This is the last of my cover posts for awhile, but I figured Urban Fantasy would end it on a nice round note. As I mentioned in last week’s post on covers, Urban Fantasies tend to have a specific type. Normally the main character in an urban setting, with art that attempts to paint a picture of what happens in the book. For this post I picked out covers that I loved in the genre… but at the same time, followed the general ‘standard.’
So here we go:
For all of these covers, even without knowing the author/the books themselves, I think: Urban Fantasy. Part of that is training, it’s what I’m using to seeing for this genre, but part of it is the feel they create. In a lot of these you get the sense of a ‘city/urban’ backdrop. The characters are dressed in modern clothes, there’s a feel of magic about the covers.
So tell me, do you think genres should have a set look? Do you like knowing what you’re reaching for before you even pick it up? Or would you like to see more variety when it comes to covers?