What’s in a Cover – Wicked Saints


Title Wicked Saints

Author Emily A. Duncan

Description from Amazon

A girl who can speak to gods must save her people without destroying herself.

A prince in danger must decide who to trust.

A boy with a monstrous secret waits in the wings.

Together, they must assassinate the king and stop the war.

In a centuries-long war where beauty and brutality meet, their three paths entwine in a shadowy world of spilled blood and mysterious saints, where a forbidden romance threatens to tip the scales between dark and light. Wicked Saints is the thrilling start to Emily A. Duncan’s devastatingly Gothic Something Dark and Holy trilogy.

Cover Art (left to right)

  • OwlCrate Cover
  • Original Cover

Original Cover

I love the original cover of this book (all except the weird picture on the spine).  The architecture is super cool (and Russian inspired) and I love the colors.  The spine has the look of a worn leather-bound book.  But, it also has a creepy picture of a woman’s face.  It’s not the author and I can’t imagine it’s her imagining of the main character because it’s ghastly.

OwlCrate Cover

As much as I love the original cover of Wicked Saints, I love the OwlCrate version so much more.  It’s like looking the negative of the photo of the original.  I think the black and red is so much more dramatic.  Once again, my only criticism is the super creepy photo on the spine.  Definitely lose that.  It’s horrifying.

Final Thoughts

This cover is a super strong start for this series.  It’s always a shame when a series has a weak cover for the first book.  Inevitably, the publisher always replaces it, but I’m glad this is a good one.  

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