Welcome to Day 2 of the Best of Week. Today is TOP TEN Book Covers.
Please stop by the co-hosts sites Two Chicks on Books, Fiktshun, Tales of a Ravenous Reader, and Magical Urban Fantasy Reads for their lists!
Covers link to Amazon, Links to Goodreads
Here are my favorites in no particular order:
A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #1) by Sarah J. Maas my review
This cover nails the story is really wonderful detail. The colors are perfect and the type face clear and direct.
The Girl at Midnight (The Girl at Midnight #1) by Melissa Grey
This one is just gorgeous. I love the purple!
An Ember in the Ashes (An Ember in the Ashes, #1) by Sabaa Tahir my review
What can I say. The hardcover glows with color. It is super hard to see on the computer, but there is so much depth and shimmer there, much like the story inside.
Placebo Junkies by J.C. Carleson my review
I can’t even begin to explain how perfect this cover is for this story. Since it is about kids who sign up for clinical studies in order to survive, it is classic.
The Queen of Bright and Shiny Things by Ann Aguirre my review
This one gets the story so right since the main character has an obsession with post-its. Wonderful read as well.
Red Queen (Red Queen, #1) by Victoria Aveyard my review
The cover looks simple and classic much like the story inside BUT the blood dripping from the crown let’s you know that there is danger inside. You know, uneasy lies the head that wears a crown is perfectly portrayed here.
Illuminae (The Illuminae Files, #1) by Amie Kaufman , Jay Kristoff my review
Sigh, I had to put this one in. You can’t really tell but the dust jacket is AMAZING! Once you see everything inside of it, it is truly a work of art. I was lucky enough to hear the authors’ description of it. There are little Easter Eggs from the book filling the inside of it.
This Shattered World (Starbound #2) by Amie Kaufman, Meagan Spooner
I just bought this one. I adored THESE BROKEN STARS and the cover on this one is just as spectacular. The colors are super saturated and it takes you right into space.
Winter (The Lunar Chronicles #4) by Marissa Meyer
Classic fairy tale but with a modern twist. I asked for this one for Christmas. Fingers Crossed!
Mechanica by Betsy Cornwell – my review
This is another one I would have bought just for the cover. It tells you exactly what the story is about and of course it is a steampunk fairy tale. You can get that whole feel just from a glance at this one.
Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff
Sigh. I adore Lauren Groff and The Monsters of Templeton also had a distinct cover and feel to it. Arcadia had a really nice cover as well. I missed out on getting an early copy of this one so I have my name in at the library. I haven’t read anything about it at all about it since I plan on reviewing it. I have a feeling that it will be strange just like her first two books.
All the Starbound books have beautiful covers. Great list! Happy Holidays!
Bonnie @ A Backwards Story says
Ember and Illuminae are on my list as well! I forgot about how awesome the cover for Placeo Junkies is!
Laura Thomas says
Love all of them! This year sure has seen some awesome cover art:)
Yes, some really wonderful things have been published
Love you cover choices they’re all such great picks! Thanks so much for taking part in the Top 10 of 2015! Looking forward to seeing the rest of your Top 10’s 😀
Jaime @ Two Chicks On Books
Thank you for hosting! This is good for me.
Maria D. says
Court Thorn Roses, Winter and Red Queen seem to have made everyone’s list this year…lol
Great list of covers – I’m looking forward to seeing what the publishers do with next year’s covers already
Maria – they are such great reads.
Lisa Mandina (Lisa Loves Literature) says
Such great covers! Still can’t believe I forgot Red Queen on mine!
Great list! I love the Starbound covers but I still haven’t read this series. I plan to read it in 2016.
I read the first one and just bought the second — can’t wait!
YES, ILLUMINAE!!! You have no idea how amazing it is until you have the book in your hands. I’ve never seen anything quite like it. My son (he’s 7) just couldn’t get over how awesome it is 🙂
And I completely agree with you on MECHANICA! I DID buy it just for the cover! and luckily I was thrilled with the story inside 😉