The Black Bead Chronicles is a YA science fiction series. It is set on a fictional planet in which the inhabitants live under domes to survive the massive predators that dominate the ecosystem. Though the humans live in harmony with the environment and their day-to-day lifestyle may seem primitive to some, they are actually quite technologically advanced. However, they keep their technology limited and use it only for what is necessary.
We felt illustrations would be the best for these covers, which would communicate a YA feel, while also hinting at the science fiction subject matter. For book one, we wanted to show the face of the main character and her black bead necklace, which is central to the story. For the second book, we showed a key scene from the story that involved building a flying contraption, a fun and active cover appropriate to the story.
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