Royal Book Cover of the Month – August 2011

There are quite a few nice new royalty book covers this month!
I found it difficult to select a favorite.

One strong contender: Three Maids for a Crown by Ellen March Chase. But its cover, while pretty, is quite similar to the cover of To Die For by Sandra Byrd, which also depicts half-faced women in Tudor garb. Publishers, you need some new ideas for your book covers — or some new faces.

So my pick for August’s best royal book cover is this:


 

Cleopatra’s Moon by Vicky Alvear Shecter is a novel for young adult readers about Cleopatra and Mark Antony’s daughter, Selene, who faces the loss of all she loves when war shatters her world. For some reason, publishers seem less reluctant to put female faces on the covers of books intended for teenagers. I don’t know why that is (if my observation is correct), but it results in some striking book covers, like this one.

Do you like this cover? Do you prefer the cover of Three Maids for a Crown?

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