Cover Reveal: The Sky-Child and Other Stories by Danielle E. Shipley

Posted May 12, 2015 by Lola in Cover Reveal, Fantasy / 16 Comments


Today is the cover reveal for The Sky Child and Other Stories by Danielle E. Shipley. This cover reveal is organized by Lola’s Blog Tours.

Sky-Child CoverThe Sky-Child and Other Stories (The Wilderhark Tales #6.5)
By Danielle E. Shipley
Genre: Fairytale Fantasy
Age category: Young Adult
Release Date: July 7, 2015

Born into a world his heart knows as beneath him, an extraordinary boy becomes a man of music, hopeful that someday he’ll find a way higher.

As the first day dawns, a world comes awake, order and disorder striking a dangerous balance.

Under the stars, a princess and tailor trade age-old lore, little dreaming of the future that could trap them in the past.

All of it in, around, and far above the timeless trees of Wilderhark, the forest whose secrets reveal themselves slowly, if ever at all.

Tales of beginnings. Tales of quests for belonging. Most of all, tales of true love.

Once upon a time, you knew something of Wilderhark’s tales. Now for the stories that fall in between.

The Sky-Child and Other Stories
A Wilderhark Tales Collection

My Cover Review:
I usually don’t like covers that look like they are painted, but I think it works for this cover. The sky is so pretty and the colours and drawign like style adds a fairytale and fantasy feel to this cover. I think it fits the genre and it also fits the other covers in this series, which is always a win in my opinion. I am assumign the guy is the sky-child mentioned in the blurb and title. Beside a general feel the cover doesn’t reveal too much about the story.

My favourite thign about this cover are the colours, the sky is doenw ell and I also like how the title contaisn multipel colours, but not in a distractign way. The title is still easy to read.

So all in all I think this is a nice cover, I am not a big fan of drawing style covers, but I think it works here. The colours are my favourite aspect of this cover and I like how the cover fits the genre of this book.

You can find The Sky-Child and Other Stories on Goodreads

About the Author:
Danielle E. Shipley’s first novelettes told the everyday misadventures of wacky kids like herself. …Or so she thought. Unbeknownst to them all, half of her characters were actually closeted elves, dwarves, fairies, or some combination thereof. When it all came to light, Danielle did the sensible thing: Packed up and moved to Fantasy Land, where daily rent is the low, low price of her heart, soul, blood, sweat, tears, firstborn child, sanity, and words; lots of them. She’s also been known to spend short bursts of time in the real-life Chicago area with the parents who home schooled her and the two little sisters who keep her humble. When she’s not living the highs and lows of writing, publishing, and all that authorial jazz, she’s probably blogging about it.

Writing credits include: “Inspired” (a novel); short stories in paranormal, fantasy, and Steampunk anthologies via Xchyler Publishing; and, of course, her series of fairytale retelling mash-ups, “The Wilderhark Tales”.

You can find and contact Danielle here:

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What do you think of this cover? Have you read any fairytale fantasy books and what do you like about this genre?


16 responses to “Cover Reveal: The Sky-Child and Other Stories by Danielle E. Shipley

  1. I think this cover is done well, but I think the person playing the instrument actually works against it. The sky is beautiful here, but the person looks like she’s drawn in a different style than the background, and makes the work look less mature. But what would a cover be without its main character, anyway? But I agree that the best thing about this cover is the colors. Aaaanyways, following you now via feedly!
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  2. I don’t it’s a cute cover and definitely conveys that this is a childrens book, which realistically is the most important thing about a cover. You need to show who you’re targeting. The book itself sounds like a cute story for kids and inspires them to follow a path.
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    • It’s YA, so not too far off, but I agree the art style does give more of a younger feel to the cover. I have to say the blurb sounded a bit confusing and vague to me, but maybe that’s the feel the author is going for. And this is book 6.5 so that might have something to do with it as well.

    • Thanks! I am glad you like that I review my cover reveals :). I love doing cover reveals, but I want to give them a more personal touch and open the conversation by talking abut the covers. I love talking about covers, so this gives me a nice way to do that.
      I am not sure why designed the cover, but it does look illustrated indeed and I like the dreamy feel as well. It totally works for this cover and the fairytale feel.

    • I agree it depends on the genre, but for this genre I think the cover is a good fit and all the colours make it an eye catching cover.

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