As most authors & publishers will tell you, a book’s cover will often go through various stages before a final version is released. The changes can be drastic — like switching out the image, style, etc. altogether — or minor, such as tweaking the lighting on a photo or changing a typeface.
As we all know, the cover of Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick definitely grabs you immediately — it’s intriguing, dramatic, filled with action — and hey, the hot half-naked guy with wings doesn’t hurt, either. But the cover went through various stages before getting to the final product we’re all familiar with. While she was at Wordstock in October, Becca showed some images of the Hush, Hush cover’s evolution. Here are some of those photos so you can get an idea of how the cover evolved.
Early sketch for the cover design:
Early cover art with Patch sans wings:
Another alternate cover with Patch carrying Nora (swoon!):