Book Cover Design

This was a self-initiated project I decided to take on in order to practice my book cover design skills.
Book covers are not only about a beautiful illustration or some nice lettering. They are the reason why someone picks up a book.
They have to be striking enough to draw the readers attention because they are the first contact they have with your story.
I wanted these covers to convey a darkly whimsical and mysterious mood.
My work is usually very light and colourful so I wanted to push myself even further here.
I also used this opportunity to put my lettering skills to good use.
Maybe one of these can be a starting point for a new story?