My Take: This isn’t the most favorite cover re-create that I’ve done, but I think that it’s alright. My reasoning behind my cover was that I wanted to portray Sydney. I chose this stock (other than the fact that it was the most decent one I found on Deviant Art) also because I thought it portrayed Sydney’s character well. She’s hesitant and definitely thinks things out before she acts. I also wanted to portray the Golden Lily somewhere so I used a dingbat and overlayed it on top of the image.
My cover does strike me as a bit more adult than YA, but that’s just me.
Thanks to ~AmethystDreams1987 for the stock image.
This cover was created for Sandy’s contest. BLOODLINES by Richelle Mead will be published on August 23rd 2011 by Razorbill.2