Favorite Book Covers

Hey guys! Today I’m going to talk about my favorite book covers. I have a lot of them, so in the interest of keeping this post short, I’m not going to spend too long talking about each book—or at least that’s my goal. We’ll see how well that works. These are in no particular order.

Also, as a warning, I don’t really know what kinds of things I’m supposed to say about these books when I’m doing a post about their cool covers, so I probably won’t be giving synopses for all of these books, especially books that I have talked about a lot recently.

Two Dark Reigns by Kendare Blake

I actually like the covers on the other two books in this series as well, but I like this one a little more than the other two because I think the colors on the scepters add some extra interest. The covers of the first two books do have some colors in them, but they’re more faded. The blues and reds on the two scepters in this cover are very vibrant. I like it a lot.

On an unrelated note, I also really like this series. It’s a super cool fantasy series, and if you haven’t read it, you totally should. If you want to hear more about this book, and this series in general, I’ve talked about it in several posts you can check out here, if you want to: Two Dark Reigns, Three Dark Crowns series

Little Do We Know by Tamara Ireland Stone

Honestly, one of the things that originally drew me to this book when I first bought it was this cover. It’s so colorful and eye-catching. Beyond that, now that I have read this book, I think that the cover actually represents the story pretty well.

In case you guys didn’t know, this book is about two best friends who have been next-door neighbors for years, but at the beginning of the story, they haven’t spoken to each other for several months. It’s told in alternating points of view from both of these two girls, and follows them in their struggles both with their broken relationship and with life as a high school senior, about to go off to college. I found parts of both of these girls’ stories very personally relatable, and in the end, I absolutely loved this book, and I don’t normally like contemporaries very much. As with the last book, if you want some more of my thoughts, here’s a link to a post where I talked about this book: June Wrap-Up

The Sudden Appearance of Hope by Claire North

This is one of those covers that I have come to love only after reading the book, because I’m impressed with how well it goes with the story. No spoilers, because this is something you can learn by reading the description of the book, but this story is about a woman named Hope, whom everyone forgets as soon as she is out of their sight. To me, that whole idea is perfectly reflected in the way you can’t see the woman’s face on the cover, and the way her legs and the bottom of her dress are blurred. I like how the cover art tells you a little of what the story is about before you even read the first page.

Links to other posts where I’ve talked about this book: June Wrap-UpJune TBR

The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

Honorable mention to Nicola Yoon’s other book, Everything Everything, because that has a super cool cover too. What I love about this one, though, is how bright and in your face this book cover is. You can’t not notice this book when you walk by it. Plus, I’m kind of a sucker for almost anything that has purple in it. It’s my favorite color. Granted, this doesn’t have that much purple in it, but there is enough that I’m happy.

Champion by Marie Lu

This is the third book of the Legend trilogy, and it is my favorite cover of the series. I like how it gives the illusion that the cover is made of actual burned paper. Also, on the actual book, the flower and the letters are textured, which is super cool to me.

Other places I’ve talked about this book/series: Recommended Reads: Red, White, and Blue EditionJuly Wrap-UpFavorite Characters

Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld

I love the teardrop and the black ink/smoke-looking stuff at the bottom of the cover. It doesn’t really say all that much about the contents of the story, at least in my opinion, but it looks super cool.

I’ve talked a lot about some of Scott Westerfeld’s other books, in various posts over the course of posting on this blog, but I don’t think I have actually talked about this book much before. This book is a really cool story about a girl named Darcy Patel, who has just sold her first novel. We follow her as she goes to live in New York City and tries to find her footing as a new author in this strange world of publishing. The book is more than just that, though—it’s told in chapters that alternate between Darcy and the story that she wrote. I remember really liking this book when I read it.

Here’s a link to another post where I talk a little about this book—though not much more than I did here, honestly.

A Thousand Nights by E.K. Johnston

One surefire way to make me fall in love with a book cover is to have really cool gold lettering and purple somewhere on the cover. This book has both, so, naturally, I love it.

What’s funny about this book is that I haven’t read it, don’t own it, nor do I think I have ever seen a copy of this book in person. But it’s beautiful, and I really want it. Not even just for the cover. It also sounds very much like the kind of book that I would like.

These Rebel Waves by Sara Raasch

This cover is just so beautiful. I haven’t read the book, so I don’t know for sure how well it reflects the story within, but it just gives off ocean vibes with all the blues and greens. From what I understand, a lot of this book is set on the ocean, so it seems perfect.

I have previously read the Snow Like Ashes series by this author (here’s a link to my series review!), and I liked it pretty well, so I’m super excited to get around to buying and then reading this book. Hopefully it’ll happen before the end of the year because I have some big plans for the beginning of next year that’s going to wreak havoc with my reading (and blogging, probably—more on that soon).

Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan

More goldish text with purple in the background. I discovered the existence of this book pretty recently, after creating my Twitter account and starting to follow authors and book bloggers, but as soon as I saw the cover, I fell in love. It’s just so beautiful—the purple and blue and pink hair, the way the text is literally burning. This is another book on my never-ending list of books I want to own, but don’t.

Ink by Alice Broadway

I don’t own this book either, otherwise I would take my own photo of the physical copy, because this picture doesn’t do the actual book justice, and I wasn’t able to find any online that showed the true beauty of this book. Earlier today, though, I was walking around in a bookstore, as you do, and I saw this book and instantly fell in love. I don’t know if all editions are like this one was, but on the one I saw today, all the orangish-yellow parts in the picture above were a beautiful copper color. And it was shiny!

Needless to say, it took every ounce of my self-control to not buy it today, but I probably will buy it someday, because it is absolutely gorgeous (I also read the synopsis and it sounded cool, so it won’t be a total cover buy).

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Okay! That’s all the books I’m going to talk about today. Do you agree with any of the books I chose? What are some of your favorite book covers? Let me know down in the comments!

Thanks for reading, everyone, and I’ll see you next time!

-Ariel

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