The Last Straw Book Cover

The Last Straw is the first book in the A Curiosity Piqued Series by Emmy Wynn Galloway. Set in an alternative version of Newcastle Upon Tyne where magic is commonplace and a murder has been committed.

The design of this cover drew inspiration from the Art Nouveau style, the use of natural, floral shapes is repeated across the cover. It’s also inspired by a bookmark I had as a child, mostly in the colour scheme of the flowers, this bookmark may have been sunbleached and was probably entirely crimson originally but due to spending a lot of time peeking out of books one end had gone a golden yellow, making the whole thing look like a sunset.

You can find out more and purchase the book on Emmy’s website.