cover love: the valley of secrets

It’s very rare that I come across a novel with multiple cover designs that I love equally. That was until I saw two of the covers for Charmian Hussey’s The Valley of Secrets.

This version of the cover art has a sort of whimsical feel to it, mostly due to the type. I can’t put my finger on what movie poster it reminds me of, but at face value I’d peg this novel to be a sort of magical fantasy. There’s something very Harry Potter-like about it, mixed in with a little bit of Big Fish. And hello, is that a secret garden? That gives this cover instant pick-me-up quality, for sure.

This version of the cover replaces the previous whimsical aspects with a sense of secrecy and danger. Not like “leaves of three let them be” danger (that is an awful lot of mysterious foliage, people!), but a la Jumanji or The Jungle Book.

Which one would you pick up at the library or bookstore, if you had the choice?

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7 thoughts on “cover love: the valley of secrets

  1. Cover #2 is my fave, but I love both because (like you said) anytime a book gives off a Secret Garden vibe, I am totally sold.

  2. I almost picked that book up a few weeks ago (with cover #2) because it was SO pretty, but ultimately I decided that wasn’t a very good reason. Perhaps I made a mistake.

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