Even though I spend about four hours a week producing a podcast about books, I spend most of my free time (and professional time) thinking about books! ‘Tis the life of a book nerd.
In any case, I find myself often thinking about covers of books. The truth is, I judge books by their covers. But the other truth is, you do too.
Think about it, doesn’t it seem weird that all historical romance novel covers have some kind of beefy guy in a flawy shirt and scantily clad maiden on the cover? Or even in modern day romance novel covers, a beefy guy and a sexy, but innocent looking lady just inches away from kissing? Well, that’s romance novels, you say?
I don’t think so…
All right, check this out: the covers of the three Hunger Games books.
You will notice that the first shows Katniss’ mockingjay pin on a dark background reflecting the status quo and the “cog-in-the-system” idea of the first book. The second shows her pin in the crosshairs (like of a gun) like she’s being targeted for something (she is, by the way). Last, you see the mockingjay breaking free of the system and her constraints and flying free (this kind of happens).