Cover Art for Young Adult Fantasy Novels: Background information when reading Nightbirds

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by Kate J. Armstrong

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Cover Art for Young Adult Fantasy Novels

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Covers of young adult fantasy novels mentioned in article, all portraying a colorful illustration of a single character with the title in stylized font below The cover of the young adult fantasy novel Nightbirds by Kate J. Armstrong reliably hints at the promise and magic of the story that lies within while also seeking to differentiate itself in a saturated market. Not only is the artwork attractively rendered, but it shows the emotion and supernatural abilities of the character Matilde with symbolism attached to the particular bird associated with her in the novel: the goldfinch. This portrayal of Matilde brings the reader's attention to her beauty and lips — the main characters' kisses are the means by which they convey their magic to others. At the same time, her eyes are drawn in a way that evokes the sadness and yearning she feels as she comes of age and fights to establish her own power against years of entrenched oppression. This imagery and the cover as a whole reflect many current trends in young adult fantasy.

Typically, contemporary young adult novel covers in general share certain key characteristics. For ...

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