Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke & The Bookish
Ten Favorite Book Covers Of Books I've Read
Some general comments on my cover tastes:
- I couldn't state that these are my favorite covers of all time, but they are some (mostly recent reads) that I really like.
- I don't like faces on covers, because they rarely match the image of the characters that I picture in my head.
- I like when the cover is descriptive of the book, either an actual theme/scene, or it captures the mood.
- I don't like movie tie-in covers.
- Prom dresses don't do anything for me either.
- A "bad" cover won't stop me from reading a book, but it will influence whether or not I notice it.
1) The Mara Dyer series by Michelle Hodkin: I LOVE these there covers together. They perfectly capture the mood of the two books and the relationship between Mara and Noah. I CANNOT WAIT for the final one.
2) Let the Sky Fall by Shannon Messenger: This cover perfectly describes this book, from the characters to the California desert setting.
3) Shadow and Bone and Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo: Graphically, these covers capture the feel of the books and the Russian setting, as well as small details about the individual stories (like the waves on book 2). This series is epic and couldn't be captured by a picture of a person.
4) Angelfall by Susan Ee: Love the mixed media feel to this cover, and of course the angel wings. I think they should make this cover with a texture. Also, when is the next one coming out? Waaaaahhh
5) Seraphina by Rachel Hartman: I love that this one almost looks like a pen and ink drawing. The dragon and the architecture are perfect for this book. Too bad I couldn't connect with this story better :(.
Remember when I said I liked mermaids? I like both of these sets of covers, though they have very different feels.
6) Monstrous Beauty by Elizabeth Fama: This one is darker and more serious, like the book.
7) Of Poseidon and Of Triton by Anna Banks: Often covers become even lovelier when they are paired with their series books. I love the flow of water shots and think they are extremely appealing.
8) The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett: This cover captures the historical feel of the book, as well as the architecture themes. Plus this book is huge and epic, and somehow that cover fits it well.
9) To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee: I think I love this one so much because of how familiar it is. It's also wonderfully descriptive of the book.