One of the book blogs that reviewed I Serve commented on how unique the book's cover was--the solid black background with the stark contrast of the red gloves. With only a few conceptual ideas from Rosanne, layout designer Masha Shubin used themes from the story and her own artistic genius to come up with the cover for I Serve. But just how unusual is it? A short tour of recent releases in historical fiction can answer that question.
So, is I Serve's cover unique? Most definitely. But whether that is a desirable quality, I will leave to the taste of the reader.