Let's take another look at the cover for Hunter Brown and the Secret of the Shadow...
I love it. I really do. The smirk on Hope's face, the fear on Hunter's. Given that the Miller brothers are animators, it didn't surprise me to see this cover, nor the many illustrations within the book itself. In some ways, those illustrations reminded me a bit of the Harry Potter books. I don't know if the Millers would take that as a compliment or not, but there you go.
So why did this reteach me the whole book/cover thing? Because the book and illustrations made me completely unready for the extremely dark ending to this book. It completely blindsided me and part of the reason why is because of how "cartoonish" the cover was.
I wish I could go into more depth. If you've read the book, you probably know what I'm talking about. If not, well ... be forewarned.
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