Cover Crazy: This Monstrous Thing
This week I'm featuring
This Monstrous Thing by Mackenzi Lee
This book is a retelling of one of my all-time favorites, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. This cover pulls in many of the original's great elements. The lightning bolt is both obvious and fabulous. The color scheme hearkens back to the original time period, yet carries more depth than a simple black-and-white could. The title font is simply gorgeous; it's both Gothic and futuristic, with sharp edges that give it a steely, cold feel. The figure in the foreground might be my favorite element: is it the creator, or the creation? Which of them is truly the monstrous thing?
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