coming to you guys a full month after I found it.
Anyway, I think the thing that really first gets you about this cover is the coloring. It’s just downright perfection. You have the gorgeousness of the blues, mixing in with just the perfect amount of white for the snow and winter feel of the background and setting. Then there’s the girl, mixed with the shadowed mountain and wolf ahead of the sunset which simultaneously serves as her jacket and I just fell in love. It definitely does a fantastic job of matching the title.
There’s a wonderfully dark, but bright feel to the cover all at once and the text of Magdalena’s name is brilliantly entwined with the overall theme of the cover. You almost want to shiver along with the letters. And honestly, barring the fact that I would probably have pushed the author’s name just a tiny bit further toward the bottom so that it wouldn’t be touching the tree branches, there’s basically nothing I would change about this cover. It’s brilliant and needs to be regarded as such.
What are your thoughts on this cover? Do you agree with me? Disagree? (Choose your words carefully!) Honest thoughts on the cover, feel free to leave them in the comments!