Who Wore It Better? Book Covers

With all the billions of book covers to ever have been designed, it’s inevitable that some of them are going to look alike. Pair that with design trends in art, fonts, and layouts and we up the odds for similarities. Every once in a while, I see two book covers separately that I swear could be the same book. Here are some book covers I think look alike.

Not Good for Maidens by Tori Bovalino and Where Echoes Die by Courtney Gould

The font is different, the color is different, but beyond that, these are the same cover. And I love both of them.

The Tidings of Misfits by Jordan Dugdale and Kingdom of Frost and Fear by Whitney Dean

Bold font on top of a chaotic, yet confined, background image is something I’ve been seeing more of lately.

The Paris Apartment by Lucy Foley and Wrong Place Wrong Time by Gillian McAllister

A handwritten font on top of a simple, monochromatic image has become a standard for many thrillers.

The Cloisters by Katy Hays and Upon a Waking Dream by J.S. Bailey

They may have accessorized differently, but these two covers both feature gold on black, making use of borders and moons.

One Dark Window by Rachel Gillig and Stars Undying by Emery Robin

The watercolor style in subtle colors with a single character bringing in a small pop of red has these covers looking alike

Lucust Lane by Stephen Amidon and The Devil You Know by P.J. Tracy

Opposite sides of the same style, one’s looking up, the other down, but they’re both trees with a bold font trying to blend in

Kiss Her Once for Me by Alison Cochrun and A Cat Café Christmas by Codi Gary

Handwritten cursive, lights hanging above the window, and the interested couple having a warm drink while they sit together. One window has cats, the other books, both good things if you ask me.

Are there any covers you’ve seen recently that look alike?