When it comes to book covers I’m weak. They’re the first thing we see when looking at books and if I’m going to check out the blurb, and maybe add it to my TBR list, then there needs to be a gorgeous cover to catch my eye. This tag, where I get to talk about the prettiest book covers I have sitting on my shelves, could have been written for me.
I was tagged by Alyssa Grace at Serendipitous Reads. Thanks so much for the tag Alyssa, I loved taking part in this one almost as much as I love gorgeous book covers.
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- List the rules
No Ideas but in Things:
A book cover that perfectly expresses the novel inside it
Wayward Children by Seanan McGuire
I couldn’t choose just one. The covers for the Wayward Children series all have a very fantasy-esque magical feel to them, but the dreary landscape on the cover of Down Among the Sticks and Bone is in my mind the Moors Jack and Jill travel to, and the cotton candy colours of Beneath the Sugar Sky represents Rini’s and Sumi’s stories really well.
A cute cover that is so fluffy you want to give it a hug
The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson
The second I saw the dogs I was sold. I love animals so any book that includes animals (or better yet has a cute and fluffy animal on the cover) is an automatic must-read for me.
The Simple Aesthetic:
A book cover that stuns with the most minimalistic of design
Sadie by Courtney Summers
The cover doesn’t give anything away as to what Sadie is about, and if it weren’t for the red hoodie I feel like this book would fade into the background, lost among all the brighter covers on the shelves, but for me the simplicity is what makes it so eye-catching.
A book cover you wish you had on your shelves, but don’t yet
Finale by Stephanie Garber
Granted it’s only a few more days before Finale is released and my copy is dispatched, but I still can’t wait until I have it. The covers for the whole trilogy are gorgeous, but what makes this book stand out from all of my many anticipated releases are the secret covers under the dust jackets.
A book cover featuring a country outside of your own
Darius the Great is Not Okay by Adib Khorram
Iran is a big part of Darius story, alongside his fractional Persian heritage, and the setting was so richly described in the story itself it’s nice to see it represented in the cover art too.
The Colour Wheel:
A cover that showcases one of your favourite colours
Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
My favourite colours is blue and there no better blue book I own than Strange the Dreamer. Like Finale though it isn’t just the cover that made this one stand out for me, it’s the blue sprayed edges and the illustrations on the title page that add to the overall gorgeousness of this book.
A cover change you absolutely adore
Vicious by V.E. Schwab
I’m copying Alyssa’s answer for this one. I did like the original cover for Vicious, but when the collector’s editions were released I fell in love. I felt the new design better represented Victor’s character, the cover replicating the blackout poetry he used to create, and it fit with the other collector’s editions of V.E. Schwab’s books.
And the Winner is…
Which book cover mentioned above is your favourite?
Tag, you’re it;
If anyone else wants to take part in the Dreamy Books Covers Tag then go for it, I’d love to see your answers so consider yourselves tagged as well.
But if not let me know in the comments what cover showcases your favourite colour. Is it just the cover art that makes it stand out or are there other aspects that add to the overall design? What was the last book you read with a cover that perfectly captured the story itself?